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The Old Town Farmer’s Market

By Haydé Escalante
Are you visiting Vallarta and want to do something different? A great option to get to know the local products is to visit the Old Town Farmer’s Market. It is a cultural market-tianguis which motto is “Make it, bake it and grow it”; it only offers products from vendors within 50 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta.
The weekend attraction offers locally grown farm products, fresh artisan food, handmade crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, and community activities. Visiting the market could be a great way to start your adventurous day at Puerto Vallarta; grab your brunch at the market and try the freshly baked ciabatta with a delicious coffee in hand.
Also, shopping at the Old Town Farmer’s Market is a great opportunity for buying original mementoes of the city. The uniqueness of every piece you may find at the market will pleased any personal taste and definitely will be a great and original souvenir for your special friends or family members. The options you can encounter at the tianguis are endless- from leather bracelets to silver jewelry; Huichol art and Mexican paintings that can be added to your personal art collection; original designs of bags and swimsuits; and even maché paper handcrafts.
This particular market is not all about buying but it is also a celebration. Music is an important element of the market and it features established and emerging artists; whatever the weekend is, music will definitely enhance your visit to the tianguis.
And if you are worried about the small ones, you don’t have to. Free arts and crafting activities are offered to children, projects are eco-friendly oriented. At the same time they entertain the kids they learn a valuable lesson: To take care of the planet.
So now you know, visit the Old Town Farmers Market every Saturday until July from 9:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Puerto Vallarta’s downtown and tell us which stand was your favorite.
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