Ecomercado de Abla

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The Ecomercado in Abla

On Sunday the little town of Abla held its annual Ecomercado.

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A display of squashes

Abla lies beneath the Sierra Nevada off the main motorway between Almeria and Granada.

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Organic fruit and veg

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Eco grapes for Alhama de Almeria

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Eggs from happy chickens

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Organic ale

Along the main street stalls were set up selling organic vegetables, fruit and beer.

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The largest pumpkin in Almeria

The largest pumpkin in Almeria, which weighs 432 kilos was on display.

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Whickerwork

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Clothes

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Handmade hats

There were also stalls selling clothes and crafts.

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Bio seeds

A very colourful event in a great setting with the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada above the town.

About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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3 Responses to Ecomercado de Abla

  1. Looks great, very colourful market, lovely photos, particularly like the hats.

  2. jo allan says:

    I really miss your posts Margaret and hope that you and Digby are fit and well. Jo Allan

    On Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 2:25 pm Country Life in Spain, wrote:

    > Margaret Merry posted: ” On Sunday the little town of Abla held its annual > Ecomercado. Abla lies beneath the Sierra Nevada off the main motorway > between Almeria and Granada. Along the main street stalls were set up > selling organic vegetables, fruit and beer. The ” >

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