Each Sunday is the big market in Curahuasi. The fruits and vegetables change a little with the seasons, but for the most part we have a good variety all year long. Usually this is the day we stock up for the next week and do all our cleaning and disinfecting. When you buy your broccoli here (or just about any other fruit/veggi) you can’t just rinse it off before eating it. It needs to be disinfected (we use bleach because it is cheap). After it sits in the solution 5-10 minutes we rinse it off and let it dry. Its easier to do this on the front end so during the week you can pull things out of the fridge and use them immediately. It also cuts down on confusion, “Hey Konika, is this apple safe to eat?”. It turns out to be quite a process and a decent portion of our Sunday often involves buying and disinfecting everything. Usually the whole family is involved and it normally isn’t all that bad, but sometimes you still wish for your neighborhood Publix. 🙂
We often use Sunday to make some applesauce or tomato sauce also. You can find tomato sauce here, it just isn’t very good, and you just don’t see applesauce much.