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From market to mountaintop with rainbows and reminders:
Saturday is Market Day in Pignon! Picture a huge flea market and farmers market rolled together. With clothing and housewares, fresh fruits and vegetables, livestock, fresh bread and meat, all sitting out in the sun. You pass a stall with fresh spices and the aromas make your mouth water. The next stall has freshly butchered goat, complete with the skinned head, and the aromas make your eyes water. I’m exaggerating a little, but it is a very different way to buy groceries. Laundry soap is sold by the scoop from a big bowl. Rice and beans are scooped out of huge bags. And since many come to the market for the day, some stalls served food, prepared on site. Kind of like food row at the county fair. Kind of. It’s a great way to understand more of Haitian life, and interact with the people. It’s also a good reminder of how incredibly blessed we are, with huge, clean grocery stores, with none of the food being sold off the ground.