Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday Market

Although we have a great market at the bottom of our street that we shop at every day and it supplies us with all of our fresh fruits and vegetables, and lots more, there is an open air market that sets up every Tuesday in San Miguel de Allende that is quite an experience to go to.

It covers several acres of land and I think you could spend days wandering through the market and not see everything.

We spent Tuesday morning there, along with thousands of people; Mexicans, tourists and “ex-pats” alike. It was fascinating to stroll through row after row of stalls as vendors, mostly indigenous people hawked there wares.

Three young girls work together to make fresh tortillas.

Just look at these luscious strawberries stacked perfectly, how can one resist!

Every kind of goods you can imagine was available for purchase. There were plenty of food stalls cooking everything from soups, to tacos to whole fried fish, and more. The temptation was to much so we had to stop at least a few places try something to eat. You just grab any seat that is available and eat with the locals. The fish and shrimp were yummy! Then we found another stall that had some great looking soups, so of course we had to try it! I am glad we did, it was excellent!

I can see that I will be spending my Tuesdays at the Tuesday Market. It was a very festive atmosphere. And I am finding out that the Mexicans do everything with passion, flair and exuberance.
May all your days be joyful

Gypsy Girl


Anonymous said...

Hola Family, the open air maket looks spectacular. I can only imagine how long it took to stack all of those lucious berries. I can definately see and feel the passion of the people through these photos. Everything there is so rich with tradition. Don't miss a minute of it. Oh, by the way, someone now has a blog called travellingsoes with 2ls. I am going to check it out now. I'm sure it can't compare with mi mamas. See you all soon. Love Heidi

Babs said...

You MUST check out the dollar table for the can find Ann Taylor, Land's End, Liz Claiborne, etc.etc.etc. It is so much fun to dig! The display of the strawberries reminds me of the radish displays......which is what led to the Night of the Radishes!
C U soon........