Farmers’ Market

Photo: Ron Mader, Henderson (Some rights reserved) Farmers’ Market = a physical marketplace intended to sell food directly by farmers and artisanal producers to consumers EssayPlaneta.com features place-based guides with many connected pages of relevant links which attempt connect and educate locals and visitors alike. We spotlight markets in Oaxaca, Mexico and pay attention to …

Markets

Photo: Ron Mader, Guadalajara Market (some rights reserved) Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

The Channon Market

Photo: Ron Mader, Market (Some rights reserved) The Channon is one of the world’s best markets. More than 220 stallholders display and sell wares, produce and crafts. Scattered around Coronation Park, The Channon is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The market is both alcohol-free and pet-free. The Channon (a local aboriginal term for …

Mexico’s Marvelous Mercados

Photo: Guadalajara Mexico’s markets are among the finest in the world. Traditional markets link the present with the past and hopefully the future. A friend leads first-time visitors through Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec Park. He purposefully stops at the maquetas (models) that depict markets held in the days before Columbus and Cortez. Take …

Market Days in Oaxaca

Photo: Zaachila Market days in Oaxaca are among the most famous in the country. Open air markets are moveable feasts traced back for centuries. They are often called a tianguis, an expression going back to the open air markets of the Aztecs. The tianguis is different than the established markets — mercados — where vendors …

Christmas Markets

Lingo Cards (some rights reserved) Christmas Market = a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany, but are now held in many other countries. Translating: Christmas MarketGerman: Weihnachtsmarkt Embedded Tweets WikipediaChristmas MarketStriezelmarkt Planeta

Crafting Our Future (2011)

Poster We ask whether it’s time to engage artesanos and fans alike via the social web. This topic is explored in depth in the Slideshare presentation Crafting Our Future (Fabricando Nuestro Futuro) (2011). BackgroundBuying from locals assists local economic development. Shopping has great entertainment value and tourists love souvenirs, the reminders of a place where …