The OTFM-TC Season Opener Is Finally Here!

By Erin Staley

“All local, all handmade. My kinda shopping!”
Kami, Manitoba, Canada

“This is my favorite Farmers Market. Do not miss this!”
Julie, Illinois, USA

“We love the hospitality, the variety of food and the amazing souvenirs. I wish we had one in our city!”
Jorge, Mexico City, Mexico

Feeling all tingly inside? It’s time for happiness in the form of the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural. This Saturday, we’re kicking off our 6th season, and now you can be a part of the market fun.

Get to Know
the Market
We’re a lively “make it, bake it, grow it” North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico’s outdoor tianguis markets. As registered non-profit/association civil organization, we focus on the “buy local” movement as well as entrepreneurial and community development.

Today, over 100,000 national and international shoppers come out every season to scoop up a wealth of one-of-a-kind goodies:

• Farm-fresh produce and berries
• Custom made bikinis and resort wear
• Deli meats
• Handcrafted jewelry, sandals and accessories
• Natural body products
• Pickles
• Organic coffee
• Artisan chocolates and ice cream
• Refreshing agua frescas (flavored water)
• Freshly cut tropical flowers
• Greek yoghurt
• Nut butters
• Eye-catching décor
• Clothing for all ages
• Prehispanic instruments, Huichol art and traditionally woven items
• Fresh coconut water
• Artisan breads
• Traditional British fruit and meat pies
• Greeting cards
• Flavorful cheeses
• Baked goods
• Homemade dips, dressings, salsas and moles

Tempt Your Taste Buds
Don’t forget to bring your appetite as we have a great menu of International fare, including Thai, Indian, and traditional Mexican favorites (tacos, empanadas, burritos and green pozole).
We even have vegan entrees, such as hamburgers, al pastor and falafels.
Then satisfy your sweet tooth with cakes, cookies, sticky buns, chocolate-dipped bananas and much, much more!

Simply head on over to our new International Food Court which is located under shaded pergolas on the eastern side of Lazaro Cárdenas Park.
Relax and dine to the rhythms of local musicians, including this week’s performance brought to you by Tatewari, a 4-member Flamenco guitar band.
A Full Season
of Market Fun
Come on out and enjoy the live music, wonderful weather, farm-fresh produce and artisan goods! Our 9:30 am ribbon-cutting festivities will start on Saturday, November 1, in Lazaro Cárdenas Park. This beautiful town square is located in Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 10 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath Lazaro Cárdenas Park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off, just steps from the market.

We’ll see you this Saturday (9:30-2) and every Saturday from November 1 to April 25. If you have any questions, our Information Booth will be open during market hours. And if you’d like to become an OTFM-TC vendor, volunteer or chef demonstrator, we’ll have applications on hand. For market updates in English – and now in Spanish – please visit www.oldtownfm.com and “like” us on Facebook.