Monday, June 04, 2018

The Carrot Washers of Ain Chkef

The river running through the forest of Ain Chkef is the centre of a small but important part of the Fez food chain - carrot washing!
Small trucks deliver the carrots right into the river
A woman washes bunches of carrots
While the women wash the men sort the carrots into bunches
Downstream from the washing area, boys collect stray carrots

From a tourist perspective, the Forêt d'Ain Chkef - the forest of Ain Chkef - is probably one of the least visited attractions of Fez. This forest is located in the south of the city.

With beautiful enormous trees and greenery, it is a peaceful space to walk or run in—especially in the mornings when the air is cooler. This forest is famous among locals, which means it would be best to go on weekdays when it’s less crowded.

photos: Suzanna Clarke


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