To market, to market…

How does your local market look like? Is it outdoor or indoor? Is it a night market or opens during the day? Do you have a market day, when everyone brings the fresh produce for the week?


A typical market in the Philippines

Each farmer’s market has a charm. From local produce to stalls to markets, there is always something to look forward to. Hence, whenever I go to a new place, I visit the local market as much as possible. What better way to know the delicacies of the place than where these come from? What better way to learn about the local culture than to attend market day?


A fruit stand in Maharashtra, India

Here’s how you can enter this event:

1. Blog about the local market where you buy your food. Include a picture of the place (e.g. your favorite stall, a local delicacy, a seasonal produce). Talk about the sights and sounds. Mention the location of the market as well as the local name/equivalent for “farmer’s market”. For example, in Tagalog, a marketplace can be called palengke, mercado or pamilihang-bayan. You can also blog about a market you have visited in other places.


Sausages in Quebec

2. Only one entry per blog.

3. The post should include a link to this post.

4. Once you have written your post, email me at mgccarrillo AT gmail DOT com. Include the following:

* Your Name
* Your hometown/region and country
* Blog name
* Blog URL
* Post title
* Post URL

Please include “To Market, to market” in the subject line so I don’t lose your email.

5. Submit your entries by March 1, 2008.


Vegetables in Pike’s Place, Seattle


  1. just droppin’ by. nice site! interesting! i might as well blog about our market here in tagaytay!

  2. Thanks, will wait for your post.

  3. Hi, just saw the announce of your Market to Market Event in Is my blog Burning, and I love the idea!!! Count on me, I’m Spanish from Barcelona.
    It will be so nice to see all the differences in products. My nearest market day is Friday… and the weather forecast is perfect for pictures!!!

  4. That’s great, Nuria! I’ll wait for your post. Thanks.


  5. Hiya, Seem to be having troubles sending my entry. Not sure why, have attempted twice but keeps bouncing back. Just would like you to know I’ve written up my entry and you can find it here:

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Thanks, Pixie!

  7. Hi Gay,
    You have a great blog. I was thinking of posting about markets in general. I didn’t take a photo of the market, but managed to click a picture or two of the things I brought from the market. Would that be enough to join in the event please?

  8. No problem, Devi. I hope to read your post soon :)


  9. I’ve just emailed you my post on the Chinese new year market in Singapore. Looking forward to seeing the other entries – I love markets!

  10. Hey, this is a great idea. I’ll try to remember to take my camera next time my local farmers’ market is on here in Surrey, UK, and get you some pics. I love farmers’ markets – my favourite place to buy veggies for my seasonal eating project ( – I’m trying to eat seasonally for a whole year. It’s going great so far!)

    Keep up the good work, you have a great blog 😀

  11. I’ll announce another round soon, Sally. See you!


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