Famous Puerto Rico Farmers Markets
Puerto Rico Farmers Markets are famous throughout the world. They are so popular that when one pays a visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the major place to head to is one of the Puerto Rico Farmers Markets to have one of the best global shopping experiences. Some of these markets are active daily while others weekly and some monthly. It’s a great way to learn about the culture of the locals, as one enjoys the unique ingredients to be included in home cooking. The markets have always something new to buy, and very memorable activities to take back with them which include the hospitality of the locals.
One of the best Puerto Rico Farmers Markets is the Mercado Urbano – Ventana al Mar every week on the first Sunday of the month from morning to evening, the Ventana al Mar in Condado is turned into a town market. Here, about fifty farmers and artisans coming from across the Island come to sell their merchandise and goods that they have locally made. The town market are made to achieve a few goals, the first one being to give Puerto Rico farmers a chance to show their merchandise and products to the potential clients, secondly, assist in creation of cooperation between themselves and the hospitality industry within the locality and lastly to market and showcase the locally produces natural products among the locals. Those visiting the Puerto Rico Farmers Markets have an opportunity to purchase many things (vegetables, cheeses, cheeses, honey, coffee, fresh orange juice, medicinal plant, organic yoghurt and natural ice-cream, just to mention a few) it’s a superb way to spend time, going through the locally produced Puerto Rican products while enjoying the ocean scenery.
Mercado Agrícola Natural Viejo San Juan which was once the major market in the city is now again a vital Puerto Rico Farmers Markets which has been currently brought back to life by a tiny grouping of vendors. The market known for its natural, fresh things in all colors, every Saturday becomes a bee hive of activities. Here any visitor can have a chance to learn about the local culture, its produces and have a taste of hot sauce (local “pique”) and also enjoy some fruits. The market can be overcrowded in such a way that parking becomes a major problem, although this has been solved by having separate areas specifically for this.
Another great Puerto Rico Farmers Markets is the La Plaza de Mercado de Santurce, this is a produce market that has stood against changes and problems from the modernization programs that are taking place in the city through commerce. Famously referred to locally as La Placita, it’s normally opened from morning to evening every second day of the week to Saturday. It’s known for its fresh products from all over the island. One can also find localized pubs and eateries with Puerto Rico best food and drinks being the main feature. Fresh fruits including grapes, oranges, and coconut water are in plenty. One can also get to enjoy some basic coconut water cocktails while enjoying the Puerto Rico warm weather.