Finding Fresh, Organic, or Locally Grown Produce
Visitors are always looking for the freshest of ingredients in which to use in cooking in their apartments while visiting Bonaire, but normally produce arrives only once per week from either Holland or the USA. Locally grown produce is available, but you might need to seek it out. Not all locally grown produce is organic, so if that is important for you, be sure to inquire before you purchase.
Bon Tera, located off of Kaminda Lagun, is a local provider of fresh vegetables and greens. Twice each week, the facility is open to the public so that fresh vegetables and greens can be purchased.
Each week, a special package is available for only $10.00 and can include cucumbers, mini-cucumbers, spinach, fresh salad greens, and arugula, although the included items can change from week to week. Additionally, other herbs and greens can be purchased separately.
The packages must be ordered in advance, so those interested may call +599 700-3497 or send a message via their Facebook page.
Bon Tera Open Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Additional hours may be announced on their Facebook page.
BonaireDailyFresh provides organic, aquaponics-produced vegetables and greens, including Romaine, Swiss Chard, Butterhead, Curley Leaf, Blk Choy, Chinese Cabbage, and some herbs.
For a list of the daily fresh greens, or to make a purchase, contact BonaireDailyFresh. Call or WhatsApp +599 701-6321 or send a message via their Facebook page.
Farmers’ Markets around Bonaire.
Bonaire also has three regular Farmers’ Markets which occur on Saturdays, so stop at one of these markets. As not all items at the Farmers’ Markets are organic, be sure to inquire before purchasing:
Mangazina di Rei.
Last Saturday of the Month: Cultural Market at Mangazina di Rei, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, on the road to Rincon (on the right side when driving from Kralendijk, just before you arrive in Rincon)
Marshe di Playa.
Also, each Saturday morning, the Marshe di Playa (local town market) takes place in a parking area located on Kaya Industria, just next to the Warehouse Supermarket. It is organized by Boneiru Duradero in collaboration with Kriabon. The market is open from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Visitors can find a variety of products from local delicacies to arts and craftwork, sustainable products, locally produced beauty products, and fresh produce.