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Everyone has heard of the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle – but another not to be missed, and well worth a visit, is the out-of-town Ballard Farmers Market on Sundays.  But no matter what farmers market it is, Seattleites take their organic foods to outlandish proportions, being the sort of people they are. I once offered to cook a turkey for a local family Thanksgiving here, and before we sat down for the meal, I almost had to show everyone the turkey’s full family tree, what it was fed on, what nice parents and friends it had, and how nice the local free-range farm it was raised on was.


It was all just a little too close to the neighbouring Portlandia chicken sketch, where two smugly enamoured couple sit in a restaurant, their hands clasped as they fret over the menu. The chicken, for instance: can the waitress tell them a little bit about its provenance? Of course she can, because this is the kind of cool restaurant in Portland, Oregon, where patrons regularly seek elaborate assurances about the virtuousness of their food. The waitress informs the couple that the place serves only local, free-range, “heritage-breed, woodland-raised chicken that’s been fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy, and hazelnuts.”


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