Eggs and Chickens in Haiti

Haiti Market Day / Jou Mache - Castor beans (maskriti) and organic chicken eggs for sale

Haiti Market Day / Jou Mache - Castor beans (maskriti) and organic chicken eggs for sale

Here is a photo of a pile of castor beans (maskriti) and farm-fresh organic chicken eggs (ze poul peyi) for sale during market day (jou mache) in Haiti.

Next to the maskriti is a small pile of lemons (sitwon) for sale. Lemon is a hard to find commodity in Haiti these days.

About jou mache in Haiti

Most cities and towns in haiti have one or two days during the week they call 'Jou Mache' (Market Day), That's the day everyone from the outskirts of the city bring their cultivated goods (danré) to market for sale.

That is is also they day they buy the things they need to bring back to the countryside. Matches, kerosene, vegetable oil, spaghetti, etc...

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Haitian Chicken aka Poulet Creole, Poul Peyi, Poul Di

Haitian Chicken aka Poulet Creole, Poul Peyi, Poul Di

A Haitian chicken goes by many names: Some call it poulet creole, most Haitians call it "Poul Peyi" to differentiate it from the popular white leghorn imported chicken.

Others call it "Poul Di" because it meat is nice and firm compared to the leghorn chicken.

Whatever you choose to call it, know this...

Haitians prefer the Haitian creole chicken then the alternative imported white chicken; however, the latter is cheaper and Haitian is a poor country. That makes the poul peyi a delicacy these days.

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