It’s Farmer’s Market season in the Riviera Nayarit!
The 2018-2019 Farmer’s Market season is almost here! Starting the first week of November both locals and visitors of the Punta Mita area have the chance to browse a wonderful variety of organic fruits and vegetables from family orchards, organic coffee, homemade food and handicrafts, not to mention an opportunity to meet with local artists and artisans as well. Some markets even have live music and cooking demos.
These markets are set up all along the coastal villages from the Banderas Bay and beyond from November through April, right on time to welcome our winter visitors.
The north shore area offers a couple of great options for shopping local, the closest one, and we could say our favorite is the Mercado La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, or La Cruz Market. Opening on Sunday, November 4th, in this market is a great place for a visit during the morning. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can stroll through the many booths selling all kinds of handmade products, as well as organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, cold cuts, traditional clothing, and much more.
There are a couple of other markets in the area that you might want to explore, as the Monday Market, Forever Spring on Wednesdays and the Bucerías Art Walk on Thursday afternoons, all these three are in Bucerías, on Lázaro Cárdenas street. The first two offer Mexican specialties prepared by locals: gourmet food, handicrafts, leather, home goods, carpets, etc. In the third, several art galleries open their doors from 7:00 p.m. t0 9:00 p.m. About 17 galleries participate each week; some artists even prop up their work on the sidewalk.
Opening day: October 31, November 7 and 8.
Day: Monday Market and Forever Spring (Wednesday) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bucerías Art Walk Thursday afternoon from 7:00 p.m. t0 9:00 p.m.
Season: Winter – from November through April
Location: Lázaro Cárdenos street, Bucerías
Sayulita Town Market is another option, this market was founded with the noble purpose of promoting sustainable farming and nutrition within the local community, giving small family farmers and homemade foods. It only opens during the Winter Season and offers a variety of organic products, yoghurt, cheese, bread, coffee, baked goods, pesto sauce, soup, natural pet food, soap, lotion, and more.
And of course, the San Pancho Artisanal Market. This market opens every Tuesday during the winter season offering a selection of fruit and vegetables, artisanal foodstuff, art-objects, and other products created by the residents themselves. The market is held in the charming Plaza del Sol, which was built during the 60s as part of the “Third World Towns” project started by Mexico’s ex-president, Luis Echeverría Álvarez.
And last, but not list, the Riviera Farmer’s Market at the Nuevo Vallarta Business Center. This colorful market that appears every winter season in the Nuevo Vallarta. Every Tuesday visitors can peruse a delightful selection of artisanal baked goods, fresh coconuts, fresh handmade tlacoyos made from blue corn, exotic cultivated flowers, vegetables, and fresh dry gourmet pasta. There’s also live music and a fun family ambiance—all with the spectacular Marina Nuevo Vallarta in the background.