For many people in India, Sunday is a big meal day. Typically, they buy fresh food from market, cook and eat with all family members. It is also a day for them to stack up food for the following week. Though super markets and online services available to deliver food to their home, most of the Indians still go to the Sunday market to buy food directly from the food growers.
The food growers setup shops similar to Farmers market in US, sell their products and leave the place late in the evening. During the 14 hours day they meet their customers face to face, promote their food items by offering instant discounts. It is quite interesting to watch how the customers bargain the price to get vegetables at a discounted price. If you’re a good negotiator you can get bargain food items. Also if you go at the end of the day, you may get the food items for a great bargain.
I took these photos in different places around Tamil Nadu, in all those food market I saw one common pattern, no middle-man in between the seller and the buyer and at the end of the day both are happy.