I must admit living here in Costa Rica is awesome. One of the wonderful luxuries of living here is having access to an abundance of good fresh locally farmed & organic veggies and fruits. Farmers Markets in Costa Rica are called (Ferias). We have 4 of them in between Tamarindo and Flamingo/Potrero area. If you are frequenting the Tamarindo or La Paz Feria’s, I recommend to go early because some vendors like Vida y Salud Huerta ORGANIC veggie providers sell out quick! Eevn so, they make home deliveries twice a week for orders more than $20. Visit their facebook page and send them a message, they will then add you to their bi-weekly menu mail out with what’s NOT available that week. All orders must be made and paid for via bank transfer before 1pm the day before delivery. Delivery days are Wednesday & Saturday’s.
*To my knowledge Vida Y Salud Huerta is the only TRUE ORGANIC fruit & veggie vendor here in the area.
Anyone is welcome to sell their goods & wares here at these markets, so long as you pay the small vendor fee. It’s a great place to shop, mingle and meet people — all while supporting local vendors and craftspeople. Here are a few items you can expect to find at these feria’s expect to find at these Feria’s: Fresh organic fruits & vegetables; organic poultry and eggs; fresh fish & seafood; organic naturally dried herbs & spices; fresh baked French pastries, homemade cookies & Ice cream, jams and jellies; honey, cacao nibs & fresh chocolate products; locally made Kambucha; smoked & dried fish & meats; handmade jewelry; pottery & crafts; secondhand items; clothing; swimsuits; handbags; gluten-free baked goods; vegan foods, homemade sauces and tortillas; handmade artesian soaps & much much more!! J
Tamarindo’s Market: Every Saturday in Tamarindo, from 8-1pm. Located in the large fenced in lot behind Chirringuito beach restaurant: https://www.facebook.com/tamasfarmersmarket/.
La Paz Market: Every Wednesday at 3pm at La Paz Community school under the big Guanacaste Tree. (School location is at the entrance of Mar Vista residential community on the road between Brasilito & Flamingo: https://www.facebook.com/ferialapaz/
Potrero Market: Every Thursday from 9am - 1pm. Located at the Potrero central meeting area on the south west corner next to the AYA water company: https://www.facebook.com/Feria-Potrero.
Villa Real’s Market: Is open every day from 7am-7pm and is located just before the towns center gathering area/soccer field on the left corner. *Here you will just find fresh fruits & veggies.
See you at the Feria, Pura Vida!
Derrick Poelsma, Re/Max agent