If you have seen our older posts, you must be knowing that when we landed in San Diego we didn’t have any plan but we ensured that we have pre-booked a place to stay. Immediately after landing, we headed to Own Town of San Diego City and then headed towards our Homestay. This place was relatively close to downtown. We took MTS train from Old Town to Downtown and then we had to walk to our homestay. During this walk we came across this farmer’s market. It was Saturday. During my visits to USA, I always wanted to explore some of these Farmer’s markets and we were quite happy to see this whole scene.
After seeing weekly markets in India, I wanted to see the difference. There is also this trend in major Indian cities, wherein a day of the week is chosen to organize market for shopping of fresh vegetables and other daily-use stuff.
Apart from that shooting in markets and especially these special markets is very interesting experience.
There was one similarity between this farmer's market & weekly markets in India - it was equally crowded and we had to make our way to move ahead. This was little surprising for us but then we realized how dense this part of San Diego is. There were lot of high-rise buildings followed by huge villas. And after reaching our homestay I realized some of the guests staying had been to the market and brought lot of vegetables and fruits.
Interestingly we noticed plenty of kiosks selling plants, probably second after kiosks with veggies & fruits.
The word 'organic' was quite popular in this market. It's a cycle. Initially humans moved away from organic things and now desperately try to be organic for everything.
There were some interesting kiosks in the market, like the one you see above. Kitchen knifes of different sizes.