National Chung Shin Organic Farmer’s Market

Yesterday, I went to the National Chung Shin Organic Farmer’s Market with Aaron. Its initials are NCHU, where HU stands for the Taiwanese words for University, I believe; so the sign reads NCHU Organic Farmer’s Market. I thought it was pretty neat, though Aaron says I’d have had a better time at Jian Guo Shi Chang, a larger and more typical market. This was May 14, 2011, my fourth full day in Taiwan.

We woke a little late, and by the time we got to the market, it was about 11am. Aaron’s main purchases were potatoes, eggplant, papayas, and green beans. With just a little struggle, we managed to bring it all home and carry it up nine flights of stairs.

Aaron cooks simply but healthily. We had a lunch of eggplant and potatoes, along with some broccoli leaves. Generally the food is essentially boiled: a healthy way to do it, with no oil or additives.

I bought something that cost NT$ 71 and paid for it with credit card. At the moment, I don’t remember what it was. The receipt is dated 2011/05/14 with a time of 07:45:48, and the processing bank is Chinatrust.

Another receipt I have for this day is dated 2011-05-14 07:51. It lists three items with prices of 39, -4, and 25, for a total of 60 TWD. Maybe some random snack or something.


Some random observations:

  • In Taiwan, bathrooms seem to have tissue paper instead of toilet paper rolls.
  • One good way to prevent chairs from being noisy when you move them is to stick soft pads on the bottom of the chairs’ feet.

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