I visited this market when I was in Lalibela in 2015. It is amazing to see that they still have barter system here. People walk around 4 to 5 hours to reach this market from around the area from small villages bringing their small stuff or products and sell it or barter it and go back to their town walking. So perhaps they walk 8 to 9 hours that day and that is only their recreational activity perhaps in week. They are very poor but very healthy. White honey is famous in Ethiopia for health reason which u can find here in abundance.