Local Produce–Right Around the Corner

local produce Fiji

In Fiji, it’s easy to have direct access to the people growing produce. Many people have kitchen gardens, and there is a permanent market in downtown Suva by the waterfront where locals can sell what they grow.

We were walking our dogs recently, and right around the corner–literally–was a little table with vegetables in a box. We saw the table beside the sidewalk and looked up to see a man holding a baby on his front porch. He walked over to us, and we bought some cilantro, bok choy-looking greens and a head of cabbage from him. All for about $5 USD.

The man emphasized that his produce is organic; no pesticides. We could see everything he was growing in his front yard. The plants looked healthy, and I’m looking forward to his tomatoes ripening on the vine.