Most markets in Mexico offer the same products to their visitors, fruits and vegetables, meat, grains, dairy products, etc. However, there are few markets that are known for one specific thing. One of this markets is Mercado de Jamaica to the southeast of downtown. Even though this market offers all the above products, most people go to that market to buy flowers. This market is the biggest whole sale market for flowers in the city and most people who sell flowers at other markets or stores buy them here.
Mexicans love flowers. Our weather is so amazing that we always have one kind or another growing in the fields. You just have to visit any market in the city to see this. And if you go to Xochimilco (flower field in Nahuatl) or Cuemanco you’ll see this love for flowers multiplied. After Xochimilco market, I think this has become my second favorite market in the city. Getting there takes me about 15 minutes by subway, it’s not as close as my neighborhood market, but the trip is worth it for the food and flowers. This is a place you definitely have to visit when in Mexico City.