25 November 2012

Buenos Aires Organic Food Market

This weekend, Planeta Joy hosted the Buenos Aires Market, an urban organic food market at Palermo Park. Forty vendors, from local produce to restaurants to specialty prepared food producers, set up tents and offered samples and food for sale.

I tried the fresh pressed wheatgrass at Luz Vida. At $10 ARS, it was a refreshing, vitamin packed cure for my post-Thanksgiving wooziness. After perusing and picking up a free, recyclable bag thanks to the City of Buenos Aires, I purchased a liter of Boudicca Beer's Celtic Red Ale ($30 ARS) to take home to Sandro. For lunch I grabbed a black bean wrap from Artemisia Organic Kitchen ($25 ARS) and plum juice from Purificare Juices ($20 ARS). It was a gorgeous Saturday morning to spend in the park with these delicious foods!

Buenos Aires Market happens once a month. Dates are announced at PlanetaJoy.com Entrance to the market is free and vendors offer sandwiches, empanadas, fresh squeezed juices, and other picnic-perfect options, as well as packaged products for sale. Tables, chairs, and umbrellas are provided for relaxing and enjoying a meal. The city provides health care stations where blood pressure, weight, and other simple measures can be taken. Organic food representatives give talks, workshops, and cooking classes that are free to the public. If a soy empanada doesn't sound good yet, get to the BA Market and try one!

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