This last year has been a crazy, busy year filled of traveling all over the place. I have felt displaced for months and was thrilled to finally get back here to the island to my “home” just after Christmas.
Finally after a few weeks in my home, with my bed and my kitchen and my very own washing machine and dryer (!!!!) I am feeling a like I am back on my feet again and feel a little more adventurous and creative.
All of that to say… My friend Jenny and I decided to go the the San Sebastian farmers market on Friday and I can’t believe that it took me this long here on the island to check it out!
At Jenny’s urging I took the camera and snapped a few pictures, it was a fun excursion and we had a great time pushing the kids around and looking at all the animals and grabbing a few things to cook this week.
For those readers that live here on the west end of Puerto Rico, it is a great market and I highly recommend checking it out sometime.
When driving east on 111, the entrance to the market is on the right just before KM 18.5. If you get to the Econo, you have gone about 100yards too far. (See in the map image). It is marked with a sign that reads: Plaza Agropecuaria. If zoom in on San Sebastian in google maps and search that name, it should bring up directions for you.
If you decide to go, make sure that you plan on arriving by 9am. This will give you the best selection of fresh veggies. The market actually opens about 4am but that is just for the large animal auctions that take place early. I never got a straight answer but I think the section that we visited opens about 7am. As with all things in Puerto Rico, always leave a little flexibility in your schedule. Something places open when they advertise and sometimes they don’t 😉
Here is a picture of what I grabbed from the market and we have already eaten it all up!
I don’t have a recipe for you today but I did make a few new-to-me recipes that I am going to share this week with the eggplant and another one with the avocados. So for now, here are a few picture until I get my act together enough to actually post a recipe
The bowl of fruit in the red bowl above is actually peeled oranges. I should have asked a few more questions as to why they were peeled but I didn’t. They were all over the market and left the most delicious aroma are you walked around. It was almost strong enough to cover the smell of the cured fish! 😉