June 5, 2013

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Anyone?

One of our absolute most favorite things about living in Nicaragua is the incredible access that we have to fruits and vegetables.  Much of the produce that we buy in our neighborhood, at the local markets or in the grocery stores is grown less than 30 km from our home.  We have definitely taken advantage of what is means to eat fresh and locally, while being able to try new fruits and vegetables that we did not have access to back home. 

We have also enjoyed having a juicer and try to make a few fresh juices each week.  Our favorite combination right now is carrot pineapple juice with a touch of ginger.  

Remember back to this post about our visit to the Farmer’s Market in Minneapolis?  We thought it would be fun to document a recent purchase that we made at the market only five minutes from our home.

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  • 2 lb. onion – 30 cordobas or $1.25
  • 3 garlic heads – 10 cordobas or $0.40
  • 1 watermelon – 50 cordobas or $2.07
  • 6 carrots – 20 cordobas or $0.80
  • 12 limes – 20 cordobas or $0.80
  • 3 avocados - 20 cordobas or $0.80
  • 6 star fruit – 25 cordobas or $1.03
  • 2 sweet potatoes - 30 cordobas or $1.25
  • 2 beets - 10 cordobas or $0.40
  • 1 bunch of radishes - 20 cordobas or $0.80

In total – 235 cordobas or $9.73

Let us know what this would cost at your local supermarket or farmers co-op!

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