An article from the SF Gate on Merida's new slow food market.
"Slow Food International, which began in Italy, is best known for its activities in Europe, but the movement has spread to 132 countries. The aim is to preserve culinary traditions, focus on organic regional produce, and encourage healthful eating — in other words, the opposite of fast food. Though Mexico is a relative latecomer, it was a natural, and nowhere more than in the Yucatán, where tradition still rules."
"Slow Food Yucatán's first endeavor was to publish a directory of sustainable, organic food growers and artisanal food producers in Yucatán. Projects on the drawing board include rooftop gardens in Mérida, raising funds to help farmers learn organic growing and find a market for their produce, and distributing healthy lunch kits and nutritional information to school children."