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Gran Roca, Wed and Fri, fresh produce and chickens - Dec 6 & 8, 2-3:30

We have the freshest markets in Cuenca and offer a large selection of farm fresh products and unique varieties not available anywhere else. Our produce is harvested in the morning for pick up in the afternoon. Can your favorite supermercado do that?

The Gran Roca Wednesday Farm Fresh Market, will be on December 6th, from 2-3:30 at Filippo on Benigno Malo across from Parque Calderon. Enter through the big archway between Raymipampa and Tutto Freddo.

The Gran Roca Friday Farm Fresh Market will be on December 8th, from 2-3:30 PM at the La Cilindrada Restaurant, 3-47 Roberto Crespo y Luis Moreno Mora, in El Vergel, with easy parking only a couple of blocks from the Stadium and SuperMaxi.

If you are looking for the best tasting pasture raised chickens, you have come to the right place. Our chickens are housed in groups of fewer than 100, on pasture, in a protective Chicken Tractor, fed whole foods without antibiotics or hormones, are moved daily to fresh pasture without poop or smell, are able to scratch in the soil, eat grass and bugs and see the natural cycles of day and night. It is a lot harder to do it this way, but this is how you produce the best food ever.

The Chickens vary in weight a little bit, but at $2.50/lb, most will sell for between $10 and $12.50 of ready to cook meat.

Our chickens come butchered on the same day you pick them up. (Do you really want to buy chickens that have sat around for days? weeks?) So, they must be ordered in advance by sending us an email letting us know (1) the market date for pick up (2) number of chickens, and whether to leave them whole or cut into parts, and (3) with or without organ meat. You will receive an order confirmation and we will bring it to the Market you requested for pick up.

This week's fresh market produce:

Fruits: Our Special Bananas, Strawberries, Real Lemons
Tomatoes: Heirloom Tomatoes (limited), Bitter-Free Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Hot Peppers
Cucurbits: Cucumbers, Special Zucchini
Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Curly and Dinosaur Kale
Roots: Beets, Carrots
Beans: Green Beans, Fresh Beans
Greens: Lettuce (heirloom romaine), Real Spinach, Rainbow Chard, Bok Choy
Fresh Herbs: including Real Peppermint, Cilantro, Garlic Chives, Basil, Horseradish
Fresh Eggs

We continue to expand our offerings and volumes. Please email us if you are looking for a quantity of an item or if you would like something not listed above. For example, we have a large variety of herbs we bring only upon request.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Rob Gray: