There are many produce markets around town. Some pop-up on weekend mornings and feel like farmers markets back home and others are brick and mortar productions open throughout most of the week. I used to prefer the farmers market variety but now that I discovered the guy at the Chacao market who owns this shopping cart, I haven’t been going anywhere else.
Our friendly vendor opens up these unpasteurized bad boys and tips them over into a funnel which fills the four 1.5 liter bottles I’ve been buying every weekend. At $2.50/bottle it’s not as cheap as gas, but does taste better.
The nutritional and functional benefits of coconut are widely acknowledged. Like the Western Redcedar in the Pacific Northwest, the coconut is a “tree of life” in these parts. But what’s odd is that with so many coconuts, coconut oil is rare. Everyone uses soy oil here. All these coconuts at our fingertips and we’re using (probably genetically modified) SOY OIL? As luck would have it though, there is a specialty spice shop not 50 meters from the coconut guy that carries it. But only every so often.