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Let’s buy our local Mexican apples

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,...

Mazatlan’s New Organic Market

I know I mentioned before that we have a weekly organic market here in town.  Every Saturday until the end of May in the Plazuela Zaragoza from 8 am until noon you will find at the latest count about a dozen vendors selling their most excellent organic and homemade items.  You can read the M! Magazine article about the market/a> or if you’re on Facebook, like their Facebook page. This week I came home with such great stuff!  Organic almond...

The cost of vegetables in México

I went to the grocery store on Saturday as the cupboards were bare and I thought I’d show you what vegetables I bought – and what they cost.  Above is the whole batch, glistening with water as they were just washed. Below is my spreadsheet, both in kilos and pounds as well as pesos and US dollars.  I see the most expensive item was the apples – of course, because they were imported, and probably even from Washington!  Saturday was...