A couple of weeks ago somebody was asking for help identifying all of the interesting produce she was coming across in the various markets in Flushing. At the time, I recommended the book 'Beyond Bok Choy' and there were a few other useful book suggestions, but if she (or anyone else) is interested in further info the following item in Wednesday's Newsday may be of interest:
"VISITING ASIAN MARKETS
Get acquainted with the multi-ethnic markets of Flushing on tours of Main Street under the guidance of Erin Moriarity, gardener in residence at the Queens Botanical Garden. The trips are scheduled for March 3 and 30, starting at 2pm. Stops will include a South Asian market with a full stock of Indian spices, an Asian store with live fish and produce, and a Chinese pharmacy that sells dried herbs. The cost is $5 for members of the garden, $7 for nonmembers. To register (space is limited) call 718-886-3800, ext. 224. Payment can be made at the administration building, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, at the start of the tour."