French Vegetables

French Vegetables

All of the vegetables at this stand in Porto Novo (about 15 minutes away by motobike taxi) are considered foreign vegetables (they are referred to as ‘French’ vegetables) and are not widely eaten by locals. They are not available in most towns and are more expensive than the local staples of yams, manioc, tomatoes, greens, okra and onions. Luckily for us, Porto Novo is close enough that we go about once a week to stock up on cucumbers, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and other veggies.


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