Farm Fresh Foods

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This Morning Edition series takes you to America's farmers markets and roadside stands for a sample of what's growing on its farms, in its gardens and across the countryside. We invite you to share your recipes and ideas.

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Market Pastries: Baking The Taste Of France

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Baker Bertrand Houlier with the sweet treats and breads he sells at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Customers line up early at Bertrand Houlier's stand at the Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market in Bethesda, Md. They're there for Houlier's French pastries — all kinds of sweet treats and breads. His specialty is the croissant.

Daikon: Unearthing The Radish With Soul

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You may have noticed a vegetable at your local farmers market that looks kind of like an albino carrot on steroids. It's a daikon radish. Kazu Yoshimoto, who runs a daikon farm in Massachusetts, says that unlike regular radishes, daikon has kick.

Tina Antolini reports from member station from WFCR in Amherst, Mass.

Urban Blackberry Pickers Score Big In Seattle

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This is the time of year when Seattleites go foraging for their food. You see them in parks and along roadsides picking blackberries off the bushes that run rampant throughout the city. The state considers the bushes a "Class C noxious weed."

Flavored Snacks From Pedrick's Keep A Family Happy

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Some of the many varieties of pistachios available at Pedrick Produce in Dixon, Calif. Larry Abramson/NPR hide caption

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Fresh fruits and vegetables may lure us to roadside stands, but it's hard to leave without stocking up on the weird regional snacks you can also find there. And if you're headed up to California's Sierra mountains, the best place to get your fix is at Pedrick Produce.

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