It's getting close to winter, which means it's getting chilly. But it also means that plants can grow without being scorched by the air temperatures, so the variety at the market has really picked up. Everything is more plentiful, and more importantly, cheaper. Plus, instead of a few big stalls who buy wholesale, there are tons of small tables of people selling things that they have grown themselves. For less than $20 this week, this is some of the stuff we brought home...
A pomelo, which I tried in Thailand but Andy has never had. I can't wait to open this gigantic citrus up.
From the same people (a very friendly old couple who always say hello to us), we got some mandarins. They're dirty on the outside, but so sweet and juicy.
Here's a bad photo of some baby beetroots.
Red and gold sweet potatoes, bananas, and eggplant.
A massive bunch of coriander. For $2 we got 9 or 10 plants with masses of leaves. And it is fresh. This is what the markets are all about.
I turned about 1/3 of the coriander into pesto straightaway, since we couldn't possibly use it all when it was fresh. And we got two feijoas, which neither of us has ever tried before. We think they're ripe today, so I'll be eating some exotic fruit when I get home from uni!
We also got a bunch of radishes including their greens (which are edible), and some other things I can't remember right now. I can't wait for the next few months of great, fresh and local produce!!