WegoWise's Friday Links: Top 5 Farmers Market in the World!

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Sunny skies today, along with people in an extra happy mood because it's Friday! Yes! That's right, it's Friday and WegoWise has some awesome links ready for you to check out! 

This Friday we have decided to post five of the world's most famous farmer's markets (in no particular order). Farmers markets are a great place to find the most fresh fruits, vegetables and meats; all of these foods are produced locally.

The best part about farmers markets is that they bring the community together, and a majority of those who particpate are local business owners. It's a win-win situation. You get good food while helping out the community.

Here goes:

 

1. New York City, USA: The Union Square Green Market

Green Market is a program run by the Environment Council of New York City. This green market is one of the largest in the world, there are over 200 farmers and over 100,000 customers who visit every week. What's even greater is that this market provides a variety of food; meats, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, and so much more. They have really great hours, so if you're in the area, here they are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

More info here: http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket-site/manhattan/union-square-greenmarket

Address: 1 Union Sq W (between S Park Ave & 17th St) New York, NY 10003

 

2. Nice, France: Cours Saleya Farmer's Market

This farmer's market provides great foods found only within the region. Depending on the seasons, fruits like unripe oranges are sold to make delicious homemade jam, and nice ripe tomatoes to make any salad pop. The aisles are filled with colorful, locally grown foods. 

More info here: http://www.thekitchn.com/market-tour-the-famous-cours-s-74422

Address: 11 Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice, France

 

3. Bangkok, Thailand: Or Tor Kor Market

If you're into trying something new and being a little adventurous, this is the place for you. At this farmer's market you'll find a variety of fruits you probably have never heard of, like logan, lychee, rambutan, mangosteen, durian and so much more! Along side there is fresh fish, so fresh that the local fisherman will scale it right in front of you. But I have to say, if you are a dessert lover like myself, a must try would be the mango sticky rice; sweet coconut rice topped with riped cubed mangoes, it melts in your mouth.

More info here: http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/or-tor-kor-market.htm

Address: Th Kampangphet (next to Kampheng Phet MRT station), Bangkok, Thailand

 

4. Barcelona, Spain: La Boqueria Market

Live music and great energy is what you will experience when you visit Barcelona's market. It sells the freshest meats; there's everything from pork, like their popular their Iberian ham, to seafood like squid and clams. It's honestly an endless variety. Check it out for yourself to experience and taste a bit of Spain.

More info here: http://www.boqueria.info/index.php?lang=en

Address: Rambla, 91, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

 

5. Seattle, Washington: Pike Place Market 

This market is known to be the the "Public Market", they host a wide range of events for the public to enjoy while doing some shopping. Here you will be able to find fresh speciality food like mozzarella, pasta, and truffle oil. There's honestly something there for everyone!

More info here: http://pikeplacemarket.org/

Address: 85 Pike St(between Post Aly & Western Ave) Seattle, WA 98101

So while you're out for a quick run this weekend, or want to gain a new experience, stop by your local farmers market and see what they have to offer. And if you're on vacation in any of these spots, don't hesistate to check them out! Happy Friday!