This is where locals come to shop. Opened in 1894, there are about 300 permanent vendors housed inside buildings, and more who set up outside. There are even a few small restaurants.
cutting bananas off a tree branch
interesting produce (The green fruit is probably soursop. Duni says the pink fruit is jambu fruit.)
more interesting produce
I bought some soap and spices such as whole nutmeg with its mace intact, and a block of cocoa.
A favorite drink is fresh coconut juice. This vendor is slicing the top off a coconut for the customer.
a street view
National Geographic-- Castries Market made the "World's Best Top Ten Food Markets" list at #3!
a brief history of the market and a few photos
MAP of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia
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