Sunday, 16 September 2018

Farmers' market in Alimos





I have written before about our local market , its luscious, ripe fruit and great variety of vegetables. Once a month we also have a chance to enjoy the goods of the farmers' market. It's small but it's a chance to get produce straight from the producers and we try not to miss it.




The bread stall




sells sourdough bread




koulourakia (a certain type of cookie) in various flavours or with additions: vanilla, cinnamon, carob, with raisins or nuts




and lots of breadsticks, with cheese, nuts, seeds and all kinds of other combinations.




There are fruit stalls







Every type of nut you can imagine




Beans and lentils




I was intrigued by the small white beans on the left which come from the Feneos area: apparently they taste like vanilla. I will definitely get some in the winter to try them: there are too many varieties of fresh beans for sale at the moment, to bother with dried ones.







Organic wine




Rusks




Cheese




Eggs




Rice




Hand-rolled pasta in various flavours, including squid-ink





Trahanas, a Greek speciality, made out of flour and milk, which makes wonderful soup




Sausages





 which we were invited to sample




olive oil




Tsipouro, a regional spirit (again, we were invited to taste, but it was too early in the morning for spirits)




various types of honey




herbal teas





herbs







All kinds of flour, including corn




 and carob





Sultanas and raising




various vinegars




spoon sweets and jams




capers




pickled caper leaves




olives.

We left with a kilo jar of Kalamata olives, a kilo of raisins, a large bag of carob rusks, some grapes and a chunk of thyme-flavoured graviera (a hard Greek cheese).





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