I’m in Israel this week at a meeting on Sustainable Food Systems* along with some basic food tourism.
The trip started with a visit to the small-but-impressive farmers’ market at the Port of Tel Aviv.
The market is under umbrellas to protect people, sprouts, and other vegetables from the intense Mediterranean sun (it’s hot here).
The market is in two sections, separated by an indoor section with stalls for an amazing array of (mostly) locally produced artisanal food products.
And here’s Shir Halpern who developed this market, runs others, and is doing everything possible to encourage young farmers.
This is a great way to start any visit to a new country.