surrounded by vineyards, fields of wild lavender, olive tree farms and almond blossoms, santa maria is an idyllic little town situated at the foot of the serra de tramutana mountain range. not only is it full up to the brim with gorgeous cafes and boutique furniture stores but it is also home to one of the largest weekly farmers markets on the island.
after a rainy and cold week in palma, we decided to head out and see this beautiful little spot and stock up for the upcoming week - which will see us on a five day clean eating and detox plan - but it also gave us the perfect opportunity to practise our spanish.
we have noted that europeans really support their local communities and love nothing more than shopping on the daily from local farmers, bakers, cheese mongers and butchers and i must say this really is a nice way of doing things.
heading to the farmers markets is something that i always try to do when i can as it ensures that we are able to eat organic produce thats in season, it serves as a nice morning out as well as the fact that we are supporting the growers and get to know exactly where the food we are eating comes from.
after a few cafe con leches (cafe lattes) in the main piazza with the church as our backdrop we were invited over to one of our crew members house for some local red wine and cheese whilst chatting property, travel and yachting.
needless to say we had a wonderful afternoon lapping up the sunshine and while kurt meandered the vegetable and herb patch and talked surfing, i enjoyed the patio, complete with hanging grapevines, a fruiting lemon tree and an open fire.