Over the past few years, there has been a strong push along the Riviera Maya to support local growers and food producers, especially those using organic or natural practices to cultivate their produce. If you live in or near Playa del Carmen there are several well attended weekly local vendor markets featuring organic produce, all natural baked goods, locally made jewelry and handcrafts, raw honey, potted herbs, organic coffee, farm raised eggs, home cured charcuterie and much much more. As you move further and further down the coast, options for well organized eco-markets with consistent product become a little harder to find.
Starting this weekend, the options for finding organic fruits and veggies and naturally made food items in Tulum will improve! A new Tulum organic market will be inaugurated on Sunday June 8 inside the beautiful Aldea Zama residential development, off of the beach access road. The “tianguis” will be open from 10am – 5pm.
The market is being supported and promoted by the developers of Aldea Zama as well as the local municipal government so we have high hopes that this will be well-organized and well-attended. If this takes off, it’s going to be a great resource for residents in Akumal and all points south. It will certainly be an excellent opportunity for visitors to the region to meet local vendors, growers and artisans in person and support our local communities.