Early Sunday morning Joe and I headed out for our daily walk. Joe had several places in mind for us to at least walk by if not visit. One was the planetarium another the zoo and the third was…….. But instead we got totally side-tracked as we discovered a Sunday Market about five blocks from our apartment.
The vendors block off the several streets and set up their tents, some even come with what looks like a food truck that opens to show cold cases for cheese, meat and fish.The first thing that caught my eye was the flowers, but I only picked up one plant and that was thyme. And it joined my other herb basil on the washing machine in our laundry room.We figured a tray of 30 large eggs would cost $3.00 and they even had one man selling household products, cleaning, TP, paper towels. There were several vendors set up selling cheese, pork, chicken, beef and even fish. The fruits and vegetables looked fresh but we had just gone shopping on Friday and our refrigerator was filled with everything we needed for the week. I have not had the time to check prices but I am sure this Sunday Market is cheaper than Tienda Inglesa.Grapes run $1.42 per kilo, that is cheap cheap cheap. They are grown here so maybe that is why they are so inexpensive. Next Sunday these will be on my shopping list.Everything is marked so you know what you’re spending.I just could not resist the strawberries, they are one of my favorites. They were small with a hint of tartness. Just perfect to eat with sugar and cream, and that is just what I did.$1.60 a kilo for peaches. That works out to about 72 cents a pound. This stand was selling all different dried herbs and even had nutmeg nuts in this bowl above. Need to spend some time finding out what these are but I did buy some of the adobo which I knew had red pepper flakes and seeds in it. I have used it on several things and it does pack a punch. This will be our Sunday morning ritual. Buying fresh fruits and veggies five blocks from the house. Now all we need is one of those Old Lady Carts, yes, I am prepared to drag it around. ha ha