Veggies shopping from Los Gochos this Market Friday
I can't believe it's already Friday, and another weekend is coming up. The last weekend has been so eventful for me that I have lost track of time.
Yesterday, I was taking my mum to see the traumatologist about her broken arm. He took her measurements to fit her with an orthopedic brace which is due to be fitted in a couple of weeks. On the way out of the consultation, we passed by one of those traveling markets that are now so common in Caracas. Here we call them Los Gochos because those who sell vegetables in these small markets are Andean people who bring the vegetables from the Andes and the west of the country. And we call those who are from the Andean states Gochos.
These markets are set up in kiosks provided by the municipality and are usually held on one or two days of the week. Where I live and close by, these markets are usually held on Thursdays and Fridays.
Lately, since they opened a big supermarket near my house where veggies are very well priced and always fresh, I hardly ever go to these little markets. But yesterday, when I passed by this one near where we were, I stopped and bought some vegetables and fruits for my mother.
She loves soups, so I bought some arracacha. I made a creamy yummy soup with them last night, but I forgot to take a picture of the soup. Also bought some chunks of pumpkin.
The tomatoes were good, and they were not the classic pear tomatoes that you get here more often, but tomato Manzano. So I also bought some with the idea to make a Caprese salad.
And I bought bananas and papaya too.
In terms of prices, this is how these little markets work. They usually put up a board on which, according to the season, they classify the vegetables and fruits and put up a few prices. The ones that cost the most yesterday were at 16 Bs, a little less than two dollars at the current exchange rate. At this price, they were selling bell peppers, onions, lemons, and tomatillos. This system is good for some veggies and is worth it. But for others, it is not so good, and you can get them cheaper in the supermarket.
Some fruits that are more expensive here, such as apples, do not enter the same system. When it was time to pay, I couldn't avoid the temptation of taking some Andean bread filled with guava jam. But when I got home, we ate them right away. And I didn't even have time to take a photo of them.
After paying, I stopped by the flower stall to take a photo and show them to Denise for #alwaysaflower. They mostly had tropical flowers, such as birds of paradise and alpinias.
This is my participation this week in #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle.
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November 4, 2022
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We also have this little markets in my hometown but every Wednesday and they are from the neighboring towns. Most of the people are always looking forward for their arrival since they sell fresh veggies, fruits, and other things in a cheaper price.
By the way, I just noticed. The ones that labeled as Manzanas are apples, right? We also calls the apple like that in our local dialect. Whoah. Just a new discovery for me. 😄
Yes, they are apples! There are several words that you say the same way we say them. LeeArt told me these days for example that you also say cerveza for the beers :)
Look at those fresh vegetables and fruits, it tastes like a true fruit paradise, it's really nice to be able to buy necessities at this fruit market it seems like
Oh yes, happy blessings to you🙏
Thank you for stopping by :) Happy weekend!
I read as soap 🤣
Fluff me, my eyes are tired and I have not even recorded ITTTT or 👁4T's yet
I got garlic this morning and bollocks that reminds me, I am to make beans overnight tonight, I need to chop the garlic and add to the slow cooker
What a numpty
Happy Friday Super Eli, the vegs looks good enough, the thing with me is flavour and taste.
It used to be that supermarket fruit and veg was not that tasty, but since we left Brexit the fruit and veg is so much more tastier!
Jaja! Super Ed you are crazy! would you like a creamy arracacha soap? Maybe Matilda would love to take a bath with it 🤣🤣
You are a busy guy these days jeje And you also have to cook. Have you made enough coffee for tonight?
Our fruits and veggies have much more flavor than the imported ones. There are times when you try one of those vegetables that seem perfect and when you taste them they have no flavor.
Happy Friday almost Saturday to you, Super Ed!
Well I made the beans and they were awesome Super Eli
Now catching up with notifications and giving my eyes a break at times, as they have been playing up..
Love those gifs, so keep them coming Super Eli.
Yes, the time goes so fast lately. It’s already weekend.
What a great market and so many veggies.
Nice you made some yummy soup. 😊👋🏻 Have a wonderful weekend!
Have a lovely weekend you too, Jackie 😊
Thanks a lot @coquicoin 👋🏻😊 enjoy yours ☀️🌺
Hmm wow, all those yummi fruits and vegetables! Looks fantastic and I always would prefer this place to supermarkets !ALIVE
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I love them, but for practicality, I usually go and buy everything in the supermarket. But the truth is that the fruit I bought yesterday tastes better ;)
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That's a lot of foods and veggies. And it's very close to your place, which is good coz you don't have to trav that far, I bet to get some fresh veggies and fruits. Look at those tomato, I love to eat those and just put salt in it. I love it more to paired with fried or dried fish, haha. I dunno, I just love that pairs.
I love the tomatoes on their own with a bit of salt, too
Have a lovely weekend 😊
Lovely article about your visit to one of our now practically "traditional" vegetable markets "Gochos" :) Here in my village being smaller, they are "represented" only by a gentleman who parks on Thursday or Fridays with his truck full of wonders coming from the Andean states (And this kind guy is called "Miguel el gocho" by us) ... Beautiful photos and lines my friend... Thank you very much for sharing!...
Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to share the good things we have, and despite all, we still have some.
Thank you very much to you for sharing my post :)
Que tengas un feliz fin de semana. Saludos!
I saw "los gochos" and I got suprised :o I thought were are youuu :o People in my city, in my state are called gochos, i thought you were here!!
I just felt being in a place where I can get healthier. Hehe. I really love to go on buying to this kind of market.
These kinds of markets are good since everything is fresh.
Thank you for stopping by :)
Lots of veggies.. I like buying like in this kind of market than in the supermarket. Veggies are fresher and have lots of choices
I love street markets where folk sell their own produce. Glad to hear your mom is on the mend.
In these markets, everything is usually fresher. Although, at least here, not always everything is at a better price than in big markets. My mum is better, but the process will take a long time. So we have to be patient.
Have a lovely weekend 🤗
Yes, I know what you mean about freshness and price. Sometimes there is a tradeoff and we have to decide...
Time, yes, and with it frustration. It's 2 months since my ankle and, at last, it's mostly back to normal.
You have a good weekend, too!
I'm glad your ankle is mostly back to normal. You still have to be careful and don't force it. 🤗
Some of those veggies look so interesting, I've never seen arracacha but also love soup!
The Andean bread with guava jam sounds like something I would also buy, I've not had guava jam for a very long time! But am not familiar with Andean bread, naturally😉
La arracacha or as we call it in Venezuela apio criollo is a root native of South America. It's the one in the third pic next to the corn. Andean bread is kind of sweet, I think you would like it :)
Thank you! I truly appreciate all the small details that really make the post stand out, how the people from the Andes mountains come down twice a week to sell their goods. That tells me a little about their economy.
I am glad you have a big market for economical reasons. They have made it convenient to go to these supermarkets, but that is what happened to my mom when I was growing up. The markets had better prices and nice goods. The small businesses went out of business. That tells it all. Which one do you like best? The one that is convenient and costs less? or the other? I actually think there is room for both.
In the picture of the vegetables, the one next to the eggplant, is that an arracacha? I really like the idea of the board. I hope your mother liked your choice of veggies and fruits!
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I also think there is room for all, the big markets and the small ones. And here at least the communities have gotten used to going to these small markets. That during the worst years of the crisis and the shortages we had a few years ago were very handy.
The arracacha is the roots that are next to the corn in the third picture. In Spanish, we call them also apio criollo. What is next to the eggplants is zucchinis.
The comments in the posts enrich the content so much sometimes. Reading your comment aroused my curiosity and I will go and read the comment about the wedding with the Jewish traditions in Israel;)
Enjoy your Saturday 🤗
The market is nice sis and looks organized. They even have a board for the prices. The ripe papaya and bananas caught my eyes. We also call apples "manzanas" :)
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Hello, sis! The papaya I bought is so yummy;) We have several common words. It's amazing though not surprising considering we were both Spanish colonies at some point.
Have a lovely weekend, sis 😊
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Hi sis!!! those tomatoes and flowers caught my attention. I went out last weekend to buy some flowers for my parents but I don't know why I forgot to take photos! Dswigle will be delighted with those flowers if only I didn't forget to take some. Maybe its because it was raining that's why I didn't bother to take photps but honestly I regret it. Anyway, there's always another chance to go to do it. I just hope it will be soon. My parttime job is eating most of my time but my boss said that she's thinking of extending my hours because she knows that 4 hours is not enough with my task. Thanks for sharing your market Friday sis! miss you and take care always! love yah amiga
Hello, sis!!! I hope you are doing well with the part-time job, despite the time it is consuming.
I have been thinking about you these days and on asking you about your job search abroad. But then I had the whole thing with my mum's fall and pacemaker and had little time to catch up with my online life;) I'm trying to catch up at least here today. By the way, are you on Noise.app? 🤗😘
Hi sis! yep, I'm in noiseapp but haven't visited it lately. how's your mum? I hope she's good by now. Yeah that work is time-consuming but I'm enjoying it. better than when my mind is not doing anything. At least now, I have less time to think of things that shouldn't be on my mind. I just got my passport today and hopefully I can find a job soon. hugs sis! You know where to find me. I'll just be there :)
All looks fresh indeed. I would have bought some of each for these are fruits and veggies that I like and of course the bread too for I like bread :D
I hope everything will be okay with your mom. Cheers!
Thank you, Kuboy! I think you would love those bread with guava jam.
Nice market - the fruit and veg looks really good and pretty big, compared to what we get over here in our supermarkets - I'd love to shop there !
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Here we are lucky, especially with fruits. Tropical fruits are usually big and tasty.
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