FARMER’S MARKET

Visit a local farmer’s market, where we’ll get a first-hand look at Cuba’s agricultural revolution. 


Cubans shop at state-run shops, dollar stores, and recently legalized farmer’s markets to prepare their family meals. The market stalls of bananas, peppers, and oranges are a rare free-market experiment in Cuba’s price-controlled economy, where food shortages are still fresh history. 

In these bustling markets you’ll find only local food – almost always organic. This switch to natural farming came in the early 90s when oil and pesticide shortages forced Cuba to radically alter their agricultural economy. Today, the country is a model for the world, as other communities trend toward more sustainable farming methods.

This activity is available on our Classic Cuba and Varadero and Havana tours or can be integrated into a custom-made itinerary