A visit to the fruits and vegetable market
This is a busy market. There are a lot of people getting fresh produce straight from the fruits and vegetable market. This is not the same as the farmers market, in the sense that, the stalls here are vendors who are selling produce they themselves have not grown. And the produce comes here from all parts of the world. Not really good for the carbon footprint, but we have got to eat right.
Although this is a desert climate where we live, locally grown produce is catching up. But for now, I still like to visit this market because of the variety of produce you get and for its freshness. They are considerable cheaper as compared to the produce at the supermarket as well.
It is located a little away from the centre of the city. Not one of the markets I go to every week, maybe once every 3 weeks is good for us. But today, I visited the market as I was looking for a particular type of spinach that I could not find at the supermarkets. I am stocked up on my other fruits and veggies for the week and my focus is only the spinach.
It is easy to get carried away and buy more than you what you are looking for. Unless, you are going to be bulk cooking and meal prepping for weeks to come. You have to stay strong and leave with only what you came for.
I took a walk around for about 20 minutes and happy that I found the spinach and also a box of plum. I walked out of the market a happy person. Total amount spent at the market – about 10 AED.
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That is brilliant fresh produce for being in a desert climate!
Hahaha… there are local farmers around here.. but not all fruits and vegetables are from local.. it come from around the world by air & land cargos..
Yes I saw, I try to eat what is grown locally now, to stop things being flown, seems silly really.
Ya I agree…
The variety of fruits and vegetables displayed here is amazing. I wish we could have that, but it's winter and you can only get those from the supermarket/grocery store and the majority is imported.
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Yes Majority fruits and vegetables are imported.. few are from local farm..
Ya sure, I ll start engaging with others.. thank you for ur notifying me .. 😊
That looks like an awesome market, @eyewaa.
Thank you… ya it is one of the biggest fruits and vegetables market here …
Oh so nice to see your pictures of the fruits and vegetables market eyewaa :)
Have a nice day and evening.
Thank you … u too have a lovely evening..
How much was the spinach? Was it expensive? From week to week, my prices fluxuate. Where are you located?
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The market is very affordable and I dont think I paid more than 1 dollar here for the leaves. I would normally spend about 2 dollars for one fourth the quantity at the supermarkets.
I try to visit our fruits and veggie market atleast once a month.
I currently live in the United Arab Emirates.
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