Fabulous Fresh Fruit Year-Round
Chileans still, thankfully, eat with the seasons and crave different fruits throughout the year. In fact, during any given week, there are 400 fresh markets ("ferias"), in Santiago along with countless neighborhood "verdulerias" and fruit carts across town to stock up. Perfumed strawberries in spring from the coast; nectarines, berries, and melons in the summer; persimmons, figs, apples, and a dozen types of grapes in the fall; citrus and custard apples in the winter. Healthy and abundant.
By Liz Caskey, AFAR Local Expert
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