Make Markets Part of your Plans

If you are hoping to sneak into the culture a bit, markets are open for business.  Markets are great for getting some exercise, mingling with the locals, picking up a bite to eat, or saving some money on souvenirs.  Since we typically rent apartments when we travel, we take advantage of markets to find the freshest foods for our dinners when we eat in.  Even if I am going somewhere for a day trip, I try to plan on visiting during a market day to make the most out of my visit.

Going to markets has changed how I eat at home.  I am now looking for the produce that is in season to take advantage of the fullest flavors.  Let the lessons you learn while traveling trickle into your life at home.

Some of my favorite markets include:

United States

-Reading Market (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

-Madison Farmer’s Market (Madison, Wisconsin)

-Pike’s Place Market (Seattle, Washington)

-Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market (San Francisco, California)

-French Market (Chicago, Illinois)

Europe

-Centrale Market (Florence, Italy)

-Arles Market (Arles, France)

-Aix en Provence Market (Aix en Provence, France)

-Rialto Market (Venice, Italy)

-Rue Cler (Paris, France)

4 thoughts on “Make Markets Part of your Plans

  1. Cheryl C says:

    Iv’e been to Mercato Centrale (my daily spot for cappuccino sandwiches and veggies), Rialto Market (I got my nice tablecloths and earrings there), Rue Cler (sigh…french pastries, cheese and bread) and Madison Farmers Market (I live in Madison – It’s where I get my veggies, eggs, cheese and flowers.

    • Liberated Traveler says:

      Good Morning,

      I LOVE the Madison market. I considered moving to Madison a couple years back, but I’d rather go further south to the warmth. What a fun city though. I also love your art fair on the square.

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