The Smells of a Farmers Market

Updated: Nov 28, 2018

The country of Georgia doesn't use GMO in agriculture. It is so common among the rest of the developed world, that it puts Georgia in a position of immediate advantage. Rumor has it that the government will soon introduce GMO techniques into production to boost efficiency, so plan your trip there soon ;).

When we arrived to Tbilisi in the middle of the night, we didn't rest. After getting a couple of hours of sleep, we ventured to Dezertiri Market, the largest farmers market in the city. Words cannot describe all the smells we were able to experience there... No wonder we came back home with more food than we could eat.

Most Georgians shop at farmers markets and farm stands, regardless of whether they live in a big city or a village. This type of retail is not considered anything special or fancy, like it sometimes is in the U.S. Also, Georgian farm stands have an abundance of... ugly fruit and veggies!!! Yes, real produce is not at all beautiful and shiny, like you may have thought. It tastes so good, that after having it, you may want to just move to Georgia altogether. Nina, who eats plenty of perfect fruit and veggies daily, is already seriously considering it.

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