People ask me about fruits and vegetables here. We’re very lucky to live in Chiriqui Province where most of the produce is grown. We have fresh fruits and vegetables available every day, and it’s very inexpensive if you buy it from one of the produce markets or a street vendor. We are lucky to have a market just down the street, and we enjoy visiting our friends who work there.
I went Saturday and this is what I brought back
A head of broccoli, two small heads of cauliflower, 4 cucumbers, 8 bananas, small bag of carrots, good size bag of roma tomatoes, a head of cabbage, a papaya, a watermelon, a green pepper, a bunch of celery, 4 chayote (a delicious squash like vegetable) and 2 pineapples – $19.00.
Food here is grown for taste, not looks or shelf life so it tastes really good. I feel better here and I really believe the fresh produce at every meal is a big part of that. One day we realized we had no idea what happened to our can opener or how long it had been missing because we use it so rarely.
So, short answer, yes, we have great produce in this area.