Everyday at around noon Gonzalo (on the right in the photo below) and his brother Christian come by the house with their cart filled with great fresh produce.
These guys are great! Gonzalo has four boys with the last just starting preschool a few weeks ago. And mommy is Paola who is also as sweet a person as you will ever find. They tease me about broccoli which is my least favorite vegetable and bring me bunches of fresh acelga (chard) each week. When Joe and I were researching moving to Panama we looked at every picture we could find on the internet that showed the food items that were available. See the pictures below for close up pictures of what Gonzalo sells.
His produce varies each day but most days you can find potatoes, red onions, scallions, cucumbers, beets, cabbage, mandarin oranges, juice oranges, pineapple, cantaloupe, other melons in season, watermelon, tree tomato and naranjilla.
Some days he will have both the choclo and the yellow corn along with a green vegetable that they stuff with cheese and bake.
Fresh mora berries, green peas, peanut butter, sal piedra, crushed peanuts, tamarind, garlic, white onions, long beans and green beans. Tomatoes, green peppers and carrots are also available.
Today he had strawberries, fresh red beans, cilantro, cauliflower, broccoli and radishes. I did see lettuce and white cabbage somewhere in the cart as well.
He also carries raisins, other fruits in season, grapefruit, apples, hot peppers, fresh peanuts, watermelon, yucca, the purple sweet potatoes they call camote, celery and bok choy called nabo here. And if you do not see what you want, ask and he may even be able to get it for you in the next several days.
I depend upon Gonzalo for most of my fresh fruits and veggies. His produce is fresh, reasonably priced and he always has a smile on his face.