Along the moon calendar 大高舍村 (Da Gao She Cun) has a market.
Four, sometimes five times a week.
We recently moved to 大高舍村.
It is about 10 kilometres from nearby Liangxiang in Fangshan County of Beijing.
We have village life, while being not too far from the little University Town where we teach and study.
Recently Zuko acquired a pick-up.
The kind which runs on pedal power, which is very popular in China.
It makes life easy when bringing potatoes and mushrooms and all kinds of exotic fruit back from the market.
The market isn’t really just 大高舍村’s.
It is set-up between Siao Gao She Cun and the next village, an easy 3 kilometre ride on Zuko’s pick-up.
At the market you get not only fresh fruit & vegetables, but also meat, fish, clothes, house-ware, bedding, furniture – pretty much anything you can imagine to need and at a much lower price than you would pay in a Liangxiang Supermarket.
It is sort of 大高舍村’s Taubau, just with instant gratification & a little more color.
But you have to head there early, by 9 the action starts to fade and by eleven the only evidence that there was any business done is some corn leaves or onion peals discarded on the side of the road.
This, I think, is how getting your food should be.
A little more pleasant than the supermarket’s white isles and organized rows.