I decided to go ahead and post since our vacation is coming to an end, and I won't have the chance to write again for a few days...maybe not even until next Tuesday. Also, this will be a rare Saturday post - I can probably still count how many of those there were on one hand, even after seven years!
The two photos here show some Asian vegetables - bitter melon and Thai eggplant. I also saw tables of greens (I may have had some of that lettuce and cilantro at dinner tonight over at Le Cheval), green beans, squash, and traditional eggplant, not to mention an incredible display of strawberries.
For value-add ag, there wasn't much to mention here - the size of the city and these neighborhoods probably make a straight produce set up profitable enough. There was a booth offering "home made" soap, although the packaging suggested otherwise.
And then there was this incredible honey booth - large jars of it, and the proprietor even offers to recycle your old honey bottles. Mary told me she'd seen an article somewhere that offered to set up bee hives, with the host getting a share of production. I'm wondering if this booth is part of that operation.
So this will be the final post during the vacation. I have a lot of material to write-up when we get back to Alexandria, probably enough to cover the month of June. So until my next post, have a good one!