Fartura frenzy at Pernes market

The children discover that a small town market is much, much more than fruit and vegetables – it’s an invaluable focal point in a local community.

There was no problem waking up the kids on this particular morning; they were dressed and had whipped themselves up into an excited frenzy before we had even finished breakfast. But it wasn’t a birthday party that was on the plan for today, nor a trip to a swimming pool. We weren’t even off to the zoo. The reason for the Christmas-like excitement in our family was: it was market day in Pernes!

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