New Organic Market in Phonsavan

There is now an organic market in town! It’s on Wednesday and Saturday mornings (early mornings)  in front of the district offices on the main road. So, if you’re at the restaurants downtown, go west until you see the district offices on your left and you should see it there. It has been open for about 2 weeks now, but so far I haven’t seen it because James has gone a couple times on his early morning bike rides. I’m planning to go tomorrow morning and maybe I can get some pictures.

So far James has found:

  • eggplant
  • green beans
  • many kinds of leafy greens
  • dill
  • thai basil
  • summer squash

I’m excited about this because it’s hard to figure out what is really organic at the other markets. It will also be a great way to eat seasonally and locally since there isn’t any produce there imported from outside the province. Don’t forget to bring your own bag –  they have a policy against sellers giving out plastic bags.


2 responses to “New Organic Market in Phonsavan

  1. Sarah, this market sounds spectacular. I can remember eating tacos al carbon for the first time and wondering what that one flavor was, and then going on a quest for cilantro in markets in Dallas, because it wasn’t yet mainstream.
    Bob Page
    Chapel Hill

  2. Oops, I forgot to mention they have cilantro at this market too. I guess I take it for granted. Bob, I can’t imagine cilantro being so rare! Did you know that some people can’t taste what’s good about cilantro?

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