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Tag: Markets

That place called New Amsterdam

Before New York was packed with people… before it was a global destination for fashion, music, and business… before it…

I love Montreal’s supermarkets; the rest of Canada is deprived

I’ve heard from Montrealers who move elsewhere in Canada that they really struggle with the food in their new city….

Marché aux puces

On one rainy Saturday morning, we stepped out on our balcony in Paris and discovered that somehow, quietly and magically,…

Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao

During our bike journeys around the city, we stopped at Paloquemao, Bogotá’s second largest and oldest food market. It’s housed…

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for old markets. There’s something about fresh vegetables, dead fish, stinky cheese,…

Boston’s Haymarket

Boston’s Haymarket runs on Fridays and Saturdays on Blackstone Street. It’s hard to miss with the white canopies and masses…

The Port of SF and Saturday Market

It’s always an unplanned surprise on Saturdays, when I head into San Francisco and discover the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market….

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market (2013)

I’m not going to pull together the 13-posts to Christmas this year… at least not intentionally. Believe it or not,…

The English Market, Cork

The English Market on Grand Parade was one of the first things we discovered in Cork. I joked throughout our…

Mother Jones Flea Market

Who is Mother Jones? This was the first question that La Niña asked when we passed the sign on the…

Granville Island

The story behind Granville Island is one of industrial development, ecological decline, and eventual rejuvenation. The island was originally not…

Diamond Valley Craft Market

Location: Flare N’ Derrick Community Centre, Main Street, Turner Valley Dates: December 1, 2012 10-5p.m. Cost: A donation Apparently, Christmas…

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