Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vegetable growing in Almolonga and Xunil, Guatemala

Vegetable growing hasn't been a common sight in places we've been so far in Guatemala, but two exceptionally fertile valleys, encompassing two towns near Quetzaltentango, have been extraordinary. Blessed by abundant water from springs and rivers, along with rich volcanic soils, these fields were patchworks of greens: chard, broccoli, carrots, beets, onions, cauliflower, parsley, and potatoes.

This plots apparently are owned by individual families as well as by larger landholders, but it seemed to definitely a commercial enterprise, with plots harvested all at once.

 

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