Shopping at the Mexican Mercado and Panaderia

Today I went on a field trip with the high school honors spanish students to visit the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Dia de Los Muertos display.




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We then went next door to the Panadería Guadalajara to purchase fresh baked Mexican pastries.

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Walking through the neighborhood we found beautiful murals. Here’s the kids at one of them.



Then we were off to Mi Pueblo Mercardo, to eat lunch and shop for Mexican foods.


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Shopping with the students, visiting the butcher department, El Carnicero.IMG_1586_web

The butcher showed us a pig’s head, used to make Mexican hominy.


There were some great produce specialties.

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IMG_1597_web  White coconuts

IMG_1600_web Yuca root

IMG_1604_web Tomatillos

IMG_1596_web Green cactus fruit

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IMG_1622_web Pomegranates


We stopped for lunch in the taqueria. I had a veggie sope, with guacamole, lettuce, mexican cheese, sour cream and a delicious green sauce served on a thick, corn “tortilla” made with masa harina.




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