when you are on island, you don't necessarily get your produce and fish from supermarkets. there are vegetable stands on the roadside in dededo, a trailer in tamuning that sells fresh tuna and marlin, pickup trucks with coolers filled with freshly caught reef fish, or just picked farm produce all over the island. some trucks are even filled with bottles of the local moonshine, tuba, which is made from fermented coconut water.
one place you are sure to find a produce truck or two is across the street from the GMF (guam main facility) post office in barrigada, just to the left of the entrance of the national guard headquarters. one of the most popular crops has to be sweet corn, which is only grown by ernie wusstig on island. his truck is instantly recognizable by the white and green plastic canopy, and of course, the truckbed filled with hundreds of ears of freshly picked corn.
mr. wusstig has a 20-acre farm in the northern part of the island, the majority of which is devoted to the corn crops, which are harvested three times a year. he was out harvesting this lot yesterday, so this is as fresh a product as you'll get on island. if you are out driving by GMF, do stop and pick up an ear or two; a bag of thirteen will only set you back a tenner, and he's likely to throw in more. you'll be supporting our local farmers, and eating healthy, tasty local produce to boot.
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