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Market day


I live in the region of the V.Island where growing and eating local, organically grown and raised food is very important. We are known for it around the North America.
There are many small sized farms around us and local food chain is plentiful.
There is a market set up every Saturday where these small scale producers will sell their produce. It is changing every week depending on season. Please have a peak at yesterday’s market.




Strong British influence and heritage on display.


This produce was picked in the morning. It cannot be fresher than that.


The market represents not only growers but small operation bakers, meat and dairy farms producers and such.

This lady is selling preserves which won her 1st price in local Fair competition.

Lots of jams and pickled everything


Seasonal fair




Bread and cheese place



Chili pepper people:


Hazelnut farm people:

Sheep farm people selling their wool

This island is also known for many artists or an artists wanabee and some come and display their art like these cute birdhouses


and very nice variety wood inlay cutting boards and salad bowls

Some people come to shop and some just to enjoy the afternoon on a sunny day and people watch..

Few musicians playing in the corner of the plaza


even dogs are enjoying themselves


There is another farmers market close to us but although some produce is local most is not and they have much larger selection of produce, little deli and an outdoor restaurant serving mainly soup and sandwich. It is an eclectic and very popular little place with colourful plantings all year round. It is open every day.


After our successful shopping trip we decided to go for luncheon to a vinery on our road just a short distance from our house.

They serve lunch outside in very casual environment or inside in more elegant surroundings.

And of course some wine tasting in the background.

Paella and sangria was my lunch.

When we came home it was too late to start on any bigger project in the garden.

That is my Saturday September 27th story.
:-) xxx

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That market looks wonderful - puts our farmers markets to shame

29 Sep, 2014


Wonderful blog Klahanie - thanks! All that lovely temptation, and then lunch outdoors . . . what a perfect day. :)))

29 Sep, 2014


Fascinating set of pics .. thank you :o)

29 Sep, 2014


Oooh I loved my stroll around both those colourful markets and all that freshly grown produce looks mouth watering, I also have my eyes on those fantastic Bird Houses thank for the trip;0))

29 Sep, 2014


What a great market, with so much variety - lovely.

29 Sep, 2014


Thank you Klahanie. Enjoyed.

29 Sep, 2014


Thank you all for liking.

29 Sep, 2014


Lovely blog I enjoyed my wander round, and what better than lunch in such lovely surroundings, made even better by the wine tasting ;-)
I was looking at the yummy selection of breads may I ask what is the one called 'Butch' made of? I'm intrigued.

30 Sep, 2014


Simbad, I believe that butch bakery is all about putting unexpected flavor combo of ingredients together such as beer, bacon, whiskey, chile , vanilla , from sweet and salty to boozy . But I have not tried this bread so I am not absolutely sure.

30 Sep, 2014


Sounds interesting :-)
Just reminded me of some sausages I have in the freezer Black pudding and strawberry jam!!!OH picked them he sampled them and said they were nice, not being a lover of black pudding I keep putting off cooking them.

30 Sep, 2014


:-) Sounds as interesting combination.

30 Sep, 2014


Simbad, that's incredible - who would have thought that one up ??

30 Sep, 2014


It's nice to have a local produce market like that. I believe in supporting local people and it's much nicer than a supermarket.

30 Sep, 2014


I agree with you 100% Hywel.

1 Oct, 2014


Stera we bought them from Harrogate flower show, love looking round that food hall,I've just looked at the name on the freezer bag they came in 2013 region gold award winners it says, we had a couple of other flavours which were both delicious a bit tamer than this one though lol.

1 Oct, 2014


I don't eat black pudding either, but was fascinated by the imagination that thought that combination up!

1 Oct, 2014


Klahanie that was a wonderful mouthwatering trip, I love farmers markets and like pp I like the look of those little bird houses.

1 Oct, 2014


Thank you Stroller. Do you have small growers markets where you live? The produce from them tastes so much different than the one in supermarkets. Ours comes mainly from California and Mexico and it is picked up long before its time. Probably genetically modified that makes it look good.

1 Oct, 2014


Wow, reading and looking at all the delicacies made me hungry - very nice blog

2 Oct, 2014


Thank you Bathgate.

3 Oct, 2014


I would love to stroll around that market then sit in the sunshine people watching. A perfect few hours out for me. Thanks for a really nice blog Klahanie.

10 Nov, 2014


Lovely blog :o)

11 Nov, 2014


Thanks for your note Homebird and Terra.

11 Nov, 2014

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