|By Yo "walking" MO (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4934) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:53 pm:|
Hi. My husband and I were having a conversation this weekend and were curious about something. And this question is more directed to people that live on the island and more specifically those that run restaurants on Bonaire. Where do you get your fresh produce from? What are the most typical types of vegetables and fruits that you purchase? How consistent is you supply?
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2337) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 1:01 pm:|
hi mo...as you know, we only live there part time but i'll offer my depreciated two cents. we shop at the venezuelan fruit market for fruit (mostly melons and pineapple and the occasional plantain) and more for less (and sometimes la portugesa) for other produce (peppers and things like that)
|By Yo "walking" MO (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4936) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 1:34 pm:|
Thanks Pat. I'm not toooooooooo jealous of your part time status.
|By Debbie B. ~ Jersey Gal(*) (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #10163) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 1:46 pm:|
Mara, We do the same as Pat, More for Less and also the Venezulan market.
|By Diane and Bea (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #459) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 3:35 pm:|
Oh my god the watermelon is awesome !
|By JOBY (BonaireTalker - Post #76) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 3:55 pm:|
The fruitera in the same road as China Nobo has good fresh fruit and veg, quite a bit is grown on Bonaire, others come from the Venezuelan boats.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2381) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:48 pm:|
Yo Mo..Here's a little secret. More for less gets their fresh produce in on Thursdays. Go there after 3:00 for fresh produce...shhh.....
|By Yo "walking" MO (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4938) on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 8:32 pm:|
what sort of things are grown on Bonaire and how easily are they available? We are trying to get a feel about what is grown on the island, what is imported, what is expected by the regular consumer and what is expected from a restauranteur.
|By pat murphy (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2339) on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 8:50 am:|
the only locally grown crops i can think of (and i'm sure there are a few more) are corn (maishe) and sorghum (i forget the local name). it's not sweet corn but is ground up for cornmeal. i'm not sure where the locally produced cornmeal (from which funchi is made) is available.
|By JOBY (BonaireTalker - Post #77) on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 3:17 pm:|
I know that several of the fresh vegetables sold in the Fruitera (near China Nobo) are grown on Bonaire, because I've seen the local residents bringing them in & spoken to the owner about them. Certainly Okra and organic Spinach were there today, but I didn't have chance to get a full run-down on everything. I think some of the lettuce is also grown on Bonaire.
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