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Stroll historic downtown Folsom on farmers market Saturday

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Folsom, California is host to a pleasant farmers market at the railroad turntable in historic downtown. One of seven markets managed by BeMoneySmartUSA, the Folsom Farmers Market runs each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., across from 915 Sutter Street. It’s open year-round, rain or shine. The Sierra foothills town of Folsom sprang up during the California gold rush and is perhaps best known for its prison (thanks to…

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Brave Guatemala’s Antigua Mercado and claim delicious tropical rewards

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The town market in Antigua, Guatemala is in an unusual place, smashed between a popular chicken restaurant and busy avenue on one side, and the always-dusty and harried bus yard on the other. The intense chaos and sheer number of people in the Antigua Mercado on market day might dissuade the occasional traveler, but rest assured the lack of personal space is worth it. Comprising hundreds of stalls selling everything…

Let’s visit Argentina’s Puerto de Frutos: an island produce market supplied by boat

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There are few places on earth like Delta del Tigre, Argentina. This geographic formation of hundreds of small islands can only be reached by boat. It is one of Argentina’s jewels. From Buenos Aires, long ferry rides along the Parana River can be combined with afternoons wandering around hundreds of stands on the Puerto de Frutos open air market on the north of the city. The Puerto de Frutos (Fruit…

Learn to ’grow your groceries’ at Soil Born Farms

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Dozens of novice gardeners learned what it takes to get a spring garden started the right way during a free clinic at Soil Born Farms near Sacramento, California, in February. “We’ve never offered anything quite like it before,” says Sarah Barnes, the farm’s education coordinator. “The idea is to offer a variety of options for people who are interested in learning about gardening.” The Spring Garden Clinic reviewed the high…

Konstablerwache market in Frankfurt: Organic produce in abundance year-round

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Daylight is fading and it’s freezing cold, yet the market is absolutely buzzing. I was worried that it might be closed, but it seems that it would take more than a light flurry of snow and a bracing -1° C (30° F) outdoor temperature to affect business at Frankfurt’s weekly Konstablerwache Farmer’s Market. Customers line up with wicker baskets in hand, stocking up on fresh produce – lettuces and cabbages…