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The Everyday Farmer’s Market in Beijing

Shuang Yu Market
When I first moved back to the US, I remember “farmer’s markets” being all the craze. I would hear things like, “Oh, I got these beautiful fingerling potatoes at the farmer’s market today!” or , “I like knowing that my tomatoes are from a farm just a couple hours away from me.” It sounded a bit pretentious to me at the time, but then I realized that my family shops at a so-called “farmer’s market” in Beijing for all our groceries. It isn’t a novel concept, nor is it a new-age health or sustainability craze, it’s just the way a lot of people buy groceries in China.

Welcome to Shuang Yu Market, the local market by my home in Beijing.

Shuang Yu Market
Bags of man tou, or steamed buns, in the back of a van.

Shuang Yu Market
Locksmith and key duplication.

Shuang Yu Market
The fresh meat hall where  we get all of our pork. Freshly ground pork, ribs, spine for stew, etc. Continue reading The Everyday Farmer’s Market in Beijing