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Hey, how 'bout a date?

August 27, 2010 | 11:12 am

If you've ever had a date, it was probably one of those prune-like, dried-fruit ones. Well, our farmers market expert, David Karp, says you haven't lived until you've had a real, fresh date. And lucky for you, they're hitting their peak now at local farmers markets. Read more in this week's Market Watch report, and check out Karp's photo gallery of all that's fresh this week at the farmers market.

Photo: Barhi variety dates at the khalal, or firm, stage of ripeness, grown by Bautista Family Organic Date Ranch in Mecca. Credit: David Karp / For The Times