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In Mexico, plant foods keep indigenous culture alive.

Authentic, respectful conversation about food that matters

Regional fruits, vegetables and herbs are not only the foundation of the gastronomy, they have shaped Mexican culture and identity.

Plant foods steeped in history are the source of life, of medicine, of tradition and community.

We love food that tastes good– even better when it supports good health. This is not only important to us as eaters, it’s important to us as contributors to local community. It’s our responsibility to honor the people that grow the food, sell it, and depend on it for their livelihoods and for the preservation of a healthy culture.

Our cooking classes, market tours and unique experiences celebrate these foods, but even more importantly, the people to whom they matter. 

Join us. Dig deep into what ‘taste of place’ means in Mexico. Enjoy good food with great impact.

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Welcome to Mexico!

Bienvenido a México!

You're a traveller...

Let us show you how you can make a positive impact on the local community by enjoying the freshest, seasonal produce.

Healthy street food? We cover that too!

You're a newcomer, here to stay...

Meet your local marchantas

Our market tours and cooking classes will help you navigate with confidence and connect with local produce vendors –  key to getting the best local produce and contributing to your new community.

 

Together, we can have an impact.

Connecting people

We give local people a platform to share wisdom and knowledge passed down through generations.

Sustainable
Food Systems

Meet people who sell produce obtained by foraging or from small-plot agricultural systems. These practices support a healthy planet.

Local benefit

Choosing local produce puts money directly into local hands and supports small businesses and families.

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Thursdays in Mérida...

Corn to Comal

The Tortilla and the Mayan Milpa

  • Family friendly
  • Hands on
  • Vegan + Gluten-free

Authentic, local, fresh and healthy...

Inclusivity!

Plant foods are for everyone, and by nature, vegan-friendly. And, as Mexico’s cuisine is largely corn-based, we easily accommodate gluten-free diets!

Community

Experience true community with people who share your love and care for good food grown in healthy systems.

Cultural Insight

Learn how plant foods and the systems of growing and selling them have impacted Mexico's culture and people over time – from ancient civilizations to modern gastronomy

FAIR + JUST

The ticket price takes into account fair pay. And as you learn to use local ingredients, there's further benefit to local communities.

I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable."

Sustainable traditionS

We focus on foods grown in ancestral ways, in systems that have long sustained indigenous communities. There is wisdom in these ways.

Demystify your market experiences...

Frutas y Verduras

A Fresh Food Lover's Guide to Mexico

This thorough primer of some of Mexico’s most emblematic plant ingredients has been designed to set you up for eating the freshest regional produce in Mexico – in season, culturally relevant, delicious and healthful. 

Download for iOS or Android.

Frutas y Verduras e-book

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Buenos días licuado de zapote negro! .
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Good morning zapote negro smoothie! .
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Perfect for breakfast, this chocolatey mezcla de zapote, plátano, mandarina, avena y cacao provides healthy doses of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, antioxidants and protein, plus carbohydrates and healthy fats for lasting energy. Salud! .
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#zapotenegro #licuado #smoothie #sapodilla #breakfast #poolside #desayuno #desayunosaludable #healthybreakfast #healthyfood #plantbased #plantsofyucatan #chefsathome #eatingsimply #eatinglocal #eatlocal #eatmoreplants #eatmostlyplants #merida #meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatan #yucalife #yucatanmexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida
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Frutas y Verduras is about collaborative partnerships. If you're in #Merida -or heading there- you'll want to meet Erin. Join her class series that starts next TUESDAY (October 8)to explore some of of the key plant ingredients of #yucatan #inseason #slowfood
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Take the series of 3 classes to go in depth, but classes.can also stand alone. Series will be run monthly. .....
Zoom in and read what some of Erin's past #cookingclass participants have had to say! She loves her work and her city!
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#meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatantravel #meridatour #meridafood #vegan #veganmexicanfood #plantbaseddiet #eatplants #milpa #nomadlife #nomadtravel #mexico #mexicofood #heritage #foodculture #vegetariantravel
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Zapote negro and saramuyo make delicious and pretty purees, pairing well with both sweet and savory combinations. Here are two mini tarts of zapote negro with cacao and cinnamon and saramuyo with lime zest. .
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Learn how to work with these fruits to experiment with your own flavor creations. Next class a week from today, Tuesday October 15 at Casa Misterio using zapote negro and some other fun local plants foods. Next 3-class series in local plant based cooking begins Tuesday November 5. .
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Follow the link in my profile or visit www.fyvmexico.com/merida-experiences for details and to reserve your spot. .
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#cookingclass #cookinglocal #funwithfruits #madefromplants #plantbasedfoods #plantbased #eatmostlyplants #eatmoreplants #learnbydoing #eatlocal #eatlocalgrown #naturallyvegan #notjustforvegans #omnivoresdelight #saramuyo #zapotenegro #tauch #dessert #fruitdessert #merida #meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatan #yucatanmexico #fyvmex #fyvmerida
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Mamey-Tamarindo breakfast bar with oat and amaranth flour, banana and pepita. That's it! .
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The mamey and banana are so sweet, it doesn't need any added sweetener, making it great for breakfast. The tamarind adds a welcome tartness, which gives the mamey a rhubarb-like quality. .
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I'm gearing up for sessions of Cooking with Yucatan Plant Foods Everyday, creating simple recipes like this one to pass on to lovers of eating plant based and local. Stay tuned for the fall/winter schedule, tba soon. See you in Merida! .
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#cookinglocal #cookingclass #cookingwithplants #creativecooking #plantbased #mostlyplants #eatmoreplants #travelfoodie #foodietravel #mamey #mameysapote #tamarindo #oats #amaranth #amaranto #banana #platano #platanomaduro #pepita #merida #meridacentro #meridayucatan #meridamexico #yucatan #fyvmerida #fyvmex
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Temporada de #huitlacoche - rainy season and this otherwise beautiful #criollo #corn with its opaline pink and blue kernels has been infected with a hideous grey-black fungus. Who would eat that ?? .
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#gastronomy #foodculture #foodtraveller #foodforest #realfood #foodsovereignty #mexicotravel #mexico #fungi #mushroom #nahuatl #heritage #maiz #sinmaiznohaypais
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Did you know the capilla (chapel) which stood in this very spot before construction of the Iglesia de San Juan, was built as an offering to Saint John to ask for his help banishing locusts which devastated crops in the region in the late 18th century? Yes! And the locusts did finally stop coming and abundance returned to the city's fields and gardens. Learn about this and much more food history of the Yucatán on the casamisteriomerida and fyvmexico Plant Food Lovers Tour. More details coming soon...contact us for more info. .
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I'm giving a lot of love to @entretierras in #pueblamexico - this #salad Xoxoctic is a part of my "Frutas y Verduras story" Five, maybe 6 years ago - my last visit to Puebla- I had this very salad composed of quelites (broadly referring to edible uncultivated greens which in some circles might be called weeds, in others, #wildgreens ). Specifically #quintonil and huauzontle - the leaves and buds of #amaranth , #flordecalabaza ( #squashflowers ) and #verdolagas (#purslane ). Such intense #nutritious greenery! I was so delighted (being otherwise full of mole Poblano) and since I was eating alone, as usual, I struck up a conversation with the manager, Armando. He sat and chatted with me through to dessert (which was also memorable). I recalled this salad and that conversation many times over the years, because of recommendations Armando had given me for places I later went to, but couldn't recall the name of the restaurant. My memory was quickly jogged when I saw Google maps suggested it as the closest open restaurant to my hotel the other night! Armando is no longer there, but the salad is exactly as I remember, and the staff was as warm and welcoming as he had been.
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Wondering what all these colorful pastes and mysterious herb mixes are? Join me on the Merida Plant Food Lover's Tour to learn about and taste indigenous fruits, vegetables and more, as we explore Mercado Lucas de Gálvez. Yucatan's food history is complex, fascinating and still evolving! Stop by our website for specifics about this tour and our other tasting tours! Learn about Plant Food Lover's Tours offered in other Mexican cities at www.fyvmexico.com! .
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