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Dario's floating produce market. Photo: Virginia Cinquegrani

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…

Vendor Bauer Rück is well known for potatoes. Photos: Carmen Anderson

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…

Barrie Farmers Market

Canada’s Barrie Farmers Market keeps producing in winter

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During winter the vendors of the Barrie Farmers Market move indoors, safe from the fickle whims of Mother Nature in this central Canadian city. Barrie, a one-hour drive north of Toronto, Ontario, has seen two 1-foot snowfalls already this year. But today — a market day— the weather is mild and some of the white stuff is melting away. The vendors are packed quite tightly into the rotunda of the city hall…

Papines andinos, or Andean potatoes, from Madame Papin.

Buenos Aires Market: a trip for the senses

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In a city known for its meat, Buenos Aires Market is dedicated to healthy and organic vegetarian products. One weekend a month you will have the chance to eat a succulent vegetarian meal while you appreciate one of the city’s iconic parks. The idea behind this market is to bring healthy and organic foods into everyone’s life, which is why it moves from neighborhood to neighborhood each month. As you pass by…

Visit Carmichael Farmers Market for year-round fun

Visit Carmichael Farmers Market for year-round fun

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One of Sacramento’s great park-situated farmers markets was bustling with activity on the Sunday of the California International Marathon. At first, the market was quiet with anticipation as runners passed Carmichael Park on a closed thoroughfare. But as Fair Oaks Boulevard reopened, shoppers with pent-up enthusiasm filled the Carmichael Farmers Market, where they strolled the lanes of fresh produce, prepared foods and crafts to the beat of the Roy Thorpe…