Fresh on DeK, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, is in its fourth year of operation. CONTRIBUTED
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DeKalb County mobile farmers market gets rolling; begins 4th year

DeKalb County Mobile Farmers Market has shifted into drive as it kicks off its fourth year of operation.

Residents in the area are encouraged to come out and purchase locally grown produce through the Fresh on DeK program.

The mobile farmers market began as a way to address food insecurity in the DeKalb County area through collaborations with the health department and a grant from the CDC.

MORE: A map of metro Atlanta farmers markets

In addition to the fresh food, residents benefit from the program through nutrition lessons and tastings, DeKalb County Extension Coordinator Lynwood Blackmon said. The market visits up to three locations a day.

MORE: Mobile markets provide access to fresh produce in metro Atlanta food deserts

Customers should be on the lookout for summer favorites such as sweet potatoes, okra, and squash. As for fruit, the mobile market is selling a variety including peaches, oranges, muscadines and plums.

The market will run Tuesdays through Fridays through September 21. Find the market location schedule here.

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Your DeKalb Farmers Market, located on East Ponce de Leon , is an Atlanta icon and for good reason. The market launched in 1977 as a small produce stand before moving into its current digs, a massive 140,000-square-foot warehouse in Decatur. According to its website , the market serves over 100,000 customers each week with fresh produce, meats, seafood, breads, beer and wine, cheese, a deli and a restaurant. Produce is where the market shines with more than 450 varieties of domestic and international f

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