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Elwez

Farmers Markets

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The farmers markets are near the top of our list of things we miss about Chile.  It's been about a month since we last did our grocery shopping at one in Santa Cruz.  The last day we went they were selling watermelon by the slice at the Saturday market, and I heard that someone found fresh strawberries at the Sunday market.  With Spring in South America now in full swing, we're wondering how the varieties and prices of fresh foods at the markets have changed?  

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Hello Elwez,

Yes, the farmers market has changed somewhat in the spring. Some prices on products like the bell peppers started to go down and some, like the apples, started to climb up.

And of course, with the new season, we see new produce. I think you guys left right before the great stuff started to appear.  Right now we enjoy lots of great asparagus at a $1.45 a big bundle. About 4 weeks ago we started having strawberries. First, they were at 1,700 CLP/kg, which is $1.12/pound and today I bought some at 750 CLP/kg, which is $0.49/pound. Within the last week, we bought more than 50 lbs of strawberries. We love to eat them while they are fresh and in season and freeze a lot for smoothies as well.

The watermelons are still by the slice and I think that will change only in a month or so....

 

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