Thursday, December 17, 2009

Going to Market

One of the best things about living at Qufu Normal University is going to market. You can get fresh produce, bread, meat, eggs, or street food any day of the week just by walking the three minutes to the north gate. (For an even larger market, walk the half-mile around campus to the former east gate.) This is quite a treat compared to living in Iowa City, where the farmers' market only runs for a few hours each week and only in the summer and fall.

The other day, I was so pleased with my purchases from the market and from the grocery store on campus that I decided to take a picture for you. I got...
2 pears
2 loaves of bread
3 rolls of TP
4 onions
2 peppers
1 bunch of cilantro
6 tomatoes
7 bananas
2 cartons of milk
1 jar of mayonnaise
2 loaves of bread
1 bottle of date-flavored yogurt (yum)
1 box of orange juice
8 eggs
...all for about 25 minutes and a price tag of 70 RMB, or just a little over $10. And that's from the north market, which is the more expensive one. Life in Qufu has its perks. :)


  1. That's even better than Fareway! :)

  2. Other countries sure know how to do grocery shopping!