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August market trips

Confession time. While I did go to the market at least once a week and did take photos, I never wrote up the articles. So, here we have information on market trips on the 11th, 18th and 25th of August all in one article.

August 11 in the market

August 11 in the market

I like to report on something new each trip. What was new on 11 August was figs. I only saw this one vendor and have not seen any figs since. That was the only really interesting thing I saw that day.

On the 18th there were quite a few interesting things including coconuts and corvina. For the coconut we are talking wheelbarrows full of them. Seeing coconuts for sale in Pana is not rare but this seemed to be the weekend for coconuts in the market.

Day of the coconut in the Pana market

Day of the coconut in the Pana market

Most of us have eaten corvina. It is pretty much the standard fish for a fillet in a restaurant in Central America. I don’t think, however, I have even seen a bucket of fresh corvina before. I asked what they were and the person selling them told me they were corvina. Then, seeing my camera, he suggested I take a picture.

Fresh corvina for sale in the Pana public market.

Fresh corvina for sale in the Pana public market.

So, I did.

Finally, on the 25th I decided to look for something different inside the market. Unfortunately, I don’t think I found what I thought I found. When I quickly took the photo I though I was taking a picture of malanga. Now that I am looking at the photos, I was wrong.

Root crops inside the market

Root crops inside the market

I seem to have discovered a sweet potato. In Spanish they are called camote. If you want to know more, a trip to Wikipedia is worth it. You will find the basics there but switch over to Spanish and you will find out about how they are used in different Latin American countries including deserts in Argentina.

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