Posted by: viewfromtheriva | February 16, 2014

“Buy local produce and care for the villages!”


Fabulous mural painted on one of the rollups metal panels that cover a shop window on a storefront just outside the Green Market

Fabulous mural painted on one of the roll-up metal panels that cover a shop window on a storefront just outside the Green Market in Split

As we do most Sundays, Natasha and I walk to the Green Market to buy peka bread and maybe some homemade sausage and other goodies; fruits and vegetables; some fabulous smoked cheese if they have it and of course to browse the impromptu flea market that springs up every weekend on the walking alley that begins up the steps to your left and heads north out of the market.

Today we saw this wonderful mural painted on one of the metal roll-ups that shopkeepers use to cover their windows and secure their business when they are closed.  It was surprising how we have missed this, since we have come here so many times, but even not knowing the language it was clear what the meaning was.

Natasha gave me the full translation, but it’s obvious from the wonderful artwork that someone really cares about what they do and has used their small piece of the planet to remind the rest of us to think the same.

So, when’s the last time you shopped in a local open air market for produce, fruit, cheese and other goodies?  If it’s been a while, maybe it’s time to leave the parking lot and the supermarket for some authentic local vittles?!

Advertisements

Responses

  1. agree absolutely ! here in London we have the farmers markets most weekends, and even French and German versions. Still, the vegetables never taste as good as the ones from Split !

    Cheers

    Rick


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: