Farmers Market

Beautiful flower and the freshest produce around!

Beautiful flowers and the freshest produce available!

Expecting visitors from out of the country?  Treat them to some local “flavor” by taking them to one of Costa Rica’s weekly farmers markets.  These events provide an array of unusual fruits and vegetables, as well as a conglomeration of non-edible items.  Where else can you find fresh produce, cut flowers, bootleg DVDs, orchids, fresh juice, hot pejibaye, herbs and cellphone cases for sale under one roof?  In nearly every town, there is a farmers market.   Heredia’s market stretches for blocks every Saturday, beginning before daybreak.  The time I went to Alajuela’s market, there was live music and people were dancing.  San Rafael de Heredia has their market on Sunday morning.  (A friend bought rabbits there once!)  My hometown of San Joaquín de Flores recently started having a market on Friday … under roof, which is especially nice during the rainy season.  There’s plenty of parking, friendly vendors and granizados made with freshly cranked ice cream.  The only problem with the market is that it’s easy to buy too much!  For a real treat and some fresh, fresh produce at below grocery store prices, try your local farmers market.  (Photo taken at the market in San Joaquín de Flores.)


2 responses to “Farmers Market

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