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By Pat Burns, General Manager At December’s City Market Board meeting, I shared with the Co-op Board of Directors that I will not be renewing my contract when it expires as of June 30, 2015. While it’s a bit impersonal to share this information in an emailed newsletter, we wanted to share this news...
It all started with a free bag of medlars.  I had been interested in using medlars for some time, and so when a free bag of medlars close to their prime were offered up by our Produce Department in December, I snagged them to make medlar jelly. Medlars are the fruit of the medlar tree and are one...
It's mango season! I don't know about you, but I love fresh, ripe mangoes - in salads, salsa, juice, chutneys or jams, on ice cream, or just eating out of hand.  But cutting mangoes can be tricky.  Mangoes are stone fruits and have a hard stone pit in the middle.  Because of this pit, it's not as...
The New Year is here, which has left many of us pondering strategies to be healthier. As many complex resolutions are made, one quite simple approach to do this is by eating well. Eating nutritiously may seem complicated or expensive, but truthfully it is quite simple. Buying raw ingredients and...
Pomegranates are a delicious treat this time of year, but I know I'm not alone when I say they are one intimidating fruit.  How do you know when they are ripe? How do you cut it? How do you get all those delicious kernels out of the intricate pith inside?  But once you figure it out and taste the...

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