Pazars are great. They are the open air markets that sell fruits, veggies and household stuff like slippers, pots and pans, etc. There is a large one I got to on Sundays, however I saw a smaller one today in a different neighborhood. Pazars are not normally mid-week so I decided to stop by.
3 loaves (or pieces) of bazlama bread, a huge bunch of mint, a giant head of lettuce, a large head of mesculin, a bunch of parsley and a kilo of Ankara pears. All of this cost 8 lira, or $5. A super bargain. I wall be going back to that market for fresh greens, especially since it is so nice and quiet.
A note: I just discovered fresh bazlama bread at the pazars. It is now my favorite food. It is so soft and fresh, kind of like a chewy English muffin. I will endeavor to start making it myself soon. Though, for one lira for 3 pieces it may be cheaper just to buy it.