Dzuks dig potatoes. Miroslavas district farmer Eimantas Bakšys brings the best potatoes and other autumn goods to the Jotvingiai market in Alytus with the hard-working Gabija, while the sun is still rising. “We’ve been eating a bunch of potatoes this year with dye for a long time – it’s a treat!” said the farmer.
Will the Dzūkija politicians also see this delicious food? Apparently, in the municipal elections, the mayor’s position will be determined by the best gun!
How many times and what kind of candidates are in the municipality is not the end
Smart traders know what is tasty: it seems to put cheaper potatoes in bird feeders and thus entice buyers. Before the store opened, bargain hunters gathered. Some bobcats are just waiting in line and there are no potatoes!
You will not eat potato Krautuves, it is good that, good or bad year, you can always find in the market of Alytus. If the dry season has come or the crops are flooded with rain, the potatoes will still grow.
“There will be no cheap potatoes this year,” said farmer Eimantas Bakšys.
In Miroslava region, a kilogram of beauty will cost 90 cents, in a bag – 70 cents. At the Alytus market on Jazminų street, potatoes are 80 cents each.
Experts say that this will not last long, the demand for potatoes is high. And municipal elections are not far away, and competition is high. Think about how many and what candidates are looking for the post of mayor in the municipality of Alytus and Alytus district – it’s not the end of the story! What can we say, at parties, tea parties, party gatherings, dzūki bandukės with creativity or coloring become the cheapest food so far. When politicians argue about who is the best, the price of potatoes will go up!
Where to store garlic, how to dry onions?
Onutė and Jonas Arbačiauskai, gardeners from the village of Karvelninkai, sell apples, pears, quinces and raspberries at the Alytus market on Jazminų street.
“Golden” delayed two weeks, apples of other varieties will also ripen later. This year, the apples are smaller, fall and rot,” said the gardener.
A kilogram of apples grown by Jonas and Onutė costs EUR 1, pears EUR 1.5, quinces EUR 2, raspberries EUR 5.
Gardeners in the village of Karvelninkai Onutė and Jonas Arbačiauskai say that this is a bad year, the apples fall, they rot, they will ripen later, but they are still there.
Gražina, a cucumber farmer from the village of Likiškės, does not complain about the attention of buyers.
In the Alytus market there are still cucumbers, 2.5 euros per kilogram. Red strawberries. They were grown in a greenhouse by Augustas Jastremskas, a farmer from the Alytus district. Lyda’s grandmother helps her child sell strawberries.
A kilogram of red is 6 euros.
Strawberries on the Augusta Jastremskas farm still delight the people of Alytis. Augustas sells berries with grandma Lyda at the Jasmine market.
A kilogram of hazelnuts – 5 euros, unshelled – one euro cheaper. A kilogram of honey is 6-7 euros.
Valdas Simanavičius, a farmer from the village of Vankiškii, explains where he grows, where not, and how to preserve garlic for the winter at the Alytus market: “You can’t store garlic in the cellar, it’s better in the attic and in the south. During the cold , the best for them in the room.”
Onion growers have noticed: the more you look, the more onions are damaged. Before the mushrooms sprout and the dryers are empty, it is best to cut the onions into slices and dry them. The task of a housewife pony: boil soup, throw in a handful of dried onions and the virus is ready.
In the market, a kilogram of winter garlic is 6 euros, onions 80 cents, 1 and even 1.2 euros. A kilogram of onion salad – 2.5 euros.
A kilogram of carrots, beets – 80 cents, a head of cabbage – about 1 euro.
The people of Alytis did not miss the sour taste – sauerkraut and cucumber appeared on the Jazminų market – they bought it immediately.
Gardeners and florists do not sleep. Beautiful chrysanthemums and heathers came to Jazmina from the flower gardens of Raižia, Edvard and Dovilė. Edvard showed me a pot of the most beautiful chrysanthemums in three colors, which he asked for 8 euros.
Edvardas Mekionis from Raižiai brought beautiful chrysanthemums to Jazminai market, the best pots cost 8 euros.
Flowers will wait half a month for the big purchase – Halloween. Even now, a bunch of the most beautiful chrysanthemums and heathers – 2-5 euros, which have settled in the market, find buyers.
Colorful chrysanthemums and heathers are blooming in the jasmine market, this is a sign that autumn is coming.
In Kaniūkai – wheat, chickens and roosters
There is a shortage of wheat at the Kaniūki Market this Saturday. Around 7 o’clock, I found a mixture of wheat, oats and whole wheat. The price of wheat as a crop: 50 kg – 15 euros.
Market traders said that a week ago, the line of grain sellers had surrounded the entire market, even rolling, this time the grain farmers were seen digging potatoes.
The mixture of rye, wheat and wheat was brought by Jonas Gavelis, a resident of the village of Mieliūnai, by the way, he is a musician of the village community, he plays the accordion.
“I have to go, I have planted winter crops – rye, wheat”, – Jonas does not lose energy for work, he also has time for the market.
Jonas Gavelis, a resident of the village of Mieliūnai, brought a mixture of rye, wheat and barley to the Kaniūkai market.
Kaniūki market has laying hens – 8, I saw some domestic roosters – 6 euros. There is only one other rabbit.
The popular rooster, one – 8 euros.
Country rooster brought by Kęstas, one – 6 euros.
Gintas Sabonis brought many goods to the market: basket – 8, butter churn – 45, 15 liter Ukrainian and Polish bucket – 5 and 6 euros.
“The tin from the Polish pail is thicker,” the seller explained.
Tin for tin, and thicker wallets should be taken when going to market.
In the Kaniūki market, especially everyone needs a Gintas Sabonis seller.