Sep 30, 2013
September 30, 2013 by BOB KARISNY
Merced is a huge market with everything from fruits and vegetables to meat and fish. There are many different ingredients I have never seen before. A great thing about these trips is that the chefs encourage us to buy those things we have never seen and bring them to our classes where they will tell us what they are and how they are used.
Since Merced is so large and such a focal point of the city, it is much more than just a food market. You can find prepared food stands to buy all sorts of food to eat. There are multiple stages with live music and, yes, Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling). So you can make a full day of shopping, eating and entertainment.
The market is a full sensory experience of sights, sounds, smells and tastes. It's hard to put in words. I wanted to first share some pictures; in posts to come, I will tell you more about the market and what I like to shop for.
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