November at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

by Carol Sacks on November 24, 2014

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The lead-up to Thanksgiving makes me giddy. Whether our dining room is full or it’s just we three around the table, I look forward to planning the menu and making the meal. Not surprisingly, the highlight of this annual ritual are my visits to the Farmers Market. November is a feast for the eyes. Take a look at the bounty.

Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

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