Picture of a small farmer’s market adjacent to the Pedestrian Street in the old sector of Panama City, known as Casco Viejo (Old Shell).
Places like these are sweet spots for residents of the neighborhood of Santa Ana earning modest incomes. Prices here are considerably cheaper than those at the supermarket or “la tienda del chinito de la esquina” (the little Chinese store on the corner).
For these blue-collar workers, every single penny counts. With the trend of higher food prices, it’s getting difficult to put food on the table. That’s where farmers’ market come in—like the U.S. cavalry.