A visit to the local market in Envigado today was well worth it, check out what we bought for less than $24 AUD here in Medellin, Colombia.
Day 184 – September 2nd, 2014.
After a couple of times shopping at the local supermarkets ‘La Vaquita’ and ‘Exito’ we explored a bit further and found the local market. This place is three blocks back behind the church in the Parque Envigado on the otherside of the road to the supermarket.
You have to go up a few stairs and at the top you can see some Budgies and Cockatiels in small cages just to the right of them is the entrance to the market.
They have meat, fish and fruit and vegetables that we saw, there might be more stuff, but with our hands full of heavy bags we made our way back home.
“Check out what we got for $23.38”
We only wanted fruits and vegetables and the two guy’s at this store gave us lots to try. They hardly spoke any English and so we practiced our best Spanish with them. The people are very friendly and helpful, if we didn’t know the item he would give us one or a piece to try.
“This is the list of fruits and vegetables that we bought today”
- 6 Bananas (Bananos)
- 8 Limes (Limas)
- 4 Oranges (Naranja Tangelo)
- 2 Guava (Guayaba Pear)
- 1 Mango (Mango)
- 750g Grapes (Uvas)
- 4 Sweet Granadilla or Grenadia (Grandilla) Scientific name is Passiflora ligularis
- 2 Peaches (Duraznos)
- 1 Papaya (Papaya)
- 1 Pineapple (Pina oro miel) golden honey!!
- 1 Sapote (Zapote)
- 2 Avocado (Aguacate)
- 3 Beetroots (Remolacha)
- 2 Onions (Cebolla Blanca)
- 1 Red cabbage (Repollo Morado)
- 6 Potatoes (Papas)
- 6 Carrots (Zanahoria)
- 1 pkt Mushrooms (Chapinones)
- 1 Zuchinni (Zukinne)
That is a lot of cheap fruit and vegetables. We will be sure to let you know how some of the different fruits taste as we explore all of the exotic produce that grows here in Colombia.