Every week I head to the Monday market in our village of San Antonio Tlayacapan. The market is held from 10 to 12:30 at the Sunrise Restaurant. The restaurant is closed on Monday so its interior and patio are taken over by the market vendors.
I mostly buy vegetables and fermented foods but there are always lots of goodies to tempt me. Today I came home with some baklava along with beet kvass, ginger juice, kale, and some valerian capsules to hopefully help my sleep. Lots of people love the prepared foods available – remember that many people have tiny kitchens and may have been used to buying frozen meals when they lived in their home countries. They love the convenience, I’m sure. Paul sometimes buys pot pies and empanadas but we mostly go for the vegetables.
Below are pictures from the market today. I probably took photos of about two thirds of the sellers. There is also a much bigger market on Tuesdays in West Ajijic. I seldom go to that one as it is far from me but one of these days I’ll go and take some pictures so you can see it for yourself.
These markets are different from the tianguis on Monday in Chapala and Wednesday in Ajijic that are more traditional Mexican markets. Those have mainly fresh produce and meats, small food stalls, traditional clothing and household goods like sewing and kitchen supplies. I have written about the Wednesday tianguis, here.