Mercado Orgánico (a.k.a. The Organic Market) market is an open air field with various vendors selling food, hand-made jewelries, bags, clothes, dog collars and just about any authentic knick knacks that you can find that are locally made. The event is definitely family friendly and is a great way to spend your Saturday mornings (think Whole Foods Markets). Upon our arrival at the parking lot, we knew it was going to be a busy morning at the market seeing cars line up getting in and out of the parking spaces. There were people everywhere trying to find a spot but, normally it’s not like this (at least from what I remembered it to be). Once we parked, we hopped out and made our way to the food stands. Honestly, we only come here for the food because they’re usually fresh and are made on the spot. A perfect tummy filling that makes you want to keep coming back for more.
At the market, we walked around and took a few samples of bread with cheese and jams. I also saw other types of foods from empanadas both vegetarian and non-vegetarian style, pizzas, tacos, fried rice to fresh squeezed juices and much more. Somewhere in the field was a band playing in the distance. A small crowd watched and listened contently as they ate and socialized among each other. Other people were seen playing catch on the field or parents running after their kids. It was a whole fun and family affair.
After scouting around for food, my folks and I settled on a pizza. There was already a line of people waiting for the next batch to be cooked. We also decided to wait and after they were served, we devoured hungrily into our half pesto and half cheese slices. They really did hit the spot!
A few minutes later, dad mentioned about having ice cream for dessert. Of course, being an ice cream fiend I couldn’t say no. We walked over to an ice cream stand, where Mom and I ordered the chocolate with vanilla and peanuts popsicle. One the other hand, dad ordered the coconut flavor. Again, it hit the spot.