This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Monday 24 March 2014

Ta’ Qali Farmer’s Market

By the looks of it, I have neglected this blog for quite some time. The thing is, what I write here is usually factual and I seem to prefer a more narrative, personal approach. Maybe one day I will find the right balance.

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For today, I just wanted to share some photos of local produce at the  main Farmer’s Market that is held in Ta’ Qali. It is the best place to buy fruit and vegetables – which is what the majority of stalls sell. Interspersed amongst them are a few flower and meat sellers.

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I would love to see some more variety – maybe a few stalls selling home-baked goods or jams and there is definitely a need for a couple of booths selling bread. But all in all, it is a pleasant shopping experience and it is nice to be able to walk around and then go back to purchase the freshest and best-looking wares.

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Nature’s palette is so vibrant, isn’t it?

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Ta’ Qali Farmer’s Market

Opening hours: Tuesdays 16.00 – 19.00 and Saturdays 09.00 – 17.00


  1. Oh marvellous! You have strawberries! The Spanish ones have arrived here and they taste like tap water. Yours must be luscious!

  2. I am just mad about strawberries because I make this salad with them that is a staple in my diet and right now I am just waiting waiting waiting for them to come in season here! All of these images are entirely uplifting. Loree, did you know, just this past weekend, I was in the produce section of a natural market and, taking in all the colors, I actually got this jolt of vitality. Amazing, isn't it?

    And I think it's nice the way you blog here and at Stories and Scribbles. Maybe you'll never *feel* like you strike a balance but it does seem like a good approach as a reader. At least you don't blog here because you feel forced, but rather inspired.

  3. Great shot of all that lovely fresh produce Loree! I particularly love the sight of those strawberries!!! - and the Gerberas - beautiful!!

  4. Great shots! Makes me want to bite into some fresh radishes!!
    And those peppers look glorious. Mmmmm.

  5. The fruits, vegetables and flowers are so colorful, I would love to taste those lettuces!

  6. This is heaven!

    The little I saw of Livorno I really liked but then I'm biased because I love harbours!


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