This is Paradise…

Welcome all to the Saturday Co-op Market held every weekend at the Paradise Community Center. Whether you are a first-time tourist to our lovely city or a long-time resident of Vallarta you will find amazing and unique things available only at our Market. Please don’t let the raindrops deter you from discovering shopping at its very best. Leave the box stores for once and go shopping where you make a difference when you spend your money. The artisans you will meet at Market work tirelessly to create fresh products so you can peruse brand new items every week and you even have the option of ordering a different color or size or whatever! 
These artisans are not showing off their “hobby handiwork” for fun – Markets represent their weekly pay check, and if nobody shops, they don’t eat so: Support Your Local Market! In this case the ONLY Market in town! It’s fun. Go for lunch, take your house guests. Take your dogs for a walk. Go meet your friends or make new ones. Make a choice and make an artist smile! 
Many thanks for the kind words from Ray who sent me an email last week. He wants everyone to be aware that the Co-op Market held every Saturday opens at 9 in the morning and runs until 1 in the afternoon and that we are located in the Romantic Zone on Pulpito right across from Coco’s Kitchen in the Paradise Community Center.
A new vendor starts this Saturday and has Facebook buzzing with his announcement that he will be showing his gorgeous creations made with paper mache, decoupage and decorative painting techniques. Paco Ojeda is not just the hard working managing editor of Lifestyles Magazine and excellent photographer, he also knows a thing or two about opera and helps spread THAT word to all Vallartenses. He is all those things and more and yes, not just a pretty face! Welcome, Paco, fellow Found Artist!
Good luck Torri at all the shows in the States over the next couple of months and thanks for your beautiful story published last week in this column. See you in late fall, Torri!
I will be heading back to Vallarta soon so until then, saludos de Canada!

By Marcia Blondin

Marcia Blondin

One comment

  1. A map showing the location of the Co-op Market would be fantastic. We just bought a place in Nuevo Vallarta but we are just there on weekends, so I have no idea where these places are. I’d love to go!

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