Sunday fairs offer organic and natural gourmet produce from the Amazon to the coast.
Visiting the markets is a perfect way to discover the healthy side of Peruvian cuisine.
Farmers’ markets have been booming from San Francisco to Rome, and Lima is no different. The Peruvian capital is now home to various such Sunday fairs, including two, in the districts of Barranco and Miraflores, near to Atemporal. They are the perfect place to learn about the high quality and frequently organic products fueling Peru’s culinary renaissance directly from the farmers, cheese makers, bakers and other specialists who produce them.
Both take over an entire street from early Sunday morning into the mid-afternoon. Barriers are put up and traffic is kept out; pedestrians are king as they browse the stalls, offering all kinds of weird, wonderful, and invariably delicious and healthy products. There are the more predictable offerings, from pasta, cheeses, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, and conserves. But some of these are made with uniquely Peruvian ingredients, such as quinoa, aguaymanto (“Andean gooseberries”), sacha inchi, aka the Inca nut — said to lower LDL or bad cholesterol — or ajíes, the Peruvian term for our many unique varieties of chili pepper, from mild to red hot. But there are also more exotic products, from Peruvian barbecue sauces to organic beauty products from the Amazon.
So, if you are in town, staying in Atemporal one Sunday, then taking a gander at the farmers’ market is an excellent way to spend your morning. If you wish, we can also have a guide accompany you to help you learn about the produce on offer and converse with the vendors.
To visit the Miraflores or Barranco farmers’ market during your stay with Atemporal visit www.atemporal.pe or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on +51 1 700 5106 or, if you are in the US, 347 713 7030/34.