October 8, 2011

Market to Pantry #22: Havana, Cuba

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From Diana (MaudeRubyPearl), in Riverside, California:

Okay, so this one is cheating a little bit because it isn't a market we're able to frequent; however, it is a market my husband and I visited and loved this year. This past November we traveled to Cuba with some friends. This little open-air market is nestled in the city of Havana, between tall apartment buildings. It is shaped like an old Chianti bottle, with a long alley for an entrance, and then a round, wide bottom.

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September 24, 2011

Market to Pantry #21: SoWa Open Market, Boston, Massachusetts

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From Carol (Cabinet Stew), in Lynn, Massachusetts:

I finally got around to visiting the SoWa Open Market in Boston. This is the "South of Washington" farmers market.

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August 6, 2011

Market to Pantry #20: Pekanbaru Market, Sumatra, Indonesia

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From Ben, in Alameda, California:

Pekanbaru is located in central Sumatra; it's closer to Singapore than to Jakarta. We went to the marketplace on a Friday night; it was very busy, and had very nice selection of fresh fruit and numerous different rices. 

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July 16, 2011

Market to Pantry #19: King George Farmers Market, King George, Virginia

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From Shirley (Gluten Free Easily), in King George, Virginia:

Our market is now in its third season and last year won America's Favorite Farmers Market in the boutique category (15 vendors or less). This was a voting contest held by the American Farmland Trust. (Incidentally, it's going on right now to "crown" this year's winner at the end of the summer.) We are so proud of winning at the end of last season and holding the title right now!

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June 25, 2011

Market to Pantry #18: Schenectady Greenmarket, upstate New York

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From Lauren (The Very Hungry Bookworm), in upstate New York:

Every Sunday from 10 to 2, farmers, artisans, and producers travel from miles around to set up their stands at the Schenectady Greenmarket in upstate New York. In the summer, the market abounds with vibrant herbs, greens, tomatoes, locally-raised meat, fresh cheeses, and bread still warm from the oven. Musicians play as customers move from stall to stall, chatting with the people who have created this bounty.

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