Friday, 20 January 2012

Fethiye Market



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Fethiye market runs along two sides of a canal (or really well walled-in river), and is covered by huge tarpaulins and tents that make it hard to see out once you're inside. Not that you would want to, when there's so much produce to attend to, but it's easy to get disoriented. The prices for fresh fruit and vegetables in Turkey are quite low, and there's an interesting array of spices, nuts, and snacks on display. Yoghurt is sold from huge vats, and cheeses are carved from the block or - in the case of soft goats cheese - scraped out of goat-skin bags. Definitely a fun place to wander, and after we'd picked up some groceries we stopped to enjoy stuffed pancakes for lunch, which made the day even better.

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15 comments:

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

oooh - a farmer's market ON the WATER! That's just about perfect in my book. I love taking pics at the farmer's market - it's like a bevy of bouquets of all sorts. We have a great one here in Santa FE, NM, but it's not on the WATER. My other favorite is in Quebec City, and that IS on the water (the St. Lawrence River.)

shrink on the couch said...

oh, all those pots of colorful spices! want, want!

Bibliomama said...

How the heck do you pronounce that? And where the heck are you?

Jenny Woolf said...

Always find markets like that absolutely wonderful if I am staying self catering, and intensely frustrating if I am in a hotel or working, so have to eat out. These days I often take along a plate etc. so I can make myself picnics but it is not the same.

Mary said...

This market looks fantastic. I LOVE all of those spices. They are just beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Those wonderful colours make my mouth water!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh how FUN!

Ms. Kathleen said...

This is so fascinating. My brother and sister in law lived in Turkey for a year or so. What an amazing experience! Loved all the photos.

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A Cuban In London said...

I'm still enjoying that last photo. What an explosion of colour! I love local markets in country towns for their character.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Johanna GGG said...

Sounds great - I remember staying in fethiye very vaguely but regret not going to the market now that I see your photos

Tabor said...

I like farmer's markets. Ours here are very parochial and so limited. Regarding your comment, we do convert much of the downfall into firewood and mulch...we now have a three-year supply!

Dave King said...

Fascinating place! Great post!

Rachel said...

Is that last photo of a spice stall? Always fascinating!

mel said...

I love that last shot of the spices - I can only imagine how fragrant the air would be. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

its ashame england dont have markets and fruit like that we just get the over priced and under size fruit veg

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