Monday, May 26, 2014

The Hmong Market

Sunday, May 25, was the first day of summery weather in central Minnesota after a long, hard winter and a generally unpleasant spring and an opportunity for the Twin Cities' southeast Asian population to do some outdoor shopping at their international market on the corner of Marion St. and Como Ave. in St. Paul. The market is the place to find traditional Hmong and Karen clothing and food. At this time of the year it's also the spot to pick out the seedlings for this summer's garden. Individuals are selling pepper, tomato and melon plants as well as plants not generally available on the northern plains. The venue was packed with gardeners making their choices.

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