Panama Day 5: Fruit Stand

Fruit is sold in the grocery stores, but the best and the freshest is available at fruit stands along the highway. This one is just across from the cemetery outside Rio Hato, along the Pan American highway. Often the family who sells the fruit lives behind the stand.

People don’t get rich this way, but they get by. The pineapple and watermelon and green plantains we bought were sublime. All are local to Panama. Oranges are in season right now too. They are juicy and tasty, but have a lot of pits. I find them hard to eat, so we usually pass them by.

2 thoughts on “Panama Day 5: Fruit Stand

  1. for Katie: A fruit called Nance — pronounced “nancy”. They make a chicha drink out of it, or sometimes a dessert. Nance is the size of a cherry, although the flavors are not the same.

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