Culinary Bounty at Santiago's Largest Fresh Market
In the center of Santiago
, La Vega Central market dates back over 100 years with its humble origins as a few produce stalls. Today, it sprawls over several city blocks with friendly vendors hawking the freshest seasonal produce from Chile
's central valley and far-flung latitudes. Pink, plump native sweet garlic; huge pumpkins chunked down with orange flesh for stews; piles of yellow Chilean chilies, used in the piquant pebre; pink cranberry beans; and tantalizing fruit.