Walk into any grocery store on the island and you’re likely to find overpriced produce that's often past its due date. For fresh mangoes, apples, and berries, venture instead to the newly opened Placita Reyes farmers’ market held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings behind the GE plant near Isabel Segunda. Along with locally grown micro-greens, fruits arrive from small-scale farmers on Puerto Rico, and the offerings are complemented by Vieques-based vendors selling fresh fruit juices, seasonal honey, and handmade candies. You can also pick up fresh-from-the-oven breads, cakes, and cookies, including many items that are gluten-free. Arrive by 8 a.m. for the freshest finds.
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Published on Mar 17, 2011 as a web exclusive.