What you'll do
We will meet at the farmers market to select the fresh produce we need to cook with. I will introduce you to some of the vendors and will share historic facts about the farmers market, our gastronomy and the local agriculture. We will drive a short distance to my house where we will enjoy my signature rum fun punch welcome drink and start cooking the way my grandmother used to cook, with fresh local ingredients and a pinch of Love! We will sit to eat conversing about food of course. After lunch, I will offer puertorican coffee, and locally made desert or more rum fun punch at the porch. The Farm to Table Menu is based on availability of seasonal ingredients. Please make sure to communicate any dietary restrictions or specific requets ahead of time. Note: Please feel free to contact me to accommodate a date not scheduled or privare groups. This experience is usually offered for lunch but private groups could be arranged for late lunch or early dinner. However, depending on the time, we might have to skip the farmers market and jump right into dinner. Also, inquire about my other experiences and services: Cooking from Harvest at a farm or a Personal Farm to Table Chef event at cookingwithnivia.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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I’m a foodie and nature lover proud to have been born and raised in this small island surrounded by a big ocean. As a trained Culinarian and a nutrition educator I love to share my passion for our cuisine, our culture and the resiliency of our people. I graduated from Johnson and Wales University and worked at Share our Strength/Cooking Matters/No Kid Hungry teaching families how to shop and cook healthy and delicious on limited resources. Hurricane Maria was a wake up call for me and other puertorricans who realized that we import 85% of what we consume. It then became clear that in order to achieve food security, we must have a sustainable agriculture. As a Chef and Agroecology promoter, I introduce guests to our unique and delicious cuisine utilizing products cultivated by farmers who work hard to reestablish our local agriculture.
Menu based on availability of fresh ingredients may include specialties like mofongo, arroz con pollo, habichuelas, asopao,…
Welcome rum fun punch included. BYOB if you like or may add cash to the jar
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Where you'll be
We will meet at a different farmers market depending on the day of the week: Week Days - Plaza del Mercado de Santurce Saturday - El Mercado Orgánico del Viejo San Juan Sunday - El Mercado Orgánico de la Placita Rooseveltt Please inquire about a date not already scheduled, private groups or my other experience, Cooking from Harvest at a Farm, or a personal farm to table chef event at your place with cookingwithnivia.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests will arrange their own transportation to the farmers market. I can provide a ride for 4 from the market to my house. You should eat breakfast before or buy a snack at the market to hold you until lunch. I add a pinch of Love to everything I do. Your gratuity will be greatly appreciated.
Farmers Market & Cooking with Nivia