Twice a month — generally on the first and third Sundays of the month —Quito features an organic market in the sprawling Parque la Carolina. The market is fairly small but given its limited confines it usually includes a nice variety of items. Like these seeds. Inexpensive –available for a just a small pile of the loose change in my pocket– I would have bought them all if I had a garden plot in which to grow them. I didn’t so I left with just this photo.
There’s always plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on offer, but on the handful of times I went I most enjoyed the local dishes that were being prepared along with some delicious local cheeses, fruit drinks and insanely good locally-produced organic chocolates. It’s worth going –and returning– for the latter alone. It was always a very enjoyable lunch with an even more enjoyable dessert.
If you’re looking for something to do on a late Sunday morning, definitely check it out. Located right next to the entrance to the colorful Botanical Gardens. See the map below.
And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 529th straight, was snapped on 15 March 2015 in Quito, Ecuador, and is being tossed into the mix for Ailsa’s travel theme, ‘tiny’. Because that’s what the seeds are. 🙂