July 4, 2013

Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal. October, 2006

Raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, oh, my! And a few trays of tomatillos thrown in for good measure. The patchwork displays of fruit at Montréal’s central market are so much more beautiful and respectful than I see elsewhere. But where did those out-of-season berries come from? (This photo was the closest I could get to a red-white-blue market-based array for today’s holiday.)

1 comment:

  1. Those are physalis, aka Japanese lantern fruit, and closely related to tomatillos and other husk tomatoes. They are commercialized in South Africa where growers gave them the wacky and misleading name of Cape Gooseberries...