Whatever the season, there is always an abundance of fruit and vegetables in Fethiye’s everyday market. At this time of year there is masses of delicious produce, bursting with goodness and flavour, in the everyday market and much of it is grown locally.

All ready for a fruit salad!
All ready for a fruit salad!

Yes! We have some bananas!

Anamur's banana crop
Anamur’s banana crop

We were delighted to see that Anamur’s tasty miniature bananas have arrived; an ideal size for an energising potassium-packed snack.

Turkish Banana flowers
Turkish Banana flowers
Fethiye avocados
Fethiye avocados

There are also heaps of figs, fresh and dried, mountains of melons, piles of avocados and crates of traditional flavourful tomatoes.

REAL tasty tomatoes - grown for flavour - no less! (why else would you grow them?)
Fethiye’s REAL tasty tomatoes – grown for flavour – why else?

Fethiye market displays Turkey’s abundant harvest

We also noticed that punnets of massive juicy blackberries are for sale, but these disappear quickly, so get there early.

All sorts of vegetables have been growing during the summer months, so this is a great time to buy garlic, salad stuffs and hot, spicy peppers.

Local garlic
Local garlic
Fethiye's spicy peppers
Fethiye’s spicy peppers
All the ingredients for a salad bowl
All the ingredients for a salad bowl

Healthy, fresh goodness

Many of these can be enjoyed on their own, like honey for example, but they can also form the basis of many delicious main dishes, salads and deserts. They can also be used for making preserves, jams, and pickles, perfect with many Turkish sweetmeats and guaranteed to last long into the winter. Much of the produce can be frozen too and stored for later in the year.

Fethiye honey
Fethiye honey
A mountain of green and black figs
A mountain of green and black figs
Dried figs
Dried figs

A whole bunch of herbs

The market is also a great place to buy dried herbs, essential for any Turkish dish and also important for making tisanes (Turkish herb teas), all of which are considered to be full of health giving properties.

Fethiye herbs
Fethiye herbs (and rose petals too)

How fortunate we are in Fethiye to be surrounded by this amazing cornucopia!

 

 

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