Its another friday, a good time to prepare ahead for the weekend and also the new week ahead to stock and restock my needs basically, #marketfriday as initiated by @dswigle is a perfect time to explore the market, not only the market thou.
So Today, i make a trip to an old market where herbs and some veggies are being sold.
Perhaps, i could call myself a herbalist, don't get it twisted, i don't joke with my herbs and i like stocking my home with these items, used as recipes for cooking, some i used as herbal teas or medicines for use.
The market name is 'owode market' in offa, kwara state of Nigeria. Kwara state is categorized under north central, meaning its close to the core north where most of these herbs are produced so they tend to bring these herbs plus other green veggies into the state at large quantities.
People from other states also come to kwara state, especially the retailer to buy some herbs,and to go resell in their respective markets.
Not herbs per say but the useful ones are sold here like the nutmeg,turmeric,garlic,ginger,onions,Cummin seed,hibiscus tea plus many other herbs are sold here. While there are some fresh & dried herbs, also are there are blended ones, which have been put in a container and displayed for buyers to buy, the fresh ones are put in a nylon bags to sell.
This is a special kind of red chilli pepper, but it is very hot and spicy, maybe unlike every other persons, i love my pepper so hot.
- So i bought enough of these herbs to take me for a few week and possibly a month
There is no how i will go to the market without buying some cucumbers and lettuce. The other side of the market is where most of green veggies and meat are being sold
Its a wonderdul experience exploring this market, about 2 hours drive away from my locality but it worth in the end.