I don't mean to put this area down but the local cusin and diet consists of high fat, hunealthy, refined, rich foods. For example the food pasties, are local favorite among the people. It is like a calzone with a crust of a lot of lard and white flour filled with ground beef and potatoes. Yuck!!!!!! Fresh vegetables and fruit are hard to come by.
As a vegan it is chalenging to find a a meal when hear. One day while visiting the area I notecied this organic shop (which stood out like the wrong number of candels on a b-day cake). They have a great selection of every thing from produce, grains, and seeds, to homopathic remidies, and natural beauty supplies. It is like an oasis in a desert.