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Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

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Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

Is there anywhere in Las Terrenas where we can buy fruits, vegetables, etc outside of visiting a grocery store?

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1. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

There are several local stores on the main strip. Plenty of options for you.

madison
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2. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

There are pickup trucks parked along the streets and small shops selling all the fresh fruit and veggies you can eat. I prefer to shop at these over Lindos supermarket as you will get more of the local flavor. Great people in Las Terranas.

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3. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

What about meat & Fish? Can you buy fresh fish at the markets or from the fishermen?

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A very good, large farmers market is at the entrance in Samana, coming from Las Terrenas. Too bad I didn't know what many of those veggies were, and how to cook them.We got the most fantastic avocados, bananas, okra, squash, etc. Worth the trip. We also had a great time stopping off roads at people's homes and buy coffee, cocoa, honey, chicken.

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There is a great fish market on the beach at the entrance of Las Terrenas, coming from El Portillo. We were there almost daily, including Sunday. Fresh Tuna, dorada, langostas, langostini, shrimps, sardines, etc. We had a house rented, and it was a great experience to cook with all these fresh fish and veggies. We completed the meals with the best bread from the Boulangerie Francaise, and great pastries and cakes from Nadine's stand in Lindo. The best rum: Bermudes Aniversario (5 times cheaper at Lindo than at the shop in El Catey airport.

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6. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

If you pay some extra, will the fish mongers clean and fillet the fish for you?

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definitely; some times that was included in the price. Actually they sell filets they cut out from the big fish (tuna, dorada) right in front of you. They charge (pennies) when the fish is small and harder to scale, clean.They shackle the oysters for you, as well. Besides this beach fish market there are numerous little shacks with fresh fish. We also had people coming at our house (that we rented) with huge langostas. It was heaven

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8. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

Wonderful.... thanks!

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At what time does this fish market takes place? Do I need to arrive early? Can they cook the fish for you?

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10. Re: Farmers Market or Produce Stands?

Fishermen were there after 10-11 , for a couple of hours; we bought from them almost everyday of the week, including Sunday.They don't cook. W e did the cooking ourselves (lots of fun); we could have asked our maid to do it for us.

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