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Last night, when absently watching Anthony Bourdain in A Cooks’ Tour, my ears perked up when he said, “The best food always comes from someone you know.” Okay, maybe I can’t quote him directly, but he was sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean on the island of St. Martin, eating a creole chicken that had been pecking around earlier that day. It reminded me that it’s the start of the growing season. That really the best brat or tomato or scone is one that I buy directly from the producer, from their hand to mine. No middle man, no shipping container on the Pacific, just two people exchanging goods.

Farmers markets are open and doing brisk business. CSA Delivery’s have started. And it’s time to start planting those herbs and tomatoes.

We are blessed here in the Twin Cities to be surrounded by many fabulous farmer’s markets. My three favorites are the St. Paul Farmers Market (open year-round), the Mill City Market, and the Midtown Farmers Market.

I know the Star Tribune had a list of markets at some point. I’m not finding it right now, but I did find The Farm Report, which has lots of news and tips. City Search has a fairly thorough listing here.

So get out there and support your neighbor. You’ll even save some money on your grocery bill, and who doesn’t want that?

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