At this weeks market we will have fresh Curcuma or Turmeric; like a ginger root, but known for its excellent anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Grate a small amount on top of your meals, add it to stir fries and rice dishes, even to your juices. It gives a distinctive yellow colour, and is generally used in curries. Cost c500 for 100g
This week we will also have dried yellow organic corn, this needs to be boiled with a teaspoon of Cal (limestone) until soft. This helps separate the hard outer kernel. You then wash the corn thoroughly and grind it to use for tortillas, pupusas and arepas.
For those of you who live closer to Ciudad Colon we are helping to organise the Mercado de la Tierra, Ciudad Colon every Thursday from 8am to 12 noon in the old market building next to the church. There you will find a wide range of organic vegetables and artesanal products on sale.
Of course we are also in Escazu in front of the Red Cross every Wednesday with a great variety of fresh produce.