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May 21, 2007 10:43 AM

Local produce watch

Found (bought, and ate) local asparagus at various stands at Jean-Talon market - yesterday the sons of the late Mme Jiminez were on hand with their "semi-sauvage" asparagus for just $1 a bunch so I bought a few for a party tonight. I haven't seen white yet, but hadn't really looked.

Local leaf lettuce available too, and there are still fiddleheads.

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  1. Saw white asparagus and fresh morrels at Jean Talon market in the produce shop on the south side, 2 doors down from shop selling tagines out front. Sorry can't recall the store name.

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    1. re: yow yul

      Probably Chez Louis - Chez Nino is a bit farther west:
      Chez Louis
      222, Place du Marché-du-Nord, Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal
      Tél. : (514) 277-4670

      Chez Nino
      192, Place du Marché-du-Nord, Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal
      Tél. : (514) 277-8902

    2. Bought some ramps at Chez Nino - they were delicious!

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        1. re: RhondaB

          Wild leeks - taste like cross between leeks and garlic. Very pungent but delicious. The season is very short and it is a native plant to Quebecand protected so the supply is very short. If you find them, buy them.