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Farmer’s Market Focus

Delicious and fresh tarts are just one fresh specialty offered by Bella Maria. PHOTO BY JAMIE BOZICNIK

Farmer ’s Market Focus By Ross Mantz “My name is Franco. We’re Basque, from Northern Spain. My father is Spanish. My mother is Chilean, but her family is Italian. She does all the baking. My Dad does the cooking in the restaurant. It’s all family recipes; the crust, the creams, the sauces… Hold on… Hi, do you need anything?” Regardless of where they are from, they know food. Franco and his family run the Bella Maria stand at the Marco Island Farmer’s Market on held at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Wednesdays. Few people there miss the sights and smells of ... Read More »