From Adrienne (Hungry Bruno) in Somerville, Massachusetts:
I took these pictures almost a year ago and I've been meaning to send them in for ages! This is Christina's Spice and Specialty Foods store in Inman Square, a neighborhood in Cambridge, and this is where I shop for spices. They have great homemade spice blends and an enormous selection and the prices are crazy low, plus I like buying spices in little bags and transferring them to the jars I already have at home.
From Teresa, in Burlington, North Carolina:
The Grand Asia Market in Raleigh was my destination to pick up 15 pounds of Chinese broccoli for our New Year Celebration at my office. And, of course, my own home pantry list was quite long, too. Before I left home, I checked for recommended brands on The Perfect Pantry -- thank you, Lydia! I came home with baby bok choy, bean sprouts, hoisin, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, fresh/dried noodles, dumpling wrappers, garlic, peppercorns, curry powder, chutney, brown rice, Chinese sausage and other goodies.
From Donna (Cooking + Praying), in McLean, Virginia:
You have to love an outdoor local farmers' market that stays open throughout the winter. Thank goodness for the hardy vendors at the Falls Church Farmers Market in Falls Church, Virginia!