Local farmer markets, where Basque food products can be seen and sampled amid traditional celebrations, are very popular during the summertime. Last Sunday, I came across one of those markets in Barakaldo, a town in the metropolitan area of Bilbao, half way between Bilbao and its harbor. Barakaldo was celebrating its annual local festival.Who doesn’t love farm fresh fruit and veggies? I sure do! I love wandering farmer markets and the charm that comes from the opportunity to meet the farmers face to face. The other day the market was teamed with stands and people. Everything looked so wonderful. I had to keep reminding myself not to spend a lot of money. Even so, I couldn’t resist and I bought a few things!I captured a few images from the time spent there to share with you.I hope you enjoy watching this exhibition revolving around fresh fruits, veggies, beans, baked goods, flowers, all sorts of cheeses, honey, handmade soaps made with the purest of essential oils, wines and so on.You’re welcome to visit us. Bilbao Greeters will be more than happy to go with you. Weekend markets are very popular during the summertime.
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- Hiking through Spain’s Basque region (gadling.com)