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Endive Salad: Kristi Garrett

The secret world of endive

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What do you know about endive? Most Americans, if they know of endive at all, think of it as bitter, expensive lettuce hearts. Au contraire, mon frère. Called “White Gold” in Belgium, the white variety of endive is one of the most popular vegetables in France. It is often the foundation for soups and stews, and is a natural in salads and appetizers. But endive is still an unusual find…

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…

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…

KCC Farmers Market

Oahu’s KCC Farmers Market is a pineapple mecca

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If your travels take you to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, plan on making a stop at the KCC Farmers Market. This very large market is located directly across from Diamond Head State Park at Kapiolani Community College. The market runs from 7:30-11 a.m. every Saturday. Get there early to beat the crowds and get first grab at the produce and other treats offered. As you travel through this market…