San Ignacio boasts Belize’s largest Farmers’ Market
It is a daily market which swells to 100+ vendors on Saturday, the traditional market day. The produce and goods sold at the market are well-priced. The San Ignacio Market represents a cost-of-living coup for Cayo residents and is the envy of those who do not live close enough to shop here! Fresh meat is available from several meat shops in the market or from countrywide distributors such as Running W, Caribbean Chicken, and Reinland Meats. Additionally, there are numerous large stores in San Ignacio that offer a variety of groceries with price points to suit everyone’s budget.
Getting closer to Better In Belize EcoVillage, you can shop at the Benque Farmers' Market in Benque Viejo del Carmen. Benque Market offers a variety of fruit stalls, along with other food stalls. We are often asked “Where are the best places to shop for groceries in Benque?” There are all sorts of options including the Chinese stores by the market, all along the boulevard - with perhaps the most affordable alternative being the Chinese store beside the Catholic church (on Guerra and Church Street). Here’s a list of some of the places to shop for groceries in Benque:
- Entrance to Benque, on right hand side before Chiclero Park.
- Long Lucky Supermarket, George Price Blvd. and Arenal Rd.
- Zhen’s Supermarket, George Price Blvd.
- Hanna Meats, George Price Blvd., across from the football field – farm produce, fresh cow’s milk and cheese.