I love seeing these roadside fruit and vegetable shops on wheels. I noticed this one in the seaside town of Riposto, south of Taormina in Sicily. Really when you think about it, this is a perfect business – it’s mobile and there is no rent to pay, just the cost of petrol and maintenance of the truck.
I love seeing all those white onions hanging in bunches. According to the sign it seems that the price is reasonable, a I think it says 7 (bunches) of cipolla for 5 euros. The ciliege, or cherries are also 5 euros for a kg, or a little over 2 euros for a pound.
This one is in Lecce. I like to make a stop while I’m out and pick up a few pieces of fruit and then later have that as my lunch with some fresh formaggio (cheese) and pane (bread). A healthy lunch and not expensive, always a good idea while traveling.
What are your thoughts? Have you come across these small trucks filled with fresh produce in towns and cities of Italy? I’d love to hear about your experiences, so please leave a comment and keep the conversation going.
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