Hey Jackie: Glad to see that you re still checking in. Thanks for the tip about fresh produce not lasting very long. It s true that it s best to shop forMessage 1 of 2 , Jul 3, 2011View Source
Hey Jackie: Glad to see that you're still checking in. Thanks for the tip about fresh produce not lasting very long. It's true that it's best to shop for fruits and veggies every few days and luckily there are nearby markets throughout the city.
--- On Sun, 7/3/11, Jackie Powell <jacpowell@...> wrote:
From: Jackie Powell <jacpowell@...>
Subject: Re: [OaxacaCity.net] Re: Mercado Benito Juárez question
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011, 6:53 PM
What a dilemma! Here I am in sunny Colorado and my friend is complaining that all she can get at the Denver Farmers Market is packaged stuff – She can’t get greens, radishes, etc. that have been in season in the back yard gardens. (Tomatoes will be coming in soon.) Of course, she had just visited the San Francisco Ferry Building market, which is out of this world. But the prices are, too. I was looking at avocados in my local Safeway (we’re in the mountains, so things are a bit more expensive and harder to get than in Denver), and they are $1 USD each. Is that sky high in Mexico? The ones here are of uneven quality, too – shipped many miles, not coddled. No “ahora o manana” either – they’re all picked at the same time and are the same ripeness.
I have shopped a lot at Benito Juarez and I patronized one little stand where they began to recognize me, and although I don’t know what the prices were relative to Soriana, etc., the produce was nicer and prettier and – I think – tasted better. Things don’t keep long enough to be able to stock up at Friday Market, but we would always hit it because it was so much closer than B.J. Often I would hop around the corner to the neighborhood Pitico for bread and milk and other urgent supplies if I didn’t want to ride to the huge supermarket down south. Pitico produce is abysmal.
Anyway – I guess my bottom line is, I wish I had your problems.