Letter From Jerusalem, No. 4

Letter From Jerusalem, No. 4

January 7, 2014

Today I went marketing in Mahane Yehuda (A.K.A. The Shuk), which is Jerusalem's world famous Farmers' Market. There you can do everything from having your shoes heeled to buying dried mango.

There are two streets in the market, one covered and narrow and one open and wide for trucks to make deliveries. Both are lined with stalls filled with red, green, yellow and orange peppers that vie for your attention with purple eggplants, lemons, cauliflower and strawberries. The produce is the freshest and least expensive in the city. Everything is washed and shiny and you can't help but buy too much.

The Shuk is becoming gentrified and boasts great restaurants, boutique clothes and designer jewelry. Miriam is the lady I buy yarn from and she has the biggest selection of patterned oilcloth to be seen. Everyone here uses the latter as tablecloths on their patio tables for the summer.

If you would like to see pictures of this wonderful place, you can Google it as Mahane Yehuda. I'd love to share it with you.

Have  a good day.

If you would like to read Letter From Jerusalem #3, press here. To read Letter #5, press here.