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Monterey's Tuesday Market

Melanie Wong | | Sep 9, 2006 08:38 AM

After lunch on tuesday we headed over to Monterey to look for some pastries. But we soon forgot about that when we discovered the Tuesday market in full swing. The market here has craft vendors, as well as farm booths and many prepared food stands. There were more than 50 food-related stands.

I stopped by Untamed Foods, which is a personal chef service that sells its salsas at the market and online. The bright, fresh flavors popped out. My favorites of the ones I sampled were the Chipotle tomatillo salsa and Kalamata olive tapenade.

Untamed Foods

Chris' Classic Confections had some very nice looking homemade candies. I bought samples the handmade marshmallow (25¢) and the vanilla caramel. When my mother unwrapped the caramel later, she sniffed it and said, "mmmm, real butter and cream, remember when we used to make these?" She thought it was very good. I didn't dare tell her that these cost 75¢ apiece.

Chris' Classic Confections

We also stopped at the Sparky's booth to get a root beer float ($3.50) for my dad who was napping in the car. The stand features Sparky's root beer on tap.

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