Wordless Wednesday: Ortiz Flea Market
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.
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