Old Town Farmers Market Celebres it’s Seventh Season!

Old Town Farmers Market

Waking up on a Saturday morning and visiting a place where you will find organic food, coffee, art, good music and more, is possible thanks to the cultural flea market named Old Town Farmers Market located in the Lazaro Cardenas Park at the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. A weekly movement with more than 90 people involved among vendors, volunteers and artists to enjoy every Saturday.

This season, the Old Town Farmers Market celebrates its seventh year. Last June, this flea market was registered as a civil association thanks to the efforts of it’s board, committee and of course, the support of the city and the Emiliano Zapata´s business association who also contribute to this activity.

In addition, during the summer season when the market is not placed, several of its products and services were available online via deliveries all through its website. http://oldtownfm.com/pages/en/vendors.html

A must visit!

Levantarse un Sábado por la mañana y visitar un lugar donde haya comida orgánica, café, arte, buena música y más es posible gracias al tianguis cultural denominado Old Town Farmers Market que se coloca en el parque Lázaro Cárdenas de la colonia Emiliano Zapata. Un movimiento semanal que cuenta con más de 90 personas involucradas entre vendedores, voluntarios y artistas para disfrutar cada Sábado.

Esta temporada, el Old Town Farmers Market celebra su séptimo año. El pasado mes de junio, este tianguis quedó registrado como una asociación civil gracias a los esfuerzos de su mesa directiva, comité y por supuesto, al apoyo de la ciudad y la asociación de negocios de la colonia Emiliano Zapata quienes también contribuyen para que esta actividad se lleve a cabo.

Además, durante el verano, temporada en la que el tianguis no se coloca, varios de sus productos y servicios estuvieron disponibles en línea haciendo entregas a domicilio, todo ello gracias a su página web. http://oldtownfm.com/pages/es/vendedores.html

¡Debes visitarlo!

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Christmas Shopping on the Beach

by Judith St. Gaudens

Christmas Shopping on the BeachDo you think it’s too early to start Christmas shopping? I don’t. I enjoy shopping with the beach vendors. I park myself at a restaurant/bar and let the merchandise come to me. Perhaps I’ll eat a taco or two; I’ll consume a few beers or maybe a Margarita. If you sit there, they will come.

Summer is a good time of year to get a few bargains. Business is slow. I don’t like to dicker too much because I understand the tough times, but a little dickering is expected. Earrings, necklaces, rosaries, t-shirts, sport shirts, loose fitting pants, dresses, sarong-type scarves, hand-crafted items and silver jewelry are among the diverse and varied offerings. Oh, and let’s not forget the fun little toys in the shape of fish, crabs, birds and other animals. They are magnetic, colorful and the moving parts boggle around. And so inexpensive. I don’t recommend purchasing Cuban cigars from the beach vendors. Better prices can be obtained at the cigar factories and outlets.

Children playing on the beachBetween purchases, it’s fun to watch the children playing in and near the water. Boogie boards abound. Oh. Have I mentioned the banana boats? I swear I don’t know how folks stay on them, the way they bounce over the tow-boat’s wake. I think I’d spend most of my time in the water, thereby spoiling it for the other banana-boaters. So, I’ll just stay on the beach and shop while the youngsters have their fun.

After a hard day of shopping, a relaxing massage can be had very reasonably right where you sit. The masseuses stroll the beach looking for customers. I’ve been the recipient of foot and leg massages to die for. And, I deserve it. I’ve spent the day shopping!

By the way, about the only service missing on the beach is gift wrapping. Well, maybe one day.