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Hallelujah, Dan has found his Costco fix here in Santa Cruz! If you like great deals on fresh produce, but don’t mind elbows to your side, wheelbarrows of produce nudging you out of the way, and vendors constantly asking you “Que vas a llevar?”, then shopping at el mercado is right for you. On Saturday mornings, we like to visit our local mercado, “Abasto.” It is about 1 km from our apartment and makes for a very exciting shopping experience. We visit our banana lady first, browse the aisles of fruits for tropical delights, grab 30 eggs from our egg lady, then head to the onion and potato chaos. The prices are hard to beat – check out all we brought home for $10! But enough talking – it’s time to enjoy our blackberry pancakes and omelets! Thanks, Abasto!

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