Living in Ecuador: Have your fruits come to you!

Get your fruits and veggies delivered to your doorstep

Tom and I are often asked by folks interested in purchasing property in Crucita where they can buy local fresh fruit. In addition to a Saturday morning market, there are lots of little ma ‘n pop shops scattered throughout town as well as numerous roadside stands on the way into town.

But Tom’s and my favorite way to resupply our kitchen with mangoes, avocados, bananas, watermelon, pineapple, coconut (you get the picture) is to have it all delivered to us!

Almost on a daily basis at least one cart or truck laden with goodies passes by our house on its regular route through town. Typically a description of the goods available and their prices are announced (although the untrained ear will only perceive bizarre vocal distortions emanating from an antiquated megaphone). In that case you just take peek to see if anything meets your fancy. Those who have learned a bit of Spanish and can decipher megaphone garble will hear the likes of “20 oranges for a dollar…6 mangoes for one dollar…”

We love having a roving market at our fingertips! And as you can see, so does our son Kai!