Haiti: The Market

I’m so glad that you all have enjoyed my Haiti posts: The People and The Food. Writing about my trip to Haiti has been a great way for me to reflect on my time there and always brings back so many memories!

Tuesdays are the Market days in Thiotté and it is an event that is missed only by a few. The market is complete with the expected – avocados, beans, rice and fruit.  And then there is the unexpected – the buckets of random pills, the fish sitting out in the sun and some voodoo potions. I love visiting the markets in foreign countries and I was so grateful that I got to visit a market in Haiti, it certainly did not disappoint!


Some women proudly posing with their goods

Rows of cabbage



Beautiful Avocados

Haitian Bread

Not sure what these are – anyone know?

Fresh Coffee Beans

Fish anyone?

Seafood Counter

You’ll never guess what we had for lunch on Tuesday…

I apologize if this horrifies anyone

The voodoo potion – you can use on your husband or boyfriend to tell if they are cheating on you – not sure if this has been scientifically proven or not…

The donkey parking lot



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31 responses to “Haiti: The Market

  1. Molly

    oh my gosh that looks so cool! Such a great experience…wish I could have the chance to go there!

  2. definitely not mill city farmers market! thanks for posting all the pictures. it is great to see how other cultures live, produce and shop! have a great xmas, can’t wait to see you next week. 🙂

  3. jenclinton

    The donkey parking lot kills me ! hahaha

    I’ve wanted to go to Haiti for a long time now, I appreciate the pictures. 🙂


  4. great photos.. what a great experience!

  5. Such great photos.

    I really enjoy seeing how other cultures live. How long were you in Haiti?

    Did you dress to blend in as best you could? Sorry if these are stupid questions but I’m really curious.

    Happy Holiday’s!

    • I don’t think the questions are stupid at all! I was in Haiti for 7 days – but will definitely be going back, I LOVED it (in case you couldn’t tell)!
      Well, with my blonde hair and light skin, blending in was not going to happen! Since most of my time there was spent in a clinic I wore loose pants and t-shirts – modest and comfortable. Oh and a dress for mass, which everyone was dressed up for. The older women often wore dresses – but it all depends on what you have and what kind of work you do…

  6. beautiful pictures, thank you for posting!

  7. The fruit that you could not name is known as a Bread Fruit. Great blog.

  8. i love them food from in haiti

  9. Awesome pictures– thank you for sharing them! That last one made me smile 🙂

  10. Hello:

    They eat what American eat, with a few items cultural, this post draw people from all over the world closer, human are similar beings, I have fun looking at the women who were posting for pictures with food baskets over their heads.

    Great post!

  11. i haven’t been there in forever! it really is a truly beautiful place if you look past all the horrific things that are going on. that’s not all there is. and awesome pics.

  12. Oh my, what an experience- beautiful people and beautiful foods! 🙂

  13. oc2seattle

    Thanks so much for sharing – what a wild trip!

  14. Thanks so much Have you had it before? What is it like?

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  16. wow I’d looooove to go to Haiti. I hear it’s beautiful..p.s the green fruit looks like breadfruit, it’s really nutritious and delicious roasted!

  17. Love all the Haiti pics and re-caps!

  18. Job

    I enjoyed your pictures. I am a proud Haitian who hasn’t been home for many years. I’m glad that you’ve visited and enjoyed it. I am an inventor and I have a online business called make a statement stupid (www.makeastatementstupid.com) and I am trying to help my fellow Haitians with profits from the business. God bless you.

  19. Lynn at The Actors Diet

    love the avocados!

  20. MMMmmm>>>>>yeah it’s a real like my country about traditional market….

  21. I enjoyed your photo’s and I to would like to visit Haiti.
    “Merry Christmas” I hope you enjoy a happy & safe Christmas.

  22. Hi,
    Enjoyed your post on Haiti. The vegetable you didn’t know the name of is called ‘breadfruit’. It is commonly found the Pacific Islands.The green one with kinda corrugated skin – between the photo of the bread and the fresh coffee beans.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours.


  23. what …! They still use donkey ?
    You have a really unique experience!

    Merry Christmas!

  24. Nicole

    the fruit is bread fruit, pana in [puerto rican] spanish. you can fry or boil it and a pinch of salt. thanks for posting the photograph. my friend is in Haiti now while I’m patiently waiting for him to come back with stories and photos. 🙂

  25. AWESOME!

    i think markets are one of the most interesting and telling things about a country. and yes, the way seafood/meat is handled in other countries terrifies me too. hence why in thailand, i became a vegetarian 🙂

    LOVE YOU GIRL! hope you had a wonderful christmas! chat soon 🙂

  26. I really like this blog. Please continue the great work. Regards!!!

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