When I originally conceived of a website, I saw an opportunity to showcase various markets that I love, especially the markets of Paris.
But soon, given responses I received, it became clear that others have plenty to say about their favorite markets. Obviously this fascination I have with markets, and for visiting markets as a way to understand & support the local culture (and, by the way, this applies whether I travel abroad or simply the next town over in my home state of Massachusetts) is a passion that’s shared by many of you. And so my new and enlarged dream is that this website can serve as a marketplace of its own–a gathering place to find and share highlights about the best markets worldwide.
What are YOUR fave markets? I invite you to contact me with any you think deserve to be featured. Text and photos about your best market experiences are welcomed.
Two guest bloggers have recently contributed. Both, I proudly admit, are great friends and veteran market-goers. I trust their taste in all things, food and non-food. Marla Felcher is a writer and non-profit consultant who spent the past year living in Bay Area, a.k.a. Food Shangra-La. I call her Cap’N since she very capably takes charge of any endeavor she considers worthy. Marla contributed a piece about the eclectic items one can find at the Treasure Island flea market in San Francisco.
Dharma Cortés, a native of Puerto Rico, is a public health researcher with training in psychology, sociology, and medical anthropology. She has been doing community-based work with Latinos in the United States for over 20 years. She loves travel, art, and photography. Her guest blog focuses on another San Francisco gem, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
I hope you enjoy these additions to the website. What’s YOUR fave market? I’d love to hear from you.