A wet market in Guangzhou, China.  If you visit a wet market in China, be prepared to see the odd market-stall, selling crocodile or turtles...

A wet market in Guangzhou, China. If you visit a wet market in China, be prepared to see the odd market-stall, selling crocodile or turtles.

A chicken vendor in Kuakata, Bangladesh.

A Chicken, Headdress, Culture, Headpiece, Hair Style, Cowls

My local market.  I'm a customer and a year round vendor.

My local market. I'm a customer and a year round vendor.

I received these beautiful candy cane beets in my CSA from my local farmers' market last week. Here I've sliced them to get them ready for soup.

I received these beautiful candy cane beets in my CSA from my local farmers' market last week. Here I've sliced them to get them ready for soup.

Sleeping vendor at a market in Varanasi, India.  These people always work long hours, arriving early with all their goods for sale, and in the evening they have to carry the unsold things back.  Being a market vendor myself, I can relate!

Sleeping vendor at a market in Varanasi, India. These people always work long hours, arriving early with all their goods for sale, and in the evening they have to carry the unsold things back. Being a market vendor myself, I can relate!

Fruit juice vendor in Kolkata, India. No lack of vitamins with this array of fruits to select of.

Fruit juice vendor in Kolkata, India. No lack of vitamins with this array of fruits to select of.

Crabs at a wet market in Hong Kong.  The market conditions have improved a lot in the last years. Now fish and crabs are provided with fresh running water, while waiting for a hungry customer.

Crabs at a wet market in Hong Kong. The market conditions have improved a lot in the last years. Now fish and crabs are provided with fresh running water, while waiting for a hungry customer.

Different rice grades at a market in Guangzhou, China.  Not all rice is equal, there are many different variations,sizes and grades of rice, this of course precipitate on the price. It's very interesting to compare.

Different rice grades at a market in Guangzhou, China. Not all rice is equal, there are many different variations,sizes and grades of rice, this of course precipitate on the price. It's very interesting to compare.

Market woman in Vientiane, Laos.

Tofu, Vientiane, Cakes, Woman, Marketing, Twitter, Photos, Food Cakes, Pictures

Papayas at a fruit market in Varanasi, India.  Papayas and lime make for a perfect fruit salad, the other fruit on the picture seems to be breadfruit but maybe an expert here on flickr can correct me if I am wrong :) Thanks a lot!

Papayas at a fruit market in Varanasi, India (by cookiesound)

Chicken market in Guangzhou, China.  We've been on this market already a few years ago, and since then, a lot of things have improved; the cages are better and the area is a lot cleaner than before. The smell is still the same though - you're really close to fainting!

Chicken market in Guangzhou, China. We've been on this market already a few years ago, and since then, a lot of things have improved; the cages are better and the area is a lot cleaner than before. The smell is still the same though - you're really close to fainting!

Women selling vegetables at a market in Guangzhou, China.

Vegetables, Guangzhou, Marketing, China, Twitter, Nice, Photos, Pictures, Veggies

A market stall in Guangzhou, China.  Fresh vegetables mixed with eggs and heated up in the pot to the right make a good take away snack.

A market stall in Guangzhou, China. Fresh vegetables mixed with eggs and heated up in the pot to the right make a good take away snack.

Fruit wholesale market in Kolkata, India.  To us, it looked liked a children's play-station, but at this wholesale fruit market in Kolkata, it's serious business, fruits need to be auctioned off quickly and distributed to the various markets that customers can buy the fruits of the season.

Fruit wholesale market in Kolkata, India. To us, it looked liked a children's play-station, but at this wholesale fruit market in Kolkata, it's serious business, fruits need to be auctioned off quickly and distributed to the various markets that customers can buy the fruits of the season.

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