Jou Maché en 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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PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

Look at this photo... Haiti - Aransò (Smoked Herring) being sold in a wheelbarrow (bourette) at the local market place...

Did you know? The creole word 'Aransò' comes from the french name 'Harreng Saur', the name commonly given by the food industry to salted and smoked herring, to the powerful odor.

What is the most popular fish that Haitians eat?

Believe it or not, smoked herring is the most popular fish that Haitians eat. Second to that is canned sardines.

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PHOTO: Haiti - Lo Patat - How sweet potato is sold in street markets

PHOTO: Haiti - Lo Patat - How sweet potato is sold in street markets

Look at this photo... In Haiti's street markets (maché) sweet potato is sold by the "LO," they are lotted up for sale. Each lot cost between 10 gourdes and 25 gourdes...

In other countries that I have visited inclusing the neighboring Dominican Republic, sweet potato is sold by the pound.

Jou mache en Haiti se pa LO yo vann patat, men nan lot peyi mwen visite, se pa LIV yo vann sa...

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