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Top Off Your Holidays with Jan's Specialty Condiments

December 24, 2015

Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park on Puerto Vallarta's South side, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural is open every Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm from the first Saturday in November until April 30th.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - December 25th will come and go, but the holiday fun continues at Vallarta's Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural! End the year by visiting the 90+ "make it, bake it, grow it" product lines and services found at the market. Choose from farm-fresh produce, tropical flowers, fine art, hand-rolled cigars, woven crafts, on-site massages and much, much more!

And what would 2016 be without "good eats"? We have an array of International fare, artisan foods, organic coffee and refreshing aguas frescas (fruit-flavored waters). While you are merrily shopping, be sure try the all-natural goodness of Jan's Specialty Condiments by Jan Saridakis.

Meet Jan Saridakis

Saridakis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned a BA from the College of Fine Arts in Oakland, California. An artist as well as a fan of fine quality foods, Saridakis began crafting her own, all-natural jalapeno jelly. In the early 1990s, she and her daughter moved from the American Southwest and to Washington state. While there, she created a second job for herself: selling jalapeno jelly at Seattle's famous Pike Place Market. It was a huge hit! Costco even came calling, proposing a deal to sell her artisan products. Saridakis declined, however, preferring a more buy-local venue.

In 2008, Saridakis moved to Puerto Vallarta. Again, she brought Jan's Specialty Condiments to the local farmers market scene, including Marina Farmers Market, Riviera Farmers Market and Tianguis Lo De Marcos. Today, her 40 product-line is featured at Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction, the OTFM-TC.

Jan's Specialty Condiments

Jan's Specialty Condiments consist of chutneys, jams, spreads and sauces. Below are just a few must-haves:

• Jalapeno Jelly
• Apricot Jam
• Lemon Curd
• Mango Chutney
• Pear Chutney with Molasses
• Pineapple Chutney with Saffron
• Honey Mustard
• Rum Raisin Sauce
• Guava Jam
• Orange Marmalade

Amp Up Your Next Meal

Jan's Specialty Condiments are versatile. Not only do they perfectly top bread, cheese and crackers (also sold at the OTFM-TC), but these condiments amp up everyday meat, pasta and beverage options. Examples include peach habanero, which is an excellent baste for chicken and fresh rosemary, and Ginger Jam, which makes a tasty ginger tea or pork roast addition.

Need recommendations? Saridakis partners her products with your favorite ingredients. Be sure to visit Jan's Specialty Condiments at the OTFM-TC. To learn more, contact specialtycondiments(at) or visit Facebook. For delivery, call (322) 222-0462 or 322-135-2398 (mobile).

Love Yoga?

While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Colective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday through April 30. Participation is by donation.

Meet the Market

The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.

You're Invited!

The OTFM-TC will be open 9:30-2 every Saturday, from November 7, 2015, to April 30, 2016. You'll find us in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, located in Vallarta's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 12 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.

For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit, and "like" us on Facebook.

Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.