Category: Markets

mistura market 0

Mistura Market opens this weekend!

One of the best parts of the annual gastronomic event of Mistura is the Gran Mercado which gathers small farmers and their products in one place so that the visitors to Mistura can see,...

aucayacu market 6

Market Mornings #5

Late yesterday afternoon, I returned from a wonderful, memorable week in the jungle city of Aucayacu. I have so many stories and pictures to share. But, I thought I would start with a simple...

bijao leaves 6

Market Mornings #4

Next week at this time, I will be in the city of Aucayacu in the jungle! We are going to be cleaning off a lot to reconstruct a home and celebrate a special time...

uripa corn 5

Market Mornings #3

Nearby the main market in the mountains of Uripa, you will find a line of product to sell. This particular day, the corn was displayed with pride. This is not typical sweet corn, but...

uripa fruit exchange 8

Market Mornings #2

In Uripa, Apurimac I witnessed something that many had told me about. Instead of using money, they buy and sell by trading products. These ladies were trading fruits, one was giving the oranges &...

abarrotes huamachuco 15

Market Mornings #1

One of the things that fascinates me here are the markets. I wish I could spend hour after hour walking through and visiting the many booths, seeing what they are selling. I am in...

Need Sunday Groceries? 5

Need Sunday Groceries?

On our way home from the Andes last week, we stopped to check out one of the largest markets in Peru. People come from the Coast, Sierra and the Jungle on Sundays to sell...

huancavelica bread 2

Sidewalk Sales, Trip to the Andes II

Huancavelica is considered to be one of the poorest “departments” (like a non-autonomous state) of Peru. It is nestled in the mountains at just over 12,000 feet above sea level. The cold weather is...