Places - Cuba's Western Region

Farmers Market-Havana

A trip to a Cuban farmers’ market or “agro” as they are referred to by the locals, is often among the most anticipated visits on any trip to Cuba. The tropical fruit and the local vegetables represent the surplus crop after the farmers have fulfilled their quotas, but it is the delectable, natural, purely organic flavor and the variety that impresses most. the farmers’ markets were a great example of the “opening” of the Cuban economic system, a true market of supply and demand where the economic incentives of profit can affect productivity.  This is where the Cubans buy their produce and it’s a great way to interact with the locals and get a feeling for what it’s like to live like a Cuban.