Category: Markets

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 &...

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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...

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Vegetarians Beware, Trip to the Andes III

Sometimes, it blows my mind to see the things I see here in Peru. I wondered if you are surprised too? The carcasses are just hanging out. The skinned head was on the floor...

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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...