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El Fortín de San Sebastián at Vallarta's OTFM-TC

March 10, 2016

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 until April 30th. Learn more at

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Get ready for a cultural extravaganza at the OTFM-TC! Bring your loved ones - and a few eco-friendly bags - to scoop up a wide assortment of "make it, bake it, grow it" goodies. Select from farm-to-table ingredients, ready-to-eat foods, artwork, tropical flowers, apparel/accessories, traditional Mexican handicrafts, artisan chocolates, handmade body products, and the fresh flavors of locally roasted coffee, marmalades, dressings, chutney and salsas from El Fortín de San Sebastián.

Locally Grown Coffee

Seventeen years ago, Gabriel Cardenas landed in the charming community of San Sebastián del Oeste (over an hour east of Puerto Vallarta). He opened a restaurant, and set out to serve the area's freshest coffee. Cardenas bought a roaster as well as green beans that had been harvested around San Sebastián. He then devoted himself to the art of roasting. His beans were a hit, and Cardenas began selling his coffee to hotels and restaurants. Now in his sixth season at the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural, Cardenas continues to impress coffee lovers with what many claim is "the best coffee they've had in Mexico!"

You, too, can enjoy El Fortín de San Sebastián coffee. Choose from ground or whole coffee beans in three tones: medium, medium dark or dark. Then be sure to try his version of Café de Olla, an old-world style of coffee preparation using cinnamon and chocolate. Cardenas also sells coffee by the cup, including:

• Americano
• Capuchino (Cappuccino)
• Moka (mocha)
• Latte
• Espresso

But That's Not All!

Cardenas also sells his savory marmalades, dressings, chutneys and salsas. Each is made from organic or wild-grown fruit trees in the San Sebastián community. The fruit is carefully collected, prepared on site, and then brought to the market for artisan food lovers just like you! His product line makes the perfect addition to breads, bagels, salad fixings, deli meats and traditional Mexican foods - all sold here at the OTFM-TC!

Stop by this Saturday to meet Gabriel Cardenas. You can also connect with him at three El Fortín de San Sebastián locations: Sayulita, Basilio Badillo, and Avenida Mexico Col. 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta. For more information, visit Facebook or TripAdvisor. Cardenas' highly-reviewed restaurant, El Fortín de San Sebastián, is located at Amado Aguirre 14, Col. Centro San Sebastián del Oeste. +52 (322) 297-2856

Love Yoga?

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