Beautiful weather has brought EVERYONE outside for the Kilometer zero market. I’ve mentioned it before but to explain again, it is a market of only local and self producing or growing vendors. Diverse but much smaller than the Wednesday market. I bought a jar of tiny preserved artichokes and the nice lady gave a jar of asparagus paste to put on bread, fish, chicken, just about anything. I also browsed through all the stands, thoroughly enjoying the scene.
Items for sale by the nice Senora
The local Alpaca farm called Maridana Alpaca brought in their wares. All natural colors of the Alpacas.
The baker from Citta di Castello is always at this market with pizza bread, focaccia, breads, donuts(!) and sweets.
Next weekend is Pasqua which is Easter. Everywhere you go there are small to giant chocolate eggs and specialized cakes and biscotti. This is a cake all wrapped up and ready to go! Today is Palm Sunday and I was treated to a lovely bell serenade from the big bells in the old church on the Piazza. They are wonderful.
This is my favorite greens and vegetable man. He also sells herbs and plants for the garden.
Local honey and products of the bees.
Black kale is what the sign says but I’ve never seen any like this before. I didn’t buy it. I think you’d prepare it like any cavolo nero.
And here is the Slow Food booth. They had all sorts of free food for the taking. I tried that square cake. It was apple and super moist.
Anyway, that was my day at the market. And later that afternoon me made the Passagiata (stroll through town) along with a bazillion Italians. Then sat in Bar Mary to have an aperitivo and watch the action. We are happy it’s spring!
Ah, good bread. Not to be found here. I guess you wine some, you lose some !
Oh Nancy! I am so envous!! We have nothing like what you have in your Umbertide markets! NOTHING. But at least we are grateful for our everyday vendors up the corso daily…and good bread !
more to come!
Fabulous, thanks for sharing!