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Pairings and produce

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  Hollygrove Market and Farm (8301 Olive St., 483-7037; www.hollygrovemarket.com) has developed a fast-growing distribution system since forming in 2008, and the latest link in that network is Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St., 304-0635; www.swirlinthecity.com). Each Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Mid-City wine shop serves as a pick-up site for Hollygrove's produce boxes, while also serving tapas made from that week's produce and pouring recommended wine pairings at its bar.

  Hollygrove assembles boxes containing roughly a dozen different items, which it sells for $25 each. Order through Hollygrove's website ahead of time, and the boxes are delivered to your door or are available for pickup at Hollygrove's distribution points, which include weekly sites in Algiers, the CBD, the French Quarter, Uptown and, now, Mid-City (visit the website for details). At Swirl, chef Richard Papier prepares dishes from that day's Hollygrove haul during the pickup hours, which also coincide with Swirl's happy hour, when wines by the glass are half price.

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