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Artisan Markets

By

Roslyn Carrington

October 22, 2020


One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the island vibe again and again is to visit the artisan markets. Hardly a weekend goes by without a gathering of artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs and farmers displaying their fare on decorated tables, while the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries and the sound of Caribbean music fills the air.

Indulge Your Inner Gourmand

Sample local delicacies . . . many of them whipped-up on the spot. Move from booth to booth and put together a three-course meal, with appetizers like corn soup, arepas or accras; entrees like roasted meats with sweet potatoes or macaroni pie; and crave-able desserts. Then it’s your choice of freshly-squeezed juices, coconut water or home-made wines.

Hunt For Bargains

Handmade jewellery, souvenirs and ornaments; soaps, body butters and perfumed oils; designer clothing, cotton sundresses and comfy leather sandals; fresh fruit and veggies. You won’t leave empty-handed.

Learn & Live

Many markets hold mini-lectures, demonstrations and awareness days. Discover the art of paper-making, learn how to make chocolate truffles, get tips on organic farming or recycling. It’s food for your mind.

Make Memories

Spend a few hours sampling, tasting and trying on. Find the perfect gift—for yourself or someone else. Chat with the vendors. Reconnect with old acquaintances or make new ones. Fill your basket with treasures . . . and fill your heart with joy at the artisan markets.

Markets Worth A Visit

Green Market Santa Cruz

Green Market offers a mix of fresh produce (including unusual indigenous fruits, vegetables, herbs and seasonings), specialty foods (pastelle, payme, cocoa powder, goat's milk) and artisanal items (wooden bowls and platters, handmade soaps etc), which may vary from season to season.

Located on Saddle Road, near Cutucupano Road in Upper Santa Cruz, the Green Market is open every Saturday from 6am-1pm

https://www.facebook.com/GreenMarketSantaCruz

Namdevco Farmers' Markets

Visit a Farmers' Market today or over the weekend for some exotic fresh produce, agro-processed items and plants.

Point Fortin, Friday: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

San Fernando, Saturday: 6:00am - 12:00 noon

Chaguanas, Saturday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

Diego Martin, Saturday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

Queen's Park Savannah, Saturday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

Couva, Sunday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

Macoya, Sunday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

Arima, Sunday: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon

https://www.facebook.com/NAMDEVCO/

The South Market

As the name ‘South Market’ suggests, all markets are held in South Trinidad. The South Market provides an avenue for a diversity of merchants, small entrepreneurs, local artisans and craft makers to promote and sell their goods and services.

https://www.facebook.com/southmarket

Upick TT

Located on Tucker Valley Road, Chaguaramas,  customers can pick their fresh fruits and vegetables.

https://www.instagram.com/upicktt/

Upmarket

UpMarket is a monthly craft, food and small business market that allows chefs, passionate cooks, craftsmen, and new entrepreneurs to bring their specialty to the table and directly interact with the customer. 

https://www.facebook.com/UpMarketTT