By Trevor Brown
The availability of fresh fruits and vegetables is an important aspect of healthy living in Costa Ballena where we are very lucky to have such a wide variety of fresh food. Although you can find produce in many of the local
supermarkets, weekly farmers’ markets have become the preferred manner of buying weekly food supplies and specialty items for many individuals, families, and restaurant owners.
Until recently, residents of Dominical had to find transportation to Uvita, Tinamaste, or Pérez Zeledón in order to take advantage of weekly markets. Now, each Friday in Dominical, Pueblo del Río hosts its own farmers’ market.
Although still smaller than some of the other local farmers’ markets, each Friday brings more venders and shoppers. I expect that variety will only continue to grow with time. From fresh exotic fruits and veggies, to local hand crafted jewelry, kombuchas, tinctures, herbs and spices, the Dominical farmers’ market has become a one-stop shop for many locals. Personally, I anticipate each Friday’s market for buying ground cacao, coconut oil, and many other locally harvested products.
The farmers’ market has also become a social gathering for many to talk about current events and the general joys of living in Costa Ballena.
I highly suggest you come and check it out; there is a large variety of products only found once a week.
Support our local merchants!