Here in Wonju, Gangwon-do, the morning starts very early. This is because the Wonju Agricultural Products Dawn Market opens every morning at 4 am.
It is a market full of vegetables and fruits that are all local products and the seller’s hard work because only agricultural products that they have grown or grown by themselves can be sold.
It is not a market held for profit, but it means that you share the produce you grow with your neighbors, and the price is very low compared to general marts.
Worried that this market won’t open if it rains? Do not worry!
The day I arrived was cloudy all day and it started to rain late in the evening. Even though a heavy rain advisory was issued for Wonju, there were more sellers than I expected with large umbrellas ready to go.
Surprisingly, one by one, merchants arrived from 3:30 a.m., drank a cup of coffee, and took advantage of the thin rain to make sales space. It was only me who was worried that the market would not open due to the rain.
Held in a large car parking lot, this farmers market is full of vendors down to the bridge. There is probably more to see on a sunny day.
I bought a large tofu for 2500 won from a man who made tofu himself. The quality is incomparable to tofu made in factories and sold in supermarkets.
If you’re not a big fan of tofu, I recommend buying this homemade tofu from the market and cooking it in soy sauce. Perhaps you will become a fan of tofu!
There is a market every morning where you can buy fresh produce from producers like this! I really envy the people of Wonju.
Wow! The plums harvested by this woman herself are 2,000 won per basket. Kindly, in the basket at the front was a stack of free tasting plums.
I took a bite of the juicy plum from the free tasting basket and bought 2 baskets!
The Wonju Agricultural Products Dawn Market is held in the parking lot of a large park, so it is a great place to take a walk if you are visiting with your family or pets.
If you are planning to visit Gangwon-do, or if you live near Gangwon-do, be sure to take the time to visit this market. You can also enjoy snacks such as steamed corn, Korean rice cakes, and gimbap, so you won’t regret it.
* Gangwon-do Wonju Agricultural Products Dawn Market *
• Address: 54 Pyeongwon-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• Period: April 2021 to December 2021, daily from 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM.