Today we're having some chilly weather in Prague, but after the onslaught of the heat last week, it's nice to feel a bit cooler. The weather is also cloudy, with the sun peaking in and out at various moments, and periods of rain. I really don't mind as the cooler weather helps my asthma to ease up, and I'm feeling dryer, too, rather than constantly wet from the heat and humidity.
Last night Jiri and I traveled out to one of the suburbs of Prague, Zlicin. It was a nice trip, but for the tropical downpour! We wanted to see something different and also to stop by Globus. Globus is a huge grocery store on the order of Tesco and Walmart. They sell more than just groceries, including clothing, sporting goods, and electronics. Globus also has a very nice selection of wheat- and gluten-free products.
The Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market in Prague
The market was crowded, in spite of the weather.
Families were enjoying a bite to eat. The
food smelled wonderful!
People of all ages enjoy the markets.
This morning, while out running errands, I stopped by a farmer's market. These markets are becoming ever more popular here, in Prague, and around the rest of the country. People seem to be tired of the drab fruits and vegetables we see in the large supermarket chain stores. The farmer's markets usually have stalls, and each stall has an awning hanging over the front with the name of the city and the product for sale.
The market I attended today had farmers from all over the Czech Republic selling everything from fresh vegetables, homemade liquor, to handmade wicker baskets and meats. Just walking through the market was a pleasure for me. The smells and scents of the fresh vegetables, breads and meats was enough to drive me crazy! The market was filled with people, and the prices were great.
I stopped at the stall with the wicker baskets and was shocked to see a price of 185 CZK on a medium-sized, oval basket with a handle. That's a very good price for a handmade wicker basket. The wicker was natural, too, not made from plastic. I did a little bit of shopping and bought a small fresh basil plant, along with some wonderful, cherry red roma tomatoes and some fresh cucumbers. Can't wait to try them!
That's all for today--I hope you all have a great weekend!
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