There is something about farmers’ markets that always attract crowds of shoppers. For me it is the perfusion of colour and smell of fresh produce sold by friendly vendors, or higglers as they are called in Jamaica.
Early morning for some shoppers is the time to get the best products; but whatever the time there is usually good food on offer. For small farmers the market is key for reaching and gaining loyal customers, while shoppers feel secure knowing the source of their food products.
Across the island there are markets at dedicated locations in or near the town’s centre and open from Mondays to Saturdays. Coronation Market in down town Kingston is reputedly the largest farmers markets in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Visitors gave Coronation market top marks at Trip Advisor. It’s worth visiting but exercise caution in case of pick pockets. If you are not in Kingston, you can find a farmers’ market in any town nearby.
Famers’ markets in Jamaica are in many ways like those Switzerland and Europe, despite differences in appearance. Have a look at the photos below, what you think?
Coronation Market YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSf8Hy7Q3bA
Digicel Coronation Market YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKERT_wMOYE