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Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

Every Sunday in the mountain village of Valencia, very close to the town of Dumaguete, there is the now iconic ‘Sunday Market’, which has evolved from a simple farmers’ market.

We are there this Sunday at around 9 a.m. and actually just want to buy some vegetables. It’s difficult to find a parking space at this time of day. We find what we are looking for in a second side street. A house owner points out that we are parking under a coconut tree with nuts. Good advice and we move the car a few meters further forward, where a falling nut cannot cause any damage.

Next, we set off in search of one of the local carinderias where we can sit down for breakfast. We quickly find one there too. Only a few people are there. We order. As there are only native dishes with rice, I make do with a coffee and the ladies get native chicken soup.

It’s worth noting that they cook on open fires with wood in the kitchen.

 

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

After we have eaten and are now full, we walk two streets over to the Sunday market in Valencia. The girls look at their shopping list and quickly find one of the vegetable stalls, which already has a lot of the things they want to buy.

It’s worth noting that they cook on open fires with wood in the kitchen.

 

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

 

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

 

Here are some impressions of the fruit and vegetables on offer at the various market stalls:

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

In addition to fruit and vegetables, there are of course other things to buy. For example, homemade specialties such as the cassava chips pictured here. The seller of brooms and dirt shovels is certainly happy when he comes home with some money in his pocket.

 

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

 

SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL - BLOG - Vegetables from the Farmer's Market in Valencia
SIGHTS OF NEGROS ORIENTAL – BLOG – Vegetables from the Farmer’s Market in Valencia

 

These things are made by many farming families at home in their free time when they are not working in the fields, where the material, such as for the grass brooms, grows.

 

Finally, I would like to show you my video about the Sunday market in Valencia:

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