Green Markets are found just about anywhere in the world. Usually they are held on the weekend and people flock there to browse, search for, and buy fresh produce, fresh fruit, and maybe even fresh seafood or some other type of meat.
Why are people drawn to these outdoor markets? Most times the prices are cheaper than you can find in a store, especially since you can buy items in bulk. My experience has been that the items for sale also appear fresher than you can find in a store and there is a wider variety to choose from. Plus the atmosphere of an open market is more fun and you can sometimes barter the price down unlike a fixed price in a store.
My first experience with a green market was when I was a kid and going to Boston’s Haymarket Square Farmer’s Market which is held every Friday and Saturday. This green market is not far from Faneuil Hall Market Place in downtown Boston. Here you can buy fruits and vegetables as well as fresh seafood on ice. There are also butcher shops and a cheese shop I remember being there and these are open during the week as well. The one draw back of this market is they bag what you want to buy. You can try to ask for a certain piece of fruit or vegetable, but more than likely you will get what they give you or they will tell you to go away if you argue with them. I have seen some pretty heated arguments go on there and it’s part of the atmosphere of this large crowded green market. They especially don’t like you touching their product either. Despite some of the nasty temperaments you may run into, you can still get some great items for low prices as compared to the grocery stores.
Skopje, Macedonia has a really nice green market in the Old Bazaar area of Old Town Skopje. Here you will find many varieties of fresh produce and fruits; selections of different types of loose olives; cheeses; nuts, dried fruits, and bulk spices. You can choose what you want as well.
Green markets are a great place to ‘wander’ and you are more than likely going to find something that will catch your eye to take home and enjoy.
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