Do You Like Fresh Blueberries & Strawberries ?

January 28, 2016

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Hi Everyone, Sid Grosvenor here with a short post. It’s the little things here at Lake Chapala that make me love it more each day.

One example is the fresh from the grower strawberries at supper savings compared to the USA or Canada. The current price for a quart of Blueberries I recently bought was 20 pesos. At the exchange rate of 16 Pesos to 1 US dollar that comes to $1.25 USD.

The price varies a little from week to week, but it’s always a bargain. The fruit sold locally would be too ripe to make it to the US Markets so local entrepreneurs buy this fruit and sell it here locally. In the past it was just sold by enterprising Mexicans from roadside stands, but the supermarkets here realized they were losing business so now they also stock the fruit from our local farms. 

When you visit I can show you where the blueberries and other export crops are grown at the far West end of the Lake in the “county” of Jocotepec, They also have a pretty plaza with the local church estimate to be about 400 years old and a Lake Front malecon.

All for now,  Siempre tu amigo, Sid


  • Craig Morea

    Where do you recommend for blueberries? The ones at Super Lake are $45/quart and of poor quality.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Craig, You just have to regularly check at Super Lake and a few
    doors to the East of Super Lake. There are also the occasional
    street vendor places on the highway going West out of Ajijic.

    The Blueberries at all the local retail places are bought at the various berry farms just outside Jocotepec. They buy the ones that the berry farms feel are too ripe to make it to the USA in saleable condition.

    It’s a hit and miss situation/ We wash, and disinfect a quart
    at a time and immediately place in the refrig. I’ve heard that some folks freeze them after the disinfection process and thaw them out as needed.. They sell in the USA for several multiples of what we pay, Good and Good for you. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Craig, The Blueberries for sale locally
    are bought from the farms at the West end of
    Lake Chapala when they’re too ripe to make the trip to USA and beyond.

    Just shop the different local sellers for the best looking berries. In front of Handy Mail and mail and roadside stands. Even WalMart has gotten in on the act now as I sometimes see them for sale there as well.

    They free pretty well in my experience.

    Tu amigo, Sid

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