I always like looking round food shops and supermarkets when we’re on holiday, I like seeing what local people buy, what the packaging looks like and buying food, even if I’m not always entirely sure what it is. Though I’ve often come unstuck, whale-meat in Norway really did look like beef.
The food looked and tasted wonderful and unsurprisingly, it attracted a wide cross-section of shoppers from the neighbourhood.
If further encouragement was needed, there was plenty of information including seasonal recipes and people on welfare could use their food stamps there. It felt properly democratic.
But what I really liked, almost as much as the food, was that it was a proper farmers market, no jewellery or clothes, simply good, organic food sold by the people who grow it.
A proper farmers market is truly inspirational.
all images: Jill Anderson