Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Foreign Soil

We've just come back from a few days in Barcelona, one of my favourite city's to visit. I love visiting food markets in other countries, the range of produce, especially the seafood always amazes me. The price of prawns on the continent also makes me very jealous, what we pay here is criminal!.

The market on La Rambla is well worth seeking out if you take a trip there, here are a few shots of the fruit and veg stalls, the presentation is always perfect and so well organised. The meat, fish and cheese stands are worth checking out too, as long as your don't mind coming eye to eye with the odd sheeps head.

You can even buy prepped fruit cups, and my favourite the cones, cheese, meat or seafood is available like this and makes a great snack for only a few euros.

As well the markets we find ourselves looking out for allotments and veg gardens these days as well.

Near our hotel we found a community garden that has just been started as an experiment by the city council. It allows the local residents the chance to grow some produce, most live in apartments, in a joint effort. The garden is divided into small plots, but the work is shared, no one owns a plot. They are also organic, no chemicals are allowed.

They seem to be doing well with tomatoes, courgettes, chillies and beans all growing nicely. They have a year round growing season, it must be nice not to worry about a late frost.

Just before we went I managed to get a solid 11 hours work in on the farm, progress report to follow shortly, until then...

Happy gardening folks!!

1 comment:

Daisy Debs said...

Great photos ! Isn't it wonderful how they set up all the fruit and veg to look so beautiful ! Love seeing the allotment pics too ! :)