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Famers market in winter, were can I get their wonderful food?

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ukjason Nov 16, 2011 04:45 PM

Big fan of farmers market buy they disappear in winter, where do they hide? Supermarket veg is ok buy not compared farmers market veg. Just their tomato alone kick butt over chain supermarket store, so can you help me track them down.

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: ukjason Nov 16, 2011 04:53 PM

    Every Saturday in the parking lot @ Nat Bailey Stadium on Ontario St @ 28th or thereabouts.

    It's all outside so you're guaranteed to freeze you buns.

    http://eatlocal.org/

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      grayelf RE: Sam Salmon Nov 16, 2011 11:07 PM

      And no tomatoes at all in the winter at a local FM. Just what's fresh (or long-term-storable) but still worth checking out. Keep an eye peeled for the nougat stand run by the NZ (?) couple if you like that sweet treat. Pretty awesome.

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        kinnickinnik RE: grayelf Nov 16, 2011 11:48 PM

        No fresh tomatoes, but Klippers usually has frozen. These are a tasty option for cooking. I semi-thaw them, chop and toss into soups, stews etc, or blend for sauces.

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          grayelf RE: kinnickinnik Nov 17, 2011 09:28 AM

          Good tip! When we grew tomatoes (before recurrent blight discouraged us) we used to freeze them whole and they were indeed good for cooking.

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