Friday, March 5, 2010

Aguadilla Farmers Market


Local farmer's market have been popping and there is one in Aguadilla that deserves particular attention: La Tierra Prometida Farmer's Market.  La Tierra Promedita  is a non-profit home helping young men with drug problems.  They teach their residence life skills by providing guidance and opportunities.   This is a community market and folks from all over can pull out a table and sell their products.  I wrote about the Rincon's Farmer's Market some time ago, and vendors from Rincon also participate.
community vendors

At this residence, twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month they celebrate their Farmer's Market, just like in Rincon, the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
La Tierra Prometida bakes home made artisan breads and provides fresh vegetables.  How fresh are the vegetables?
fresh vegetables

They're grown hydroponically, just a few feet from the market and they're harvested just a few hours before the market starts, at about 9 am.   How fresh is the bread?  Mine was warm to the touch.  And truth be told: it is very good.  We bought 3 loaves and one of them didn't make it home.  The loaf we devoured was a whole wheat loaf with different varieties of seeds. 

I know of two mentors sharing their time, Chef Andy Klein from One Ten Thai, and Chef Eilleen Gonzalez, from Laissez Faire, two excellent restaurants with rave reviews on TripAdvisor.
The green house:

The Saturday Farmers Market:

How to get to La Tierra Prometida:

Take #2 to pr107.  That's the road taking you to the airport in Aguadilla.  Look for the El Messon Fast food restaurant, and turn in to the road that runs along side.  Continue and take a right at the stop sign.
Look for La Tierra Prometida of the left side.  Their number is (787) 882-3845, tell them Luis sent you.  Check their website: