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Best-Kept Secrets: Mennonite Produce Boat

Posted by Mike Cobb on Feb 9, 2015 2:43:31 PM
Mike Cobb

Food BoatMennonite Produce Boat: Second Edition

This is the second in our Belize series of Best-Kept Secrets. In case you missed out on our first installment, we are using this series to highlight little known, unique locations and experiences that will take your time in Belize to the next level.

Living on the island of Ambergris Caye can be a little pricier than the mainland, especially when it comes to fresh produce. Â Being an island, Ambergris Caye requires most products to be shipped from mainland Belize.

It’s no surprise then that people get a bit creative in getting the best of Belize right here in San Pedro.

One must-do adventure is a weekly visit to meet the Mennonites, where you can purchase fresh produce, including eggs, milk and cheese, literally straight off the boat.

Every Tuesday morning at 5:00 am, the Mennonites bring a small boat laden with goodies to a dock on the lagoon just up from the New Water Taxi Terminal.

For those of you that just can’t open those eyes in time for their 5:00 am arrival, worry not!  A similar Belizean crew arrives from Sarteneja a bit later, docking sometime between 6:30 and 7:00am.

For my family of three, good eaters that have breakfast, dinner and the odd lunch at home, I spend about $45 US per week on a truly wonderful selection. The food arrives fresh and never fails to delight.

If you are not generally an early riser, it would be easy to miss this gem of a market, one of the Best-Kept Secrets in Belize. Stay tuned for our next issue, and see you on the Caye!

Just one more reason to choose Belize for your new home. Discover more!

Topics: Food in Belize

Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.