One of the best things about Greece is the freshness of the food. Food is brought to the city through the traditional Laiki [Li Kee] – open air farmers markets that magically appear in a new Athens neighborhood each day of the week. The sidewalks suddenly lined with large orange umbrellas shading stacked crates heaped with jewel colored vegetables, fresh eggs, and fresh fish.
A shopper needs a good supply of sturdy bags, and a wheeled cart to carry home the groceries. I’ve made a market bag or two since I’ve been here.
The Summer Province String Bag is one of my favorites. Being crochet, it’s not only sturdy enough to hold a heavy load – it also works up quickly, which is important when you’re always short on bags.
I made this one from a now discontinued yarn I found on sale called Anchor Magicline. I was really drawn to the bright saturated colors, but I think any cotton yarn would work equally well.
One down, about a dozen more to go.
Happy Fresh Food Shopping!