It's a freakin' Pandemic. Well.. at least we have the local market 🙂
This Pandemic is a lot of things. One thing that we feel that it is for us… a tool that brought some things a few steps higher and some other things lower. What I mean is that some things gained a lot more importance into our day-to-day life and others lost some of the fame.
Some of the simplest things in life became much more important and relevant than things that were considered important… before the Pandemic.
It's a freakin' Pandemic. At least let's eat well. And fresh.
The general state of mind is concentrated in the lower part of the energy bottle. We felt the need, more than ever, to eat fresh. Fresh veggies and fruits from the Greeks. Lots of fruits. We’ve never drank so much fresh orange juice than this year.
And no, we don’t think it’s protecting us from Covid 🙂 But at least it keeps our bellies happy. Helping out a little bit the low-energy part of this creepy Pandemic.
So we go to the outdoor market. Each Saturday. We call this Saturday Morning Fever 🙂
We almost go to the local market in Lefkada as it were our own garden, to check out how each veggie is doing. We feel awkardly close to this place. Always so warmly greeted by its people. Today, they were kindly allowed us to take a few pictures.
Maybe for some of you… they will make you rewind a few memories from childhood. For others it could just be something completely outdated. A friend from Houston, USA told me that such a thing as a local outdoor market doesn’t even exist anymore in her city. It saddnes me… A lot.
I’m happy I’ve got this market locally here, in Lefkada Island, Greece, but it makes me wonder… “For how long?”
I hope that, at least in Greece, weekly local markets and local shops are here to stay and that Greeks will resist as much as they can to this incredibly fast and dangerous “Westernizing”.
Do you still have a local market where you live now?
I’d love to find our more about the situation of local outdoor markets in the world. Drop me a line if you feel comfortable with sharing what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Cheers people! 🙂