Home for the Holidays at the OTFM-TC

Whether you’re staying in Vallarta or are traveling home for the holidays, you’ll want to make sure to stop by the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural to pick up some “make it, bake it, grow it” goodies for your home. Surprise your loved ones with warm and welcoming producer-only treasures.

Artesania de Oaxaca – Master weaver, Emiliano Hernández Cruz, selects and cuts natural palms and weaves them together using traditional methods passed down through the generations. He creates whimsical baskets, bags and flowers. Cruz also makes a line of bags and baskets woven from durable plastic strips.

 Color Pod – Kathryn Graves takes coconut pods and transforms them into colorful and captivating works of arts. You can find her “explosion of color” at the Color Pod studio on V. Carranza 363 in Old Town. http://colorpodpv.com/

Eder Flores Arte Floral – Owners Eder Flores and David Israel create breathtaking floral arrangements made from flowers and foliage including beautiful arrangements for Christmas. (322) 223-8288 or www.ederflores.com

Patricia Gawle – Local artist Patricia Gawle’s collects clay found in the mountains near El Tuito (just an hour south of Puerto Vallarta) and uses it to create whimsical ceramic pieces and sculptures. (322) 146-4222 or Facebook

Carlos Rosas – Rosas is an architect who transfers his knack for structure and design to his hand painted boxes. You will find his pieces extra handy as they hold so many treasures for loved ones of all ages.

Tellografias – Pedro Tello creates exclusive Vallarta art with veiled photographic paper. You can find his one-of-a-kind pieces at Local 3A Isla del Rio Cuale in Vallarta’s OldTown.

And what would the holidays be without tasty cakes and pastries along with a pot of percolating organic coffee? Welcome your loved ones with goodies guaranteed to make your celebration unforgettable.

Finally, we’d like to thank you for a wonderful 2013. From all the producer-only vendors, we wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday.

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. Stop by for home décor, fashions, accessories, farm-fresh produce, international cuisine and read-to-eat foods. Located in LazaroCárdenasPark, the OTFM-TC is open every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday in November to the last Saturday in May. Visit us on www.oldtownfm.com or Facebook.

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One comment

  1. I read where the Mexican government has passed a law that all merchants who sell merchandize of any amount must make an invoice of the sale and forward it to the government. This will mean that each foreign travelers will be required to validate all declarations of purchases made in Mexico for tax purposes before entering their home destination. This is suppose to help stop the drug trade, as is the money laundering by limiting the daily and weekly amount that can be exchanged at the banks.

    Myself, most of my purchases are made at the numerous flea markets where prices are not posted but are set by an offer, counter offer, and an acceptance. Haggling – that is!

    Unfortunately, the true value of most things are not known at the time of purchase, so haggling is one way of determining an items real value – what a person would pay. I wonder how the required invoice will effect the amount that a purchaser will pay, and how much the seller will sell and item?

    Back home in San Francisco, I have purchased a great deal of ancient Asian carved amber, as snuff bottles, teapots, beaded necklaces , statues and figurines that came from China, and Manchuria . I have paid very little for them.

    I had them appraised at the SF Gold Buyer by John Whitworth of Affiliated Auctions for a lot of money. Two small carved amber snuff bottles were valued at $1,400 and $1,700 US each. I paid less than $15 each.

    At one of the flea market dealers in PV, he had a small carved turtle for $1,500 US.

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