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How to cruise a farmers market like a pro
How to cruise a farmers market like a pro

Unlike some of the blighted, benighted areas where some of our friends live (hello, Manhattan!), in Southern California, farmers markets are stacked deep with beautiful fruit and vegetables all year long. But there's no arguing that June marks the start of their high season, when even people who never shop at farmers markets suddenly wake up on weekend mornings with an itch to go. This is good, of course, and we don't resent the noobs one little bit, even if they do sometimes make finding a parking space more of a challenge. In fact, we're happy to offer them a little guidance, provided they keep their sticky fingers off our mulberries and Blenheim apricots. Our...