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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…

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…

All the Salads Jessica Spengler

Israel’s veggie-centric cuisine defies its carnivorous reputation

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When many people think of Israeli cuisine, their minds shift immediately to freshly fried falafel balls and juicy schwarma meat spinning tantalizingly over heat, both stuffed in a pita and loaded with white sauce. While these tasty foods are certainly staples of Israeli street food, assuming Israeli dinners subsist on these greasy dishes is like believing that Americans fill up on pizza and hot dogs. On a trip to Israel…