Things I love (and am thankful for) Thursday
Farmers markets around the world differ in range, aesthetics and personality. Whenever I travel to a different country I make an effort to check out the local offerings and interact with locals.
A Farmers Market in Argentina
A variety of dried fruits on offer in Thailand
Naturally died yarn on sale in Peru.
An array of greens in South Korea.
South Korean markets are open Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm. The vendors lease a space to display their items and set their food out every morning and pack it away every night.
The sellers are actually not the farmers but family members of the farmer or families who’ve been in the business for a long time.
They offer the freshest produce with minimal packaging at the cheapest price. I get to pick the individual items I wish to eat , rather than being forced to buy a pre-packaged bag of food. And best of all , I can ask about their practices and choose to buy organic and/or locally grown food.
A beautiful young girl selling odds and ends in the Philippines.
Farmer’s market in Chile. Look at those avocados!
Cambodia’s green banana’s