to market


I never thanked Diego and Leah for their mango ideas. We have a whole other tree on its way, so I will be sure to use them. Thank you! Halloween and NYC sort of got in the way, I think.

For the most part, Cali grocery shopping takes place in grocery stores, like home. My favourite is a small shop about five minutes from my house. This particular shop was my support centre during my longest runs, hustling me through the line with my Gatorade and water purchases (to restock what I had already been carrying!). The staff knows me and treats me like a local – which I love, of course.

Cali also has a number of big-box type stores, similar to Walmart or Superstore. Last month, they even opened up a PriceSmart (Costco)… where they sell… yep… peanut butter.

Yesterday, we went to one of the few farmer’s-market-type places we have found. It is comprised of many sectors, like this fruit and vegetable one:

There is a butcher section, flower section, herbal remedy section, and many shops around the perimeter selling things we have found trickier to find elsewhere – nuts in bulk, whole oats, good chocolate and whole wheat flour.

It can be a bit rough around the edges, with carts everywhere, buskers, aggressive salespeople, a few daytime drunkards, rough sidewalks, and cars moving every which way. My blondies attract a bit of attention too, which makes me a bit uneasy. Other than that, I quite love it. As long as I have AZ’s hands and eyes there with me.


3 Responses to “to market”

  1. 1 Ilse Zandstra

    Brings back so many memories of market visits in different countries….

  2. 2 Hubert

    Very nice! I have a fetish for real markets!!

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