There's nothing like crunchy Pink Lady apples and crisp lettuce and beans sold at week-ends at our local market, and straight from the farm.
I live on the North Coast of New South Wales in Australia and our markets are legendary. The best seem to be around Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads but our own small version can't be sneezed at.
Twice a month the locals get up early on a Sunday morning to get their supplies of fresh goodies.
This stall always has a big selection of really fresh fruit and veg. The food seems to last just so much longer and tastes so much better than the stuff from the supermarket chains.
This young stallholder has a great selection of spuds (potatoes to you) and onions and pumpkins.
Enzo makes his pasta in all shapes and sizes on the spot and sells it to eager buyers.
Olives cheeses and crisp loaves of bread are to die for at Lennie's Italian Foods.
This couple gives away religious tracts which they have printed and framed themselves.
Fresh flowers at $A6 for a bunch.
If market goers don't have time for their breakfast muesli they can count on a steaming cuppa at the market, a variety of hot Thai foods, tarts and cakes and muffins.
The market is held in the grounds of a large returned servicemen's club which also boasts wonderful sporting facilities such as a golf course, Olympic size pool and these tennis courts at the rear of the picture.
For breakfast, there's also 'Aussie yoghurt'! And what did I have?
A huge muffin complete with lashings of cooked apple, raisins and cinnamon. That's what!
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