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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Pros and Cons of living in Ecuador. The Food. April 2015.

Food in Ecuador (Pros):
If you shop at the farmer markets and little vendors, your grocery bill will be times less than shopping in supermarkets. Most of the food grown/made locally.
A variety of temperature and rainfall patterns resulted in a diversity of tropical and temperate crops. Moderate or cool temperatures in highland areas allowed the cultivation of products usually associated with more northern latitudes. In the Costa, a warm climate, fertile soils, and proximity to ports led to large-scale production of such export crops as coffee, bananas, sugar, cacao, palm oil, and rice. Smaller plots in the Sierra produced potatoes, corn, beans, wheat, barley, and tea. Larger farms practiced dairy farming as well as increasing production of nontraditional crops such as cut flowers, asparagus, and snow peas.
I shop at the farmer market within walking distance from my house. 
The whole fish, including bones, head and all this - is $2 -$4 per pound. Fish file is $5-$7 per pound. Shrimp, depend in size - $3.50 - $5 per pound.
Chicken: 
Split breast $1.75 - $2 per pound
Drumstick-thigh combination $1.30 - $1.40 per pound
Pork
I usually buy pork belly cuts for $2.50
Free-range eggs 25 cents for one egg
Fresh farmer cheese one pound from $2 - $2.50
Potatoes 25 - 40 cents per pound
Fruits and vegetable bought at farmer market are really cheap
You can buy bunch of onions OR carrot or tomatoes or red peppers or pea for 50 cents
fruits or berries for $1 - $2


Food in Ecuador (Cons):
Many imported consumer and food items are scarce, expensive, or not available at all.



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