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Barcelona - Farmers Markets

ibnnawwas | | Oct 13, 2010 06:58 AM

Having visited Barcelona on several occasions, and having happily shopped at various mercats (I'm based here for a few months rather than just visiting), it strikes me that I have been unable to find markets for local farmers, cheese-makers, bakers, etc. Sure, the provenance of products in the markets are noted on signs, and not a little does come from Catalonia. But, a lot of the stuff doesn't, and, a lot of what finds from stall to stall, market to market, is the same, and, apart from a handful of items (I'm speaking fruits and vegetables, now), not a whole lot different than what might find in the US. Of course the fish, charcuterie, and meats are different, but that's to be expected. Comparing the selection of things one finds in Parisian markets (especially Raspail, on Sundays), I have yet to be surprised. Please tell me I am missing something and point me in the right direction.