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Countryside Vegetable Market Popular

The countryside vegetable market in Mosfellsdalur valley outside Mosfellsbaer near Reykjavík has proven popular this summer and fall. More than 20 different kinds of homegrown vegetables are available, including carrots, potatoes, rutabagas, beets, kale, chard, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and lettuce.

Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

“If people like new and fresh vegetables, they’ll come back,” local vegetable farmer Jón Jóhannsson told Morgunbladid. The market has increased in popularity every summer since it first opened ten years ago.

The market is held on Saturdays and will remain open for the last two Saturdays in September and even longer if the harvest isn’t ruined by frost, Jóhannsson said.

Jóhannsson said he begins harvesting the vegetables on the Wednesday before they’re sold and some of them are harvested on the day of the market.

In addition to vegetables, market-goers can buy homemade jams, pesto, hummus, relish, trout and char from Thingvallavatn lake and home-knitted woolen socks.

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