Our Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural vendors are keeping the spirit of giving alive in the New Year. Many volunteer at nonprofit organizations represented at the market every Saturday. While you’re making your “make it, bake it, grow it” selections (farm-to-table produce, herbs, flowers, clothing, accessories and artisan foods), be sure to stop by their stalls to learn more.
Biblioteca Los Mangos
If you’re a library fan, you have to visit the Biblioteca Los Mangos stall. Volunteers will be on hand to tell you all about the library’s Spanish and English material as well as their youth activity schedule, art exhibitions, classes and concerts. Visit the library on Avenue Francisco Villa 1001 from Monday-Friday (9-9) and on Saturday (10-6). 322-224-9966, Facebook or website
Biking for Vallarta” Program
Our Shining Sprouts vendors, Fabiola Lopez Polo and Roberto Angel Zepeda, make up the dynamic duo behind the ever-popular Vallarta cycling circuits. You can join in on the ecological, heart healthy fun on Wednesdays and Thursdays (from La Marina Whales Sculpture to El Malecon) at 9 pm and on Sundays from 8 am-12 pm. mundoceiba(at)gmail.com
Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards
Our Puerto Vallarta Firefighters and Lifeguards are “setting off sparks” for a good cause with their 2014 HEROES Calendar. All proceeds go toward the department’s training programs and the purchase of state-of-the-art lifesaving equipment. You can pick up your copies at the OTFM-TC ($200 pesos/$20 USD) or by going online ($23.95 USD including S&H).
SPCA de PV
And we couldn’t talk about the spirit of giving without mentioning our OTFM-TC volunteers: Mark, Bill, Drew, Lupe and Robin. We couldn’t have such a successful market without them!
Help us continue the spirit of giving this Saturday at the OTFM-TC. And don’t forget to bring your appetite as we’ll have a smorgasbord of international favorites: traditional Mexican, Thai, and Indian fare, as well as lip-smacking ribs, raspados and aguas frescas.
Impassioned by responsible food production, entrepreneurial development and the “buy local” movement, our OTFM-TC is a North American style market celebrating the tradition of Mexico’s tianguis markets. Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, the OTFM-TC is open every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday in November to the last Saturday in May. Visit us on www.oldtownfm.com or Facebook.