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Farmers Market choices plentiful and inviting

All kinds of tasty foods can be found at the Bellingham Farmers Market, whether you’re in the mood for salty, saucy, sweet or spicy. For those looking to spice things up in their own kitchen, the farmers market Chef in the Market series allows shoppers to watch local chefs demonstrate their recipes and cooking techniques. The demonstrations last about an hour and begin at 11 a.m.

The listed foods are available at the Bellingham Farmers Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Depot Market Square. Vendors such as Mallard Ice Cream, Thai House, India Grill, Mount Bakery and Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods have brick and mortar locations as well.

LA CREPE NOMAD

These paper-thin French pancakes can be a sweet or savory part of the shopping experience. Dessert crepes can include a variety of fruits, such as blueberries and pears, whipped cream and dark chocolate. Other crepes include a three-cheese and avocado, a smoked salmon and sautéed onions or a sautéed mushroom with four cheeses. Prices range from about $6 to $8 for savory crepes and $4 to $8 for dessert crepes.

SPIRIT OF GREECE

For a taste of the Mediterranean, try gyros in beef, vegetable or chicken, as well as souvlakia. For dessert, pick up a flaky baklava. Prices range from about $2 to $6.50.

HEMPLER’S AT THE MARKET

For a basic meal in a bun, try Hempler’s hot dogs, bratwurst and kielbasa. Prices range from $2 to $8.

MAMBO ETHIOPIAN CUISINE

Step up for a plate of saucy chicken with yellow lentils and vegetables inspired by Ethiopian cuisine. Plates cost $5 to $6.

CURT’S KETTLE CORN

For an easy to eat snack while you stroll, pick up a bag of flavored popcorn. Flavors include original sweet and salty kettle corn, caramel, cinnamon sugar and cheddar cheese. For some extra protein, try the cinnamon roasted nuts. Prices for a bag of popcorn range from $3 to $4.

FAIRHAVEN BAY SEAFOOD

Barbecue salmon sandwiches

and fish tacos are a great way to fuel a day of shopping. Both can be bought for $4.50.

RALF’S BAVARIAN BAKERY

For some good hand-held snacks, try Ralf’s. Bavarian pretzels, cheese sticks, chocolate sticks and sandwiches are all on the menu. Prices range from $2 to $4.

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