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Every day, a real-life vegetable auction takes place for visitors to the world’s oldest sail-through auction, now a museum.

Sail-through auction a unique experience

Reporter's Notebook: Journo traders bid on produce as boats float by

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian farmers are no strangers to the auction mart — but they do things a little differently at the sail-through auction in the Realm of a Thousand Islands. Like a quarter of the Netherlands, this area in North Holland lies below sea level, but that didn’t stop farmers from settling on its marshy lands centuries […] Read more