Sing to me-I don't want to wake up-On my own anymore-Don't feel bad for me-I want you to know-Deep in the cell of my heart-I really want to go
Frutera en Richmond. September 18, 2013. Richmond, CA.
La Señora Que Vende Fruta. La Frutera. La Señora con el Carrito. La Señora.
They are many different names people call out to Juana Raquel as she pushes her green wooden home built cart throughout the Central Richmond neighborhoods. Children pull back peach colored curtains and wave from second story apartments for Juana to stop at their apartments. Regular customers greet Juana in a friendly manner and ask about her day; and construction workers, off break, choose the nice cold raspado, flavored fruit syrup poured over shaved ice- to cool down. Juana Raquel is a frutera, a food and fruit vendor. Her cart, sturdy, compact and maneuverable on two rubber wheels holds what she needs for a day’s worth of sales: Underneath piles of ice lies bags of cucumber, mango, watermelon and jicama. On the counter of the cart, Juana has two coolers, one for the block of ice she scrapes and the other for boiled corn. Chile powder; chamoy, and vanilla, strawberry and bubblegum syrup are at Juana’s disposal. Inside the hollowed cart are bags filled generously with fried puffy chips.
-Edgardo Antonio, september 18, 2013
richmond, repersent. although.. i aint never seen her