Saturday, 18 July 2009

To Market, to Market...

Posted by Bel
From Spiral Garden

Today I went to our local market, as I do on the third Saturday of every month. There are other markets in nearby towns on other weekends, but this one is 10 minutes’ drive away so I never miss it.

I was totally impressed (again) with the quality and selection of local products and thought I’d share with you what I noticed there today…

Sweet Potato
Pumpkins and chokos
Green veg of all types
Herbs – fresh, dried and potted
Tomatoes, eggplant (aubergine), capsicum (peppers)
Bananas, pineapples and paw paws (papaya)
Nuts – peanuts, pecans, macadamias
Dried fruit
Baked goodies
Jams, pickles and other preserves
Coffee (we also grow tea and sugar and produce milk locally – didn’t see it there today, but it’s worth mentioning!)

As well as fresh produce, there is a good variety of handmade food to cooked to eat – Aussie BBQ, ice-creams, pancakes, curry, German-style sausages, juices, smoothies, coffees, spring rolls and more.

Plus there's soap, lotions and potions, plants for food and beauty, books, toys and all sorts of goodies new and second-hand.

Are there local markets near your home? What sorts of things can you buy there? Do you plan your shopping around a regular market visit as I do?