27 October 2012

The Farmer's Market at Plaza Armenia

Last Saturday afternoon, Sandro and I happened upon the farmer's market on the north side of Plaza Armenia (Nicaragua between Armenia and Malabia). The block begins and ends with two huge produce vendors and is filled with stands selling fresh and cured meats, cheeses, nuts and grains, and more. We headed back this week and got some awesome deals on a little bit of everything to get us through the week.

Here's the breakdown:

+ 1/4 kilo muzzarella
+ 1/4 kilo queso campo
+ 100 grams jamón crudo/proscuitto
+ 1 sopressata/more cured pig
= $54 ARS

+ 5 bananas
+ 2 tomates
+ 1 qt. arándanos/blueberries
+ 2 things of espinaca/spinach
= $34 ARS

+ 1/2 kilo avenda/oats
+ 100 grams almendras/almonds
= $17 ARS

For a grand total of $105 ARS/$22 USD. The great thing about all of this is that A) It's so much less expensive than many of the verdularias or carnicerias in our 'hood, and B) It's so much less expensive than what we would pay back in the States for these same items, particularly the meats and cheeses.

So get there between 11am and 2pm. Before or after and you may miss some of the vendors. The produce stands get long lines, so grab a number and wait to be called. You shouldn't have to wait more than 15 minutes and there are always a ton of cute dogs in the park to look at.

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