“It’s a Wrap” for this Season 5 at the Old Town Farmers Market

“It’s a Wrap” for this Season 5 at the Old Town Farmers Market

Erin Staley
May 16 2014

The market is closing on May 17th! So grab your eco-friendly bags and scoop up all your favorite “make it, bake it, grow it” products. From custom-made clothing to freshly baked breads and cookies, we’re doing it up right as we wrap up our 5th and most successful season.

Here are just some of this season’s highlights:

The Big Move – We kicked off season #5 with a move to Vallarta's most notable town square, Lazaro Cárdenas Park. Not only did our shoppers enjoy the wide open spaces and proximity to the ocean, but our producer-only vendors were delighted by great increases in their sales. Congrats to all of the 80+ vendors!

 The Young Entrepreneurs Program – This new program celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of youths between 10 and 16 years of age. Our first program member – and the one to cut our opening day ribbon – is 12-year-old Mireya Amaral Uribe. She designs and sews her own clothing line – Poder de Niña/Girl Power – for girls and their 18-inch dolls. Joining Mireya as team support was her older brother Abraham. But it didn’t take long before he caught the spirit too. Seeing a niche in the market, Abraham began making and selling doll furniture. His company is Casa de Muñeca/The Doll House . (Both businesses are open year-round for custom orders.)

A Rockin’ Season – This season shoppers were “eatin’ to the beat” with lip-smackin’ international favorites and toe-tappin’ tunes from national and international musicians. And this Saturday, we’re doing it all over again.

Endless “Thanks” – So many people contributed to the success of this year’s OTFM-TC, and we want to say “gracias” to our vendors, volunteers and entertainers for their endless support. We’d also like to extend special thanks to the City of Puerto Vallarta’s Licensing, Reglamento, Tourism and Transito Departments and the Asociacion de Vecinos de la Colonia Emiliano Zapata. We couldn’t have done it without you!

And don’t forget that Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day that we express our gratitude with “make it, bake it, grow it” goodness. Highlight your celebration with just-picked produce, elegant pastries, chic hobo bags, greeting cards, whiskey, well-being services and so much more.

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 May 17, 2014. Visit us on www.oldtownfm.com or Facebook .