Let’s buy our local Mexican apples

July 20, 2014

I’ve been reading lately about the sad state of the Mexican apple market thanks to possible dumping by US apple growers. Here are a few articles if you’re interested in learning more:

Apple Appeal (The Mex Files, March 7, 2014)

Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples (PRI, May 14, 2014)

Apple Growers in Mexico Call Foul on Trade With the US (Seattle Times, July 13, 2014)

I have been visiting the mercado often checking for anyone selling Mexican apples, but all they’ve had – until this week – were apples from the US. I woke up the man selling these this morning at his cart outside the mercado so I didn’t ask them where they were from, but I’m assuming Chihuahua.

Let’s all do our part to support our Mexican farmers. And since US apples top the list of most contaminated produce, it only makes sense to buy from these local growers. I don’t mind that the apples are a bit smaller, since they are nice and crisp and Mexican grown.

The apples in the photo at the top of the post cost me 20 Mexican pesos, or $1.54 US dollars.

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.