Friday, October 14, 2011

Market Report October 14, 2011, Kyiv

Back in Kyiv and time for another market report.  It was a chilly, windy, sometimes rainy day,  but friendly market vendors made for a great visit.  Here's a bit of what Caleb Zigas and I saw today.
 Outside, a small selection from a single village garden.  Squash, dill, horseradish, and yellow berries whose name I haven't figured out yet.  Readers, your guesses?
 Caleb getting his first taste of Ukrainian pickled things, including pickled dates (smoky, sort of, but surprisingly good).

Nuts, with accompanying squirrel.
 What I think of as winter market staples here:  beets, potatoes, onions, carrots.
Melons,  both a canteloupe sort of one, but elongated, and watermelons, the ones found outside on street corners in metal cages in the summer.

 Two great looking market ladies, working outside.
And seafood--above, from one of the street side vendors,  crayfish,  live in a crate, and below, fish in their baby bathtubs.  More market reports to come over the next two weeks.


  1. pickled dates, you say? hmm...

    some of the nuts (filberts) look like they have already been run over by a car. ;-)


  2. As far as I know it would be sea-buckthorn berries.