New customs and traditions come to the Ciudad Blanca and, bit by bit, Mérida and its’ people adopt them. Such is the case for the vast variety of markets that take place in Yucatán. Their purposes vary, but they all promote fair commerce, artisans, and even plastic free products. You can find a different one each day of the week

 

Natural Thangs Farmers Market

To start off our week, Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm you can take part in the “Natural Thangs Farmers Market” located on the highway between Chelem and Chuburná (in between the Aruba and Macabi exits). You’ll find free-range eggs, smoked meats, sausages, and cheese, plus vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. This market is active from October until May.

FB: Natural Thangs Farmers Market

 

Progreso Farmers and Artisans Market

A bit later in the week, you can find the “Progreso Farmers and Artisans Market.” It takes place at Flamingo’s Restaurant on  the Malecón on Tuesdays. Here you’ll have the opportunity to acquire a variety of products: vintage clothing, leather bracelets, CBD oils, breads, and cookies. Enjoy it every Tuesday in Progreso.

Calle 72, Progreso
FB: Progreso Farmers and Artisans Market

 

Miguel’s Market

Right in the middle of the week your destination will be “Miguel’s Market,” also in Progreso. From 9 am to 1 pm every Wednesday, you can shop at Crocodile’s restaurant. Besides natural and local products such as vegetables, honey, yogurt, and bread, you’ll also find handmade leather bracelets, jewelry, books, and photography. You can even have sushi or coffee for $20 pesos! Open September through May.

Calle 27 #302-A x 26, Progreso
FB: Crocodiles Restaurant Progreso
FB: Miguel’s Market

 

Muelle Market

Getting close to the weekend, every first and third Thursday starting December up until March, the “Muelle Market” will have over 30 vendors that will make you fall in love with their work. Shop for homemade food, art, and natural products at the D’Mar event hall in Chicxulub Puerto and feel the spirit and energy running along the “Muelle Market.”

Calle 28 x 21 y 23, Chicxulub Puerto
FB: Muelle Market-Bazar de Muelle

 

Pickle Chicks Pop Up Market

It’s time to enjoy the weekend in the city! Fridays at Bistro Cultural there’s a great market. After a delicious breakfast at this well-known restaurant, you’ll see a stocked shopping area from 11 am to 3 pm. 100% cotton clothing, toasted organic coffee, filigree jewelry, vegan snacks, and even art for kids are some of the items available. Book your Fridays all month to get to know the “Pickle Chicks Pop Up Market.”

Calle 66 #377-C x 41 y 43 Centro, Mérida
FB: Bistro Cultural
FB: Pickle Chicks Pop Up Market

 

Slow Food Yucatán

Saturday morning you have a date in García Ginerés where the “Slow Food” market takes place from 9 am to 1 pm every week. They sell a wide assortment of products from a conscious and responsible production line. Some of the offerings include cheese, artisan breads, sauces, and dressings, sweet snacks, hummus, books, and even pets up for adoption. Revitalize your Saturday morning with a visit to the “Slow Food” market.

Centro Comercial Colón en Avenida Reforma x Avenida Colón
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Cero Basura Yucatán

One Sunday each month is the “Mercado Cero Basura.” This market exclusively features products aiming to use the least amount of plastic possible and help you live a greener life. Metallic straws, bamboo brushes, seeds in bulk, and reusable diapers are some of the items available. Every month there is a new location which they post on their social media. Help our planet and make this movement grow!

FB: Cero Basura Yucatán

 

 

 

Editorial by Claudia Améndola
Photography by Claudia Améndola and various sources for their use in Yucatán Today

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