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Aydın Bus Station Statue With Herodotus quote
The Most Beautiful Place Under The Sky - Herodotus

 

 

This weekend in the capital city of the region Herodotus described as 'The Most Beautiful Place Under The Sky', a province famous for olives and figs we popped along to the annual Agriculture, Food and Livestock Fair. 

 

 

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The boys got to look at toys they have no need  (or money) for and there was certainly plenty of them along with a vast array of farm equipment, tools and supplies for both farmers and hobbyists.  

Aydın Agriculture, Food and Livestock Fair

 

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 There was the opportunity to meet local firms, big and small and sample much of the regions produce including handmade traditional foods and weird and wonderful things such as pine cone jam. 

Some of the stalls features 'Hanımeli', produced by women, something very much appreciated and sought after in Turkey and this fascinating stall featuring famous Germencik figs and olives. (I almost lost myself in this stall and can't wait to check out their store) 

 

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Packed to the rafters with eager buyers was a small bazaar showcasing delights and firms from all corners of Turkey including Kars cheese, Trabzon butter, Kahramanmaraş spices and delightful sweet treats including pişmaniye, kunefe and much much more. 

 

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If you haven't already. Look out for signs for your your own local agriculture fair. It may not be something you would consider going to previously but if have an interesting in local companies, local natural products or trying or buying specialist produce from other parts of Turkey it's definitely a free day out to explore. 

 

 

 

 

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