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Looking for greens in Basel

Hello all,

I'm looking for dark cooking greens. At home I cook with kale, collards, mustard greens, etc. I'm also very fond of brusselsprouts. At Migros I find only dark green cabbage and kohlrabi. I was hoping for a broader selection. Any suggestions? Are there more greens at the farmers' markets? Is there a list of farmers' markets anyone could point me to?

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Laura
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Re: Looking for greens in Basel

Hi - i bought lovely rainbow chard in Manor last week - you can cook the leaves like collards and eat most of the stem too. Also the New Asia Market (link below) is great for asian greens - try the chinese broccoli/kale.
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http://www.newasiamarket.ch/NewAsiaM...81001A39BFD9A6
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Re: Looking for greens in Basel

I wanted plain old green beans today.....had to buy a huge 500g bag in a nearby Aldi. And the required one lemon came in a bag with 2 others! Seems a lot of stuff comes in pre-packed bags and for me on my own, it's often way too much. It's not even the cost, lemons only CHF0.80 but they'll end up wasted.....I don't have any gin for my short stay here!

I think I heard about a Farmer's Market in Therwil, does anyone know if that's true, and if so where it's held?
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Re: Looking for greens in Basel

Have you tried the Marktplatz Market on a Saturday morning - lots of nice seasonal produce, 2 or 3 different stalls as I recall. Don't know about Therwil, sorry

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Re: Looking for greens in Basel

...oh. I thought this was going to be about rep whoring...

You are generally going to struggle or find it very expensive.

CH is about seasonal cooking. Anything out of season is usually 2-3x the price vs. when in season.

Otherwise, head over to the St Louis market.
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