Sunday Market

I’ve already mentioned the Turkish markets on this blog but I just can’t get over it.  On Sunday we spent about 20TL or $10 for the following:

  • 2 large melons
  • 2.5lb grapes
  • 2.5lb green beans
  • 1 red cabbage
  • 1 large bag garlic cloves
  • 1.5lb cucumber
  • 1.5lb zucchini
  • 4 pears
  • 8 peaches
  • 1.5lb white figs
  • 2.5lb carrots
  • 8 apples
  • 1.5lb tomatoes

All fresh, local, and (we think?) organic.  Just the figs would have cost half that much in California!  Unfortunately, there was no egg guy this week.  The way you buy a bag of produce is odd.  You kind of bag up what you want and hand it to the stand owner.  Then he takes out or ADDs produce to get an even kg weight.  I wanted 4 zucchini but he would only let me buy 3 because of the weight.  I bagged up how many grapes I wanted but he added more to make it an even number.  It’s such a great deal that I don’t ask questions. 🙂  Having all this fresh produce around has helped us get back on the paleo wagon after our move here.  Now if we could just stop eating the delicious Turkish bread we’d be good. 🙂ImageImage