Visit The People's Nite Market for National Night Out

click to enlarge A market for night owls! - COURTESY
A market for night owls!

Downtown Tuesday and National Night Out, when you're supposed to get out and meet thy neighbor, are back tonight, and with it is the halfway mark for The People's Nite Market's tenure at La Villita (418 Villita St.). 

Created by Jovanna Lopez, marketing manager for O'liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room, and Valeria Hernandez, a community organizer, The People's Nite Market brings together food and craft vendors from across the city. Lopez and Hernandez, who spent time in the East and West Coast, respectively, wanted to bring back those experiences they'd found in either corner of the U.S. with accessible and affordable goods. 

Held every other Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m., The People's Nite Market is curated by both women. Vendors rotate, but for this go-round patrons will find a dinner via Berbere Ethiopian Cuisine (a must-have for both Hernandez and Lopez), Aloha Kitchen, Cocina Heritage, Ay Papi's Puerto Rican Food, Paciugo San Antonio, Joseph E. Coffee (I wonder if they'll bring some cereal along?). Lopez and Hernandez also feature a $10 veggie bundle pulled together through River City Produce, and fresh meats form Trainum Ranch. 

click to enlarge A sampling of the CSA put together by Lopez and Hernandez. - COURTESY
A sampling of the CSA put together by Lopez and Hernandez.

If you're up for some household shopping, the market also welcomes The Wood Guy, The Soap Addicts, Sweet Craft Jewelry (who's got some sick Dia de los Muertos polymer clay jewelry), Poppy Luce Jewels and In The Weeds Natural Skin Care. 

The market will also include a fitness funk workout by Jesse Borrego, and breakdancing by Timstuh and his crew because Tuesdays are the new days to get turnt. 

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