Mass Shootings or Farmer’s Markets

6 Dec

Bloggers living in Mexico notice with increased interest when scarey stuff happens in the USA. By comparison, Mexico is looking good. 

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Myself, I try to avoid the news. It’s hard to do I admit. Whether online or on TV there’s such a pull to understand the non-understandable. I refuse to be afraid.

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So instead, I will present another aspect of California that hasn’t made the news lately. The Tortas visited two really nice farmer’s markets on our recent trip to California. I always head to the ethnic food vendors. Mediterranean was especially good at both Windsor and Bakersfield markets.

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Olives, dates, tabouli, hummus and pitta bread are all impossible to find in our little corner of Mexico.

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Of course, every Mexican village has the most wonderful mercado. They are filled with hundreds of items you don’t get in the US, fresh coconut water, tree ripened bananas, and plants and pottery that are really, really cheap.

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US-style farmer’s markets are catching on in Mexico where there are large foreign populations. I attended one in Merida and they were selling bread! Mmmmmm. Fortunately or unfortunately one will never appear in Bacalar. We live in a part of Mexico with a very small foreign community. Which is just the way we planned it.

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Green juice vendor in Bacalar.

So if you’re looking to move to Mexico, don’t come because you’re afraid of the US. You’ll bring your fear with you and be equally unhappy here. Just my opinion.

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2 Responses to “Mass Shootings or Farmer’s Markets”

  1. emilievardaman December 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    I love, love, love farmers markets. There is a sweet little market each Saturday in Bisbee, Arizona, and I am always there unless I am out of town.
    I am so full of sadness over the shootings. Not just the last one, all the many of them. I may come to live in Mexico, and if I do, it won’t be out of fear but of love for Mexico.,

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    • afish25 December 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

      I appreciate your comments. We will be crossing the border at Aqua Prieta. May just see you at the Bisbee FM.

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