Freshly Baked Goodness: Chilean Whole Wheat Bread

If you’re just visiting sunny Puerto Vallarta, be sure to stop by the city’s favorite weekend attraction: the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural.
Every Saturday from November through April, this “make it, bake it, grow it” market bustles with eager shoppers filling up their bags with farm-fresh produce, organic coffee, traditional Mexican instruments, artisan chocolates, handmade body products, whimsical decor and fashion-forward apparel and accessories.
And now you can too!
While you’re there, be sure pick up a loaf or two of Hans Casanova’s healthy and hearty Chilean whole wheat bread. Casanova uses a heritage recipe passed down by his mother. She lived in the cold Chilean Patagonia and started baking her robust bread to feed her family. Casanova’s mother went through many trial-and-error batches before perfecting the texture, flavor and consistency. She eventually began baking her bread to sell in the neighborhood.
Casanova mastered the recipe by helping his mother and when he came to Puerto Vallarta with his son and daughter, he realized he missed the bread. He began baking it for friends and family, until a serendipitous visit to the OTFM-TC led him to an entrepreneurial idea. Casanova jumped on the opportunity to share his bread with thousands of shoppers and has now been at the market for the last four seasons.
Made with fresh linseed, sesame and whole-wheat flour, Casanova’s Chilean whole wheat bread is a power-packed food source. Its long-time fermentation period allows the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and complex carbohydrates to develop, leaving you with good taste and better health. The loaves are then baked just before they arrive at the OTFM-TC. You’ll love the nutty flavor and hearty texture of Casanova’s Chilean whole wheat bread. It’s healthy, delicious and an extra special treat when toasted and topped with your favorite jam and nut butters. And don’t forget that these baked loaves will make the perfect sidekick to our other ready-to-eat foods. Pair them with handmade Mexican cheeses, salsas, dressings, dips and much more.
You’re Invited!
Join us this Saturday for a fun-filled day of shopping, live music, delicious foods and endless culture.
We’re a fun-filled North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico’s outdoor tianguis markets. Every season, over 100,000 national and international shoppers stop by to pick up fine “make it, bake it, grow it” products. All of our vendors are registered, tax-paying business owners who live full-time within 75 kilometers of Puerto Vallarta. The market itself is a registered non-profit/association civil organization, focusing on the “buy local” movement as well as entrepreneurial and community development.
Join us this Saturday (9:30-2 in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, Old Town) for live music, tasty edibles and artisan products. We’re open every Saturday from November 1 to April 25. For market updates, please visit www.oldtownfm.com and “like” us on Facebook.

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