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Sunday, December 5, 2010


South Miami's farmers market sprouted on Sunset drive this weekend. On our brief visit dozens of people came by to purchase produce, plants, crafts, and -in our case-
an incredible chocolate-hazelnut croissant.
A moment ago I put on another pound thinking about it.
Francesca and I met the new mayor of South Miami, Phillip Stoddard. He is a busy man. As I was standing next to him people came up to discuss a lame duck, the deforestation of Haiti, and a homeless guy who had set a resident's truck on fire the night before.
Every community should have something like this. Farmers markets give people a chance to gather and know the folks who grow their food. The South Miami Farmer's Market will be open every Saturday from 9 am 'til 2. It is located at City Hall, 6130 Sunset Drive. Their website is

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