Denseman on the Rattis

Formerly known as the Widmann Blog



The fruit market in Århus
Originally uploaded by PhylB

Phyllis has already ranted about this, but our recent trip back to Denmark for a long weekend brought back to me how much I miss proper markets.

In the UK, so-called farmers’ markets seem to be an excuse for farmers to make more money, but with no real benefits for the consumers.

On the continent, however, although some vendors are farmers, lots of others are just people who buy stuff from whole-sale markets and sell them on.

The biggest benefit is for the consumers, who get more choice and lower prices.

Just look at this beautiful selection of peppers and chilis from Bazar Vest in Århus in Denmark.

Isn’t that just much more attractive than what you’d find in Asda or Tesco or in your local farmers’ market?

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