So the way it works is you just pick up what you need and put it all in to bags. We had our own bags with us, and we got so much stuff that they were getting heavy! While you're shopping, Martin breaks open an orange or mandarine for you to eat. So then you try and eat it but your hands are kind of busy holding on to the stuff you want to buy! It's too funny.
The stall owner, Martin, has a scale, but he only uses it if you have one or two items.
But when you have a whole pile of items, he just adds them up as he goes along. Problem is that he does it so quickly you really have to listen to hear the last peso amount that he says. Turn up your volume and have a look at this funny video and listen to Ruth at the end.
Did you hear what he said??!! Ruth caught it...130 pesos ($10.40). What did we get for 130 pesos?
One large pineapple
Bunch of beets
Head of lettuce
Head of cauliflower
Head of broccoli
Bag of tomatoes
Bag of potatoes
Bag of bean sprouts
Bag of onions
Bag of carrots
3 green peppers
What would all of this cost where you live??
Then, we went over to see Sal's cousin Chema. He owns a restaurant in town, and on Saturdays he makes pork carnitas. We got some to take away. He gives us a half kilo of meat all chopped up as well as tortillas and salsa and marinated veggies. We took that home to have for lunch, and then Ruth also used the meat for a stir fry last night. And there's enough meat left over for another meal. All of that cost 75 pesos ($6.00).
Chema, getting us some nice tender pork.
More campers arrived yesterday afternoon! Tom and Sharon from Vancouver Island pulled in and are staying for a couple of days. They're on their way to South America. So we enjoyed happy hour with some company.