Trujillo: Capital of Marinera
Don’t worry, you haven’t been misspelling your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce, marinara, all these years.
Marinera is an elegant dance that is taken quite seriously in Peru, where it is often considered the national dance. In fact, the city of Trujillo, where our berry crops are harvested, is often referred to as the ‘Capital of Marinera.’ It’s here, between the Pacific Ocean and ancient archaeological sites, where the national Marinera Festival takes place every January, full of lively parades and intense competitions dedicated to the traditional dance. And we have a feeling that if our blueberries could dance, they’d be moving to the rhythm of a marinera tune!