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Roberto Flores of Good Dogs Farm brought a variety of vegetables to opening day at Millerton’s Farmers Market. Photo by Marsden Epworth

Nettle tea (Urtica Dioica). “Try it,” Ben Schwartz, a farmer from Wassaic, urges. “It’s good for the blood,” he says. “Lowers your cholesterol. Good for allergies, too.”

Barbara Adelberg of Sharon, one of the many people at the Millerton Farmers Market season opener, Saturday, pours a sample of murky, sea-green liquid into a tiny paper cup.

“Hmmmm,” she says.

I try it too.

“Hmmmmm.”

It tastes green, we decide, and figure the mint tea (Mentha Spicata which “cools and soothes aches and upsets”) is an easier swallow.

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