Zarcero food producers plan weekend fair in city

Another fair is filling the wide hall of the Antigua Aduana this weekend as more than 70 vendors and artists make up the Zarcero en San José celebration. The two-day affair celebrating the canton of Zarcero’s centennial will feature a diverse sampling of foods from the region as well as locally inspired dances and concerts.

Located in the mountains of Alajuela, Zarcero is known for its organically farmed produce. The town’s culinary scope also offers a lot in the way of dairy, with queso palmito and natilla being some of the favorites that will be available at the Antigua Aduana.

There will also be fresh juices, vegetables, breads, deserts, and other organic dishes on hand at the fair. These products will complement the local bands and performers sporting an array of disciplines like piano, guitar, and orchestra.

The canton’s 100th anniversary is not officially until next year. The festival is free to the public and begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues Sunday. The Antigua Aduana is on Calle 23 in northeast San José.

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