Open air Markets are an early form of trade when one bartered goods, purchased produce, spices and all form of needed articles. From the "marches" of my village, to the wonderful one of Eze Village on the Cote d'Azur where I spent my summers, to the Hippy markets of Ibiza and funky ones of Saint Tropez, I have always loved to spend time in markets and shop for that perfect summer dress, espadrilles in Spain, artisanal cheeses or tree-ripened juicy peaches.
I am very conscious of the quality of food and try to eat only organic fruits, vegetables, eggs, free range poultry, organic milk and one of my greatest pleasure is to take my Ibiza basket and go first thing in the morning to the nearest farmer's market. Cities have amazing farmers market, I especially love the Union Square farmer's market.
I just would like to share with you my favorite markets, where I have found so many small treasures and tasted the most incredible and often "weird " foods.
produces from my village market in South West France
Aix en Provence has marvelous markets all year around
Flower market near Inle Lake in Burma
Produces grown on floating gardens on Inle Lake, Burma
Local market in Burma
Floating markets on the Mekong Delta, Viet Nam
Night market in Marrakech
Love the spice displays in Morrocan markets
My husband loved his sardines purchased on the Essaouira fish market in the early morning
One of my favorite market is in Barcelona, Las Ramblas
So many summers spent shopping at the markets in Ibiza