Friday, January 21, 2011


It's summer time in Chile, which means everything is in season right now. Beautiful squash, white beans, berries, blackberries, strawberries, five kilo watermelons, everything. The farmer's market right now (which we live across the street from) is booming with the most gorgeous food.

Yesterday Stephen (my roommate/friend) and I were at the farmer's market two hours. The green beans looked so good and (and so cheap -- $.70 a kilo!) we bought two kilos. And today for a picnic I picked up a half kilo of strawberries and blackberries for about $.80. I swear, this sounds so cheesy, but you can taste the sunshine in the produce here. It's just so good.

Below are some pictures of fruits and vegetables from La Vega (to be posted about later).


 The enterence.
 A stall at the mini Vega filled with all kinds of fruits and vegetables.
 This pumpkin is probably twice the size of a pumpkin in the U.S. You can buy a slice for about $.60 and it'll last forever. The summer stew that's very popular right now, porotos granados, calls for squash, green beans, white beans, corn, and tomato. So delicious.
So much watermelon right now! They're at almost every stall.

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