Dana took me to the farmers market in Tumbaco (neighboring city) today and it was super legit! There was everything from dried grains to seafood to fresh veggies and fruits to baskets to toys to meat to black garlic, etc. And everything was so cheap too! Well, relatively to the farmers markets in the United States. I bought 4 granadillas (endearingly called the “fish egg fruit”), a small bag of rambutans, a head of garlic, and a head of cabbage- all for $2.90! Here are some photos from my trip. Like I mentioned before in my post about vegetarianism, I LOVE FRESH, WHOLE, NATURAL, CHEMICAL-FREE FOOD!!!!!!!!!! And it’s “sin conservantes” not “sin preservativos” for those of you who saw my Facebook status… ha. Never again. Anyway, I’ve already shared the fruit with my family and am planning to make some Chinese cabbage (just stir-fried cabbage with garlic) sometime this week. I’ve been craving good homecooked Chinese food and since I can’t find any here, I’ll just have to cook it! Hopefully my family will like it since they’ve never had authentic Chinese food before. MMMMMMMmmmmmm I can’t wait. I’m legit drooling just thinking about the dish…
The farmers market goes down in an indoor pavilion!
So many fruits!
RAMBUTANS!!! I remember trying them in China way back when!
Chocolate covered fruit! I didn’t get any, but they sure looked good! Maybe next time.
The chicken lady! The unwrapped chickens are out like all day and flies land on them! So you should always request a bagged one. They’ll even butcher it for you too!
Crabs are sold by the dozen here!
A lot of dried grains, pastas, and seeds!