From farm to market: Where trip to ‘real Jeju’ begins
JEJU ISLAND -- The island of Jeju in recent years has become a popular destination among young people who go museum-hopping, try out new water sports and party the night away at guest houses. Hacheon House of Wind, which was once abandoned, has been remodeled into an accommodation available for booking on Jeju Pass. “The list of duties might seem cumbersome at first, but we have received amazing reviews and handwritten letters from our guests who remember Jeju as the most memorable and fulfilling trip,” Yoon said. A view of the Murung Farm and its office, located in Mureung-ri, Seogwipo, Jeju Island. Located in Mureung-ri, Seogwipo, Murung Farm is a platform service-based market where organic crops grown in the small village are delivered monthly to cities on the mainland. Kim Soon-il, executive manager of Murung Farm, poses at the market’s cooking classroom in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, during an interview with The Korea Herald, Friday.
“I have worked at Murung Farm for more than eight years now, and I can say that such great teamwork would not have been possible without constant support and advice given by passionate farmers each day,” Kim Soon-il, executive manager of Murung Farm, told The Korea Herald. A poster of farmers at Murung Farm who produce, yield and select monthly crops delivered to subscribers. A view of the Murung Farm and its office, located in Mureung-ri, Seogwipo, Jeju Island. “It is not only a matter of consuming our crops, but also encouraging consumers to make thoughtful choices, after watching and enjoying the process of harvesting crops, a rare experience today with people living in hustling cities,” Kim said. The Sehwa Traditional Five-day Market in Sehwa Beach, Jeju Island, on Friday morning. While Murung Farm supplies fresh produce for those in and outside Jeju, the Sehwa Traditional Five-day Market is an onsite-only destination that is open every five days.
Sets of hwatu, game cards, are on display at Sehwa Market. Jeju’s signature gammul scarves, made of natural pigments from persimmon. Snack stands are located at the beach side of the Sehwa market, selling assorted fries, dumplings, noodle soups and bingtteok. A typical bingtteok sold at Sehwa market for 1,000 won a piece. If you do not have time to cook during your trip, look for the market’s snack corners.
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