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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter market

One of my all time favorite quote is from Henry David Thoreau. He said ''Live in each season as it possess; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each.'' I always enjoy the local markets, it's a place where I can get in touch with the spirit of the season and the place. So here today I am posting some photos from Datca's local farmers market.


This market is open year round on Saturdays. We returned from Datca on Sunday and I was at the market on Saturday for the weekly shopping. When I see all these goodies I couldnt resist to buy huge amounts, even hubby protested. As he himself bought kilos of cheese and olives, we made a truce at the end. So we returned to İstanbul as a moving market.





The olives on the last photo are our recent favorite. They are stuffed with orange peels. Great with your drinks..Isnt it a beautiful season???


23 comments:

  1. Good old Thoreau.
    I love your market people pictures.
    Funny to think of your car as a market on wheels, heavily loaded. With pretty and good food like that, who could resist buying?!

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  2. First of all, happy birthday! (belatedly). Secondly, what an amazing post! I loved the photos. I could smell those fresh vegetables. Like you I love markets, and I am spoiled for choice here in London. What a nice snippet of your life. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  3. That's funny. I wrote about shopping in the markets last Sunday too! I love it.
    You know I lived in Turkey for so many years, moaning and groaning about not having any celery only to discover it was under my nose all the time in a root form! I see the California persimmons in your photos. Last year I made a passable persimmon pie- but what a god-awful mess it was to make. Tasted great though. Any ideas about those mushrooms? Have you bought any?

    http://nomadicjoe.blogspot.com/2009/12/exotica.html

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  4. Love the Thoreau quote. A marketplace with all earth's beautiful produce gives us a nice 'taste' of what life is like for you. But you forgot to show us the travelling market on wheels. Those olives stuffed with orange peels look delicious. Thanks Turquoise.

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  5. gorgeous! I wouldn't be able to resist the cabbages, chestnuts or celery root either.

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  6. Nothing is as colourful as an open-air market!

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  7. everything is so green and pretty. surely a sight for sore eyes as we head into our winter. its always so chilly and .... white!
    i cant resist loading down also... it is all presented so beautifully. the olives look amazing!
    ~laura

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  8. I've never thought of olives stuffed with orange peels. Sounds delicious. I, too, tend to go a bit nuts in food markets. Then comes the challenge of getting it all prepared while still fresh.

    Are those persimmons in one of the photos? I'm wondering how you prepare those.

    Thanks for the trip to the market.

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  9. It's a gorgeous season! I love your photos and I'm too a fan of food and flower markets...

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  10. Wonderful! And I agree, a local market is a place to just be more in touch with the season. When I lived in Boston I bought everything at the nearby farmers market, held once a week near the haror, it was great...., a workout too, hauling everything up the hill!

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  11. Sorry about the typo..., near the harbor!!

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  12. Eating locally and seasonally is the only way to go! So fresh and good for you! One of my favorite things to do when traveling is seek out other cities markets...

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  13. how nice to think about all the delicious healthy meals now that your home

    from swimming in the sea to eating the seasons bounty..either way, it looks wonderful!

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  14. I like your Thoreau quote too! Have been enjoying following your photos and thoughts. Happy birthday too Aysegul. Hard to believe that you would be 45 and it was just a blink ago that you were here with us in WV as a high school student!!! Pat and I send our love.

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  15. Yes, I completely agree. You really can get the true sense of what a city is like by exploring its local markets.

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  16. It is beautiful - those colors are lovely. The persimmons and mushrooms, mmm. It's a great way to get a sense of any place, and it's fun to see that my markets in here in Los Angeles have some similarities to your markets.

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  17. Happy Belate Birthday!I love the local markets .There are plenty of things to buy and see.
    Great shots!!! When i first saw them i said WOW!My favourite is #1 !

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  18. I love every photo, but especially # 4. This lady looks like she's full of stories, and she's not going to stop telling them just because she has some goods to sell. In fact, the market is just the place to share a few! Very very nice...

    Nevine

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  19. J'adore your local market...the produce looks so fresh and colorful. Got excited when I saw the chestnuts coz it's one of my fav during winter season here in the U.S. Luv your blog although I haven't been to Istanbul, but my daughter has. Her best friend's family are from Turkey and she got to visit there during college and she luv'd every bit of that trip. Thanks for visiting me!
    -marie

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  20. I miss markets!
    Lucky you!
    I can smell all the vedgetables, olives...hm...lovely!

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  21. Wonderful quote and a wonderful market! I miss the farmer's markets in California, the ones here are terrible. You've made me hungry now, guess I'll go start dinner, wish I had some of that produce to include.

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  22. I have always loved local farmers' markets. We have several in our area from about June through October. Most are only open on certain days so when they are first advertised I put them in my calender through the end so if I have a day when I'm free I try to find one.

    I have always thought some of their fruits and veggies look like art they are so perfect. Your photos show that perfectly!

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  23. gorgeous pictures. i loe going to farmer's markets especially when i am visiting a new town. love those persimmmons I just discovered them! have a great weekend :)

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