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