Bitola's central market: "Nature in abundance" Top 5 Page for this destination Bitola Shopping Tip by MacedonianUK
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Altough Macedonia has two chains of supermarkets, still in Bitola, people shop for fruit & vegetables on the central Market.
Regardless which time of the year is.
The market sells sesonal fruit & veg, and the diet of the locals varies depends what they can find on the market & which time of year it is.
Market days in Bitola are Tuesday & Fridays.
When people from as far Resen, Prilep, lerin (Florina in Greece), Demir Hisar & Krushevo, come shopping in town.
The market days traditionaly are very important for the locals, it is not only shopping, but socilising as well...
What to buy: Fresh fruit & veg, from local villages, spices and many other things..
As the Old bazar is adjasent to the market, many pople shop there too.
Bitola is know for BUKOVSKA PIPER (name comes from the nearby village of Bukovo)wich is made fresh & sold specilay on market days.
Bukovska Piper is, ground spicy paprika (special varaety),dried, baked & coarsly ground.
Delicious, with stews and baked meats.
Gives the dish deep smoky,spicy flavour.
Also on the market can be found variety of fruits & vegs.
As Pelagonia plain is bread basket of Macedonia and apart of weath, frut & veg are grovn in abundance.
What to pay: Around €1 for big ripe grapes, €0.20 for 1kg of fresh tomatoes,same goes for 1kg of pepers.
€0.50 for 1kg of fresh peaches....
Directions: Adjasent to the old bazar.Center of town.
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