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In pictures: the new foodie frontier

Lychee tomatoes? Sea urchin bottarga? With top chefs hungry for rare ingredients, a Quebec company is expanding the culinary map.

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Owner of Societe Orignal Alex Cruz picks Lychee tomatoes at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Owner of Societe Orignal Alex Cruz picks Lychee tomatoes at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Lychee tomatoes hang on their bush at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Societe Orignal owners Alex Cruz, left, and business partner Cyril Gonzales pick clay peppers at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Owners of Societe Original Alex Cruz, left, and business partner Cyril Gonzales smell clay peppers after picking them at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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A basket of Lychee tomatoes are shown after being picked at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Owner of Societe Orig nal Alex Cruz, left, picks Lychee tomatoes as he talks with business partner Cyril Gonzales, right, and farmer Jocelyn Masse at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Alex Cruz, right, and business partner Cyril Gonzales pick Lychee tomatoes at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick, Quebec.

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A Purple eggplant hangs on a vine at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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Alex Cruz, left, and business partner Cyril Gonzales, right, talk with farmer Jocelyn Masse at Jardins bio-Sante in Howick.

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