To Market, To Market in Lecce, Puglia

Market in Lecce packed with much more than fruits and vegetables
Market in Lecce packed with much more than fruits and vegetables inside. 

Market day in Lecce is a feast for the eyes, and often the tummy. Locally grown and freshly picked produce, colorful and aromatic, fill boxes to overflowing. Vendors offer samples while engaging in conversation with customers. I love to walk slowly and observe the active energy of this ‘farmers market.’ Afterward, I feel like I’ve had my weekly dose of vitamins. Enjoy some photos I took during my recent visit.

Boxes and bins everywhere full of fresh picked produce

Artichokes with purple accents

Rows of striped cucumbers

Plump sun-ripened tomatoes

Earthy brown potatoes

Shiny purple eggplant

Even cleaning products
Even cleaning products can be found
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Containers and jars of olives, capers and artichokes

Olives~every kind you can imagine

various seasonings and containers of capers
various seasonings and containers of capers
Tender small zucchini...the flowers are perfect for dipping in batter and frying
Tender small zucchini…the flowers are perfect for dipping in a light batter and frying

The seafood market

Shrimp

A special catch of the day
A special catch of the day
Cheese....my favorite!
The formaggio counter with some of the best locally made cheese I’ve ever tasted. 

Don’t you wish you had your shopping bag with you? If only we could step inside a photo…. Maybe this inspired you to go to your nearest farmers market for some fresh produce. I’m glad you came along.

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