The Farmer’s Market returns to the Riviera Nayarit

by Norma Hernández

The 2020-2021 Season is already on the horizon; Most of the markets will open in the first week of November with all the sanitary measures to prevent possible infections of Covid-19.

From November to April, shopping will be an experience in the Traditional Markets of the coastal towns of Riviera Nayarit, which offer the best organic and artisan products every season.

Even with the restrictions imposed by the new normal, the so-called “Farmer’s Market” are ready to receive the first wave of winter tourists from the United States and Canada.

These “Farmer’s Market mix the style of Mexican tianguis with North American markets, and are a good option to buy organic food, meet producers and artisans of the region and spend an excellent morning and afternoon on Saturday or Sunday in the company of family and friends. friends.

However, it is important to clarify that, to reopen these spaces, all health protocols and protection measures have been followed so that visitors can shop safely. On the other hand, not all will open their doors, some have decided to wait until the 2020-2021 season once conditions have improved.

Here are just the ones that have already confirmed reopening dates:

La Cruz Market

The pioneering artisan market in the region announces its 11th. Season starting November 1, now with a new location next to the amphitheater, within the Marina Riviera Nayarit. Also known as “Tianguis Huanacaxtle”, it is perfect to have a good time from 9 am to 2 pm. Attendees will be able to visit the wide variety of stalls that sell handmade products of many different types, organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, sausages, typical clothing and much more.

The La Cruz Market began in 2010 as an idea among neighbors. The aim was to create an event that would appeal to the thousands of foreigners who visit Bahia de Banderas each year while at the same time allowing them to interact with local artisans in and around La Cruz. The La Cruz market has grown every year since its inception, now hosting around 200 vendors each Sunday.

La Cruz Market brings 200 vendors from around the community to sell their authentic products and delicious foods. The market also provides every sunday various workshops for children, and scenarios of live music at the ocean front anfitheater.

Its a fantastic walk to spend the sunday with the whole family, we have numerous handmade, local, and sustainably produced products, from bread and organic vegetables, dressings and marmalades, to Mexican clothes, sarongs, bikinis, and carpets, to ceramics, jewelry , paintings, and batiks, to choripanes, mixiotes, quesadillas, falafel, paellas, and fresh beverages.

Opening date: November 1st. Day: Sunday | Hours: 9 a.m. at 2 p.m. | Season: Winter – From November to April | Location: Marina Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.

To learn more about this market, click: http://www.lacruzmarket.com

Sayulita Town Market

The Mercado del Pueblo in Sayulita will open its doors from November 6, 2020 and will remain every Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm, until May 2021. With a wide variety of organic products, live music and Too much fun.

Currently, the Mercado del Pueblo is located on calle Revolucion just north of the main bridge, across from Galeria Tanana and hosts nearly 80 vendors.  In addition to providing natural, organic, and unique products, the Mercado has become a critical, weekly event that brings together friends, food, live music, and education to its residents and visitors

The philosophy of the Mercado del Pueblo is to bring local, sustainable, and natural food and consumable products to the people of Sayulita and its surrounding communities in an inviting, community location. All products at the market are grown, raised, harvested, preserved or transformed in some way by the vendors. The Mercado is organized and managed by a small group of local women who are dedicated to this vision.  We are proud to be the only local market that donates all of our proceeds the needs of our communities. We work closely with local officials and organizations to prioritize these needs together. The Mercado Committee actively seeks the input and collaborations of all community members in the hopes of creating a shared vision for the Mercado. Currently, the Mercado del Pueblo is located on Revolución Street, just north of the main bridge, across from the Tanana Gallery and is home to nearly 80 vendors. Opening date: November 6. Day: Friday | Hours: 10 a.m. at 2 p.m. | Season: Winter – From November to May. | Location: Av. Revolución, Sayulita, Nayarit.

More information: www.mercadodelpueblo.org

Riviera Farmer’s Market – Nuevo Vallarta Business Center

As of November 12, this colorful market will open its doors, which is located every Winter Season in the parking lot of the Nuevo Vallarta Business Center. Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will be able to find a delicious selection of artisan breads, fresh coconuts, hand-made blue corn tlacoyos, exotic grown flowers, dried gourmet vegetables and pasta and fresh. There is also live music and a great family atmosphere, all with the spectacular backdrop of the Nuevo Vallarta Marina.

Opening date: November 12. Day: Tuesday Hours: 9 am 2 pm Season: Winter – From November to April. Location: Paseo de los Cocoteros # 55, Business Center, Nuevo Vallarta.

Tianguis Lo de Marcos

The organizers of the Tianguis Lo de Marcos have decided to suspend all activities this season, due to the health risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Sars-Covid-19 Virus has been devastating for tourism and artists throughout Mexico. Our hearts are saddened by the idea that our beloved artisans, many of whom have been with us since the first year we opened the Tianguis (7 years ago), will not have a place this year. “We hope to see each other again for the 2021 – 2022 Season.”

Remember, The Mexican Pacific Treasure will be here when you can travel again.

We are ready!