Last month we spent two wonderfully warm and sunny weeks in Mexico along the Pacific coast about 60 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. We love exploring Mexico off the beaten path – you really see and learn so much more. One of the best places to experience “real” Mexico is at town market. These are usually held once a week around the town square. No matter how small the town, they ALL have town squares or zocolos! We were delighted to learn that a small community nearby had a weekly market. So off we went!
Their markets are very much like our farmer’s markets – a place to buy and sell produce, meats and livestock, eat yummy food and talk with neighbors. The market at La Penita had a fair amount of crafts and “tourist” trinkets given it was in a beach town — but there were still plenty of locals stocking up on everything from tube socks to tools.
As we made our way down the long row of tarp covered stalls we came upon this sight — something I haven’t seen in probably 40 years! Dyed Chicks!