Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 26, 2015
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Farmers markets are good sources for these mildly sweet veggies.

Fragrant fennel stars on an easy, hearty homemade pizza

The growth of farmers markets over the past couple of decades has brought so many benefits. It has led to the increased availability of fresher ingredients that are often also organic, sustainable and locally produced — and not just fruits and vegetables, but also eggs, cheeses, artisan breads, quality oils and vinegars, and a wide array of other products. I also love the way farmers markets enrich a sense of community, something I experience when my two young sons and I stroll through one on Sunday mornings not far from our home. One of the greatest gifts we’ve all receive... READ MORE

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