It wasn’t long ago that I joined my fellow neighbours of Colonia Roma for the Sunday morning activity of going to the farmers market.
Truth is, I’ve known about them for a while, but I was too lazy to wake up early on weekends, and I was a bit confused about the location. They started in Roma neighborhood, but now they have 3 other locations in Coyoacán, Loreto and Tlatelolco. Of course I became a fan immediately and now I really enjoy taking Nina for a walk and going through all the stalls and, while she plays with all the other dogs around, check out what kinds of vegetables are available that day.
There’s a little bit of everything here; Mexican grown coffee, lettuce, radishes, beans, plants, vegan and gluten free cakes, artizanal Mezcal, natural soap and shampoos, beautiful clay pots, free range organic eggs, bacon, and so much more. But the best thing in my opinion is the fact the all of their producers bring their products from a maximum radius of 100 miles. (hence the name, get it?).
I think all around it0s a win-win situation, support local producers plus get a nice walk on Sunday morning and have fresh, clean and organic food for your week! If you are nearby next weekend you should check it out, even if you’re only a visitor in the city, there’s lots of cool stuff you can take back a Mexican souvenir (other than a huge sombrero you’ll never use).
They also have a really cool website where you can go in case you want to find out more about the market, the producers or the locations. You can check it out here!!
Mercado el Cien
Address: Orizaba No Number, Col. Roma Sur