On Thursdays I spend the morning at the kids’ school for something they call “mother tongue maintenance.” It’s a program that they put in place to let kids study their mother tongue for 1 class period each week.
After MTM I had a couple hours before picking the kids up so I went to Carrefour in Mirdif City Centre for a quick “pantry run.” I promised myself that I would only buy canned goods, nuts, dried lentils/beans and household items. Of course I ended up with NOTHING for the pantry and only buying food that needed to be refrigerated.
It’s NOT my fault…I promise! I blame it on Carrefour.
Someone smart at Carrefour MCC decided to update the look of their fresh produce section. (Wow, that’s weird. I normally would have said that in a super snarky tone.) Anyways, I have to admit it, I totally fell for the farmer’s market style makeover. Everything looked so fresh and delicious. In fact, they also had some great deals (10 AED/kg for on the vine tomatoes from Holland!).
Organic Fruits & Veggie Stand
They also made a separate display for organic produce. It’s still very limited (and on the expensive side), but I absolutely love their effort and hope that they bring in more.
Ready Cut Fruits
My favorite thing about the farmer’s market makeover is that the ready-cut fresh fruit bar is COVERED and ENCLOSED. I can’t stand to see the workers swatting away flies (when they’re even paying attention <– ah, there’s that snarkiness). Even worse I despise when people use their grubby hands to snatch a quick sample or when they cough all over the fruit.
I’m really straying from the topic, but I have to tell you my “Oh no he didn’t…oh yes he did!” experience. One time at Spinney’s, I saw a little boy (about 7 years old) grab a piece of ready cut fruit, take a bite and throw it back! But that’s not all, he went back in for more. Since that day, I can’t bring myself to buy ready cut fruit. This covered and enclosed ready cut fruit bar may just change my mind though!
I don’t know if all Carrefour markets in Dubai got the same makeover, but if you get a chance, definitely head over to the one in Mirdif City Centre to check it out. Or better yet don’t…it’s already insanely packed as it is!