Puerto Vallarta now has 2 farmers markets, or, should I say, the old market has split into two. They both are on Saturday, and run from 10 am to 2 pm. The “old” farmers market has moved to Pino Suerez between Carranza and Basilio Badillo and the “new” farmers market is in the location of the “old” market, at the Paradise Community Center on Pulpito, across from Coco’s Restaurant.
A little confusing, no?
Apparently there is a bit of dissent amongst the market vendors. This can happen when you assemble a large group of very individualistic entrepreneurs. One major difference between the two markets is that the “new” market is a cooperative of the vendors and the “old” market is a private business.
The list of vendors at the “new” market is impressive. Many of them are the cream of the crop of the “old” market last year.
Here is a sampling of the new Market Co-op at the Paradise Community Center:
Saturday Market Co-op Press Release
The new Saturday Market Co-op is at the Paradise Community Center, 127 Pulpito (across from Coco’s Restaurant) in Colonia Emiliano Zapata, on Saturday, November 5th.
Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm browse your favorite market vendors for freshly baked breads, quality organic vegetables, authentic English pies, prepared-fresh Thai dishes, gourmet chili, gorgeous flowers and so much more. Many favorite and familiar market vendors will be offering their services and products: The Artesian Bakery, Mavi Graf’s Arts Culinario, Flowers-To-Go, Mark’s Leek & Thistle Pie Company, Narisa’s Thai Kitchen, Krystal Frost’s Organic-Select, Liana’s Paradise Bakery Cinnamon Rolls and Sid’s World Famous Chili will all be there. Expect to see lots of fresh new faces.
Sit and relax in the shade while you enjoy a light breakfast of freshly baked pastries, a breakfast burrito or a fresh baked breakfast pizza, with coffee or tea. Or have a delicious lunch of authentic Thai specialties from Narisa’s kitchen, hotdogs and sausages or fresh made personal pizza plus other exciting new offerings. Take home the best bread, pastries, pies and chili in town, or some of Don’s homemade soups, hot and ready for lunch or frozen for your take-home convenience. So many great choices…come hungry and enjoy!
There are now two markets in Puerto Vallarta and, of course, the first question on everyone’s mind is, “Why?” That’s easy. Some vendors need more stable and complete facilities to offer their prepared foods and some vendors and customers prefer a location with shade, protected from the elements. Plus, the new Saturday Market Co-op will offer a customer friendly, less congested shopping experience.
With the addition of the Saturday Market Co-op to Puerto Vallarta, the public will now be able to purchase many of the quality products that they are used to in a traditional farmer’s market environment. Two markets mean more choices and more choices mean a higher quality shopping experience.
Since these two markets are within easy walking distance of each other, people are encouraged to shop at both markets for a truly bountiful and pleasurable Saturday morning experience.
The website for the new Saturday Market Co-op is http://www.saturdaymarketpv.com. For vendor inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website for the Old Town Farmers Market is http://www.oldtownfm.com/. For vendor inquiries, please email email@example.com.