Published in CityPalate Magazine.
“Have you seen any of these?” Like a culinary detective hunting an elusive suspect I flash a photo to a clerk at the market. 

“Sorry, no.” I try again next door.

“I’m looking for these. Know who’s got any?”

“Can’t help you.”

I get similar reactions from people all over the market until I run out of fruit stands. Yes, fruit stands.  I’m looking for a berry and though it’s said to be one of the most prolific in Alberta and western Canada, I’m met with inquisitive looks every time I ask about it. 

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