Sunday, July 3, 2011

Market Report: Kyiv, July 1, 2011

We haven't posted for a few weeks because we've been getting ready for our planning trip to Ukraine--and here we are!  Many more posts to come from the road these next few weeks,  but to start, some mouth-watering photos from two Kyiv markets this past week.  Berries, stone fruits, herbs for canning,  and young garlic, radishes, and greens were in full beautiful bloom.  Enjoy!
 Beautiful blueberries!
 Raspberries displayed in hand-made splint baskets.
 Gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries.
 So many berries, including at center, tiny wild strawberries.  And now for the greens...
 Cucumbers, radishes, greens.  Notice how the staples of cabbage and potatoes take a back seat in the summer months.
 Young garlic.
 Dill and grape leaves packaged together to make a pickling bouquet.
 Chanterelle mushrooms, gathered about two hours away and brought to the market for sale.
Carrots and hot peppers.

We've arrived in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, an entirely different landscape to explore.  Stay tuned!


  1. Food, fabulous food!

  2. so great to see you are already on the road, guys, with lots of plans (and appetites!)

    I'm too leaving for Lviv on 14 July, perhaps our paths would cross?? will stay there for a week or so (in Carpathians too) and then onto Mykolaiv and then Kiev. What are your plans? could we get our contacts together?:)

  3. Glorious colors! Mouth-watering pics! I'm jealous. I'm hungry! Can't wait for more.

  4. can you maybe post something about the unit prices? i see 30 hr for the apricots - is that 'per one'? or by how much weight?


  5. In Ukraine, prices usually are per kilo, apricots raspberries and strawberries included, but in case of other berries it's per glass (or whatever 'vessel' unit of measure is used). So a kilo of apricots is ca £2.5.

  6. > So a kilo of apricots is

    30 hr = US$3.80, so the apricots are are about US$1.75


  7. Hi Linda and Sara, could we have permission to republish one of your photos here: with a link back to your blog?