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Fri June 19, 2009
Viet Town delivers summer leafy greens
New Orleans, LA – Richard Mccarthy presents a taste of our region's Farmers Markets.
With hot summer weather, most leafy greens wilt in our climate until late fall. One exception is a remarkable green available in widely in the early Saturday morning farmers market in Viet Town in New Orleans East. It's Vietnamese water spinach. High in iron and a mainstay in Southeast Asian cuisine in stir fries, Kokong or Vietnamese water spinach is traditionally grown along the edges of rice paddies. Gardeners in New Orleans East grow it along the canals near Michoud.
For hours and location for the Vietnamese farmers market and all of our region's markets, click here