Wordless Wednesday: Ortiz Flea Market

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Sunday I joined the Slow Food Southwest Florida group for a tour of the Ortiz Flea Market in Fort Myers, Fla. Santiago De Choch was the guide of this ethnic market. It’s primarily dominated with Mexican vendors but the market is full of all sorts of treasures such as fresh produce, leather boots and belts, straw hats, religious items and used wares.

What the photos can’t convey are the odors – the aroma of grilled onions and peppers cooking when I pulled up at 8 a.m., the musty scent of chickens and oddly comforting scent of leather belts. Enjoy these images.

Spiny Chayote

Spiny Chayote

Singer at La Mexica

Singer at Neighboring Store & Eatery, La Mexica

Fresh Produce

Hot, Hot, Hot! Peppers and Produce

Condiments for Fruit

Condiments for Fruit

Boots

Incredible Selection of Boots

View more in my Flickr collection.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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