the farmers’ market: clothes & shoes

We have the scarf vendor…

Jeans and coats…




Can’t have too many slippers!


Men’s slacks and shoes…


Costume jewelry…

Men’s jeans and jackets…


Stripey panties…

If you’ve ever wondered where the Turkish ladies get their Turkish trousers in Greece, the answer is:  our farmers’ market!

See more of our farmers’ market here:

13 thoughts on “the farmers’ market: clothes & shoes

    • We are not close to the border, but our city was excluded from the Exchange of Populations required under the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. As a result, our city has a 50% Greek (Christian Orthodox) and 50% Turkish (Muslim) population. The Turkish population generally speaks Greek (because they learned it in school) but not very well; the Greek population generally speaks either no or very little Turkish. The two communities live apart but interact commercially – although the Turkish community very strenuously supports Turkish businesses.

      • Thank you. I was curious and looked up the treaty and you are right, the region of western Thrace was excluded from the expulsions while on the Turkish side Constantinople and some islands were also excluded. Interesting stuff.

  1. Love the pictures! I really enjoy your updates. When you purchase these goods at the farmer’s market, do you pay taxes on the items? Can you give us an idea as to the prices of things?

    • by law, everything at the farmers’ market is taxed at 13% (food items) or 23% (non-food) sales tax. They use battery-operated cash registers to issue official (sales tax) receipts. They don’t always follow the rules but if you buy anything of any value (like the €15 olive tree we bought), you get a receipt/pay sales tax. If you pick up a pound of spinach, probably not.

    • prices….
      potatoes, onions, €0.50/kg
      spinach, €1.00/kg
      in summer, tomatoes €0.30/kg
      honey, €7.00/kg
      pair of pants, €6-8
      heavy winter coat, €25
      local olives, €4-5/kg
      eggs, €3/10 eggs
      arugula, €0.50/large bunch
      navy beans, €2.00/kg

      the prices are reasonable, especially since you almost always get something (sometimes a lot of things) for free.

  2. We’re getting ready to move our family to Greece (Thessaloniki) from the U.S. this summer. I love reading your blog and would love to talk to you more about what it’s like to live there. I’ve learned so much already from reading your posts. Let me know if you’re willing to share information with a newbie. I’d love it!

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