By: Patti Lilly of Zihuatanejo.
It was a typical, hot and sunny summer day in Zihuatanejo when two friends were strolling along the pier. Hungry, they searched for a place to cool off and to enjoy some organic fast food. Fresh coconuts were available, but they wanted something more, like a veggie wrap or a raw burrito with creamy hummus, or even a tostada piled high with sprouts – but where? This quest for a simple organic lunch was frustrating. They looked for an answer.
This friendly stroll led to the creation of “Eco-Tianguis Sanka” – a farmer’s market, held each Saturday morning from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. along the main beach in Zihuatanejo. It is a place where local farmers can sell their products directly to the public, cutting out the middleman, to offer fair prices on organic and pesticide free products.
Local farmers offer organic and pesticide free products at “Eco-Tianguis Sanka” every Saturday morning along the main beachfront in Zihuatanejo from 9:00 am. – 1:00 p.m.
Quickly, the local Vegan Cooperative joined the group to produce and sell eco-friendly, sustainable foods that are affordable and delicious too!
Eco-Tianguis Sanka and the Vegan Coop offer organic treats and catering.
Local artisans were invited to join and musicians volunteered to play for the crowds that grew with each Saturday! Free workshops were created to learn how to lessen your footprint in this fragile world, like how to start your very own organic garden!
Musicians like guitar virtuosos, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quinterro entertain the crowd each Saturday.
Eco-Tianguis Sanka now is the spot to buy your arugula lettuce and other goodies too – all while socializing with the eclectic vendors, local residents and visitors. You may even shake a leg or two to the live music on our sandy beaches.
So, please remember to bring your own market bag (or buy the stylish Sanka bag), and we look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the main beach in Zihuatanejo from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for Eco-Tianguis Sanka!
For more information about the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area, see: