Saturday, 9 February 2008

To market, to market

It was a glorious Saturday morning, so we ventured out early to the farmers' markets. It's such a pleasure to shop in the open air in a friendly atmosphere, surrounded by exotic aromas and the sounds of enthusiastic vendors.

Luscious figs, peaches, green and yellow bunches of ladyfinger bananas, ripe, red tomatoes, and all the other fruits of summer. Who could resist?

After a quick stop at the coffee vendor to re-charge the batteries with a short black, it was on to the butcher, the baker, and preserved olive maker.

Next on the list was the Mushroom Man, who sells the best Swiss Brown mushrooms in town.

We take in the colours of the beautiful flowers before heading home.

Here are some of the stalls we passed on the way back to the car.

And now it's time to recover before setting out to babysit.

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