Make sure to get here early because the produce displayed on less than a dozen stands runs out pretty quickly. Available is everything from the standard organic fruit, vegetable, and dairy varieties as well as specialties such as fresh garlic, or ‘beyaz altın’ (white gold) as it is called as well as organic pembe domates (pink tomato) he lighter and juicier version of the regular tomato. Another notable item are the varieties of berry, such as kızılcık (cranberry), which is also present in a special kind of ready-made tarhana soup (yoghurt-based soup).
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Where Istanbul's Chefs Go Shopping; by Feride Yalav