When the Food Arrives

Once or twice a week, around dusk, a convoy of dozens of trucks loaded with fruits and vegetables from farms in the neighboring provinces park on the narrow streets of Centro Havana.

Food has arrived and everyone is smiling and in a good mood.

Trucks are greeted by vendors looking to buy goods to sell in their markets or on the street from their push carts. Everyone wants the best produce to sell throughout the week.

It may look confusing to a tourist, but this is a fast paced, well choreographed event. Vendors push their carts quickly from truck to truck. They know who usually has the best carrots or plantain or fruta bomba.

Hundreds of people from the neighborhood also gather in the streets. It is a party atmosphere. After all, everyone benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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