May 14th and we’ve had rain all morning after a thunderstorm last night . If you’re local, you know just how unusual this is.
- Flipflops were out in full force
- The Tropical Garden at Ganei Yehoshua was oddly closed due to the rain. What’s the point of that? Rain is what tropical gardens do best!
Last Friday morning at the height of pre-New Year’s holiday preparations, we decided to finally check out the once-a-week Farmer’s Market at Tel Aviv port. Tel Aviv already has a well-established and famous outdoor market, the Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel), which is filled with hawkers and gawkers morning to evening, Sunday through Friday (Sunday being a regular workday here in Israel). So the idea of a Farmer’s Market, in part supported by Israel’s “Slow Food” movement, was to me a little odd. What could possibly be different about this market, which my Israeli husband immediately dubbed “Shuk HaYuppie”? (Somehow I don’t think you need that translated.)