Freshly-picked avocados for sale

Freshly-picked avocados for sale by Rudy Girón

One of the benefits of living in the villages of La Antigua Guatemala is that many of the neighbors sell their excess of freshly-picked fruits and veggies from their back yard orchard. As shown in the picture, avocados are very inexpensive, just Q1 to Q1.50 ($0.12 to $0.18); with these prices it’s no wonder that antiüeños are known as pansas verdes (green bellies).

What other fruits and vegetables do think people grown in their home orchards?

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