Busy January Farmers/Artisans’ Market at Ambergris Caye’s Truck Stop

Most of you know Ambergris Caye‘s famous hot spot, The Truck Stop – the food container park, beer garden, live music venue, bar(s), pool area, sunset dock, ice cream shop and more. It’s one of the busiest spots on the island and monthly, they host a Farmers & Artisan Market. It’s usually the 3rd Saturday of the month and always lots of fun.

The bar and seating area at Truck Stop

You can see my event calendars for January 2024 and February 2024 for all the good stuff going on here on the island.

But let me get right to my pictures of this month’s busy market.

Sign outside Truck Stop with events

The parking lot was full…

Golfs cart in the parking lot
Someone had purchased a lovely Travelers Palm
The bar at Truck Stop

People ordering food from the Asian, Mexican, Pizza and ice cream restaurant trucks.

Full tables at the Truck Stop

I was tempted to grab a pizza to go. But me at home, alone with a fresh warm Conch Pizza would be dangerous. Conch, garlic, red pepper flakes…soooo good.

Menu at the Pizza Restaurant
Busy truck stop
The menu at Cool Cone at Truck Stop

I headed towards the market…passing the games area.

The games area at Truck Stop
The stage at the Truck Stop
The stage for live music

The old pick-up truck garden…

Pick up truck garden
Folks hanging out at the pool
Folks hanging out at the pool

And the sunset viewing/dining area.

Sunset area at Truck Stop

This sign needs an update. As of about a month ago, we DO have a hospital on the island. (Thank GOODNESS!)

Crocodile sign at Truck Stop - Don't do anything stupid
The core message remains the same. Don’t do anything stupid

To the market!

Mrs Gotay's fruit stand
My friend from Ms Gotay’s Fruit Stand

And Brooklyn Brothers Bagels – where I ordered one of my best bites of December 2023.

Brooklyn Bagels
Order the bagel dog or the meatball sub at Brooklyn Bagel – delicious
My friend Mito selling some veery tasty coconut balls

Mito Paz is an incredible resource of history for San Pedro. If you see this book, buy one. The pictures are great…you’ll learn a ton about San Pedro.

The cutest little pouches
The ladies from Two-5 Craft beer
The ladies from Two-5 craft beer

Truck Stop has 6 flavors of Two-5 craft beer on tap as well…yesterday the menu included Pina Pale Ale, Soursop Hazy, Fever Grass Witbier and Rum Popo Stout. Beer doesn’t get more Belizean than that.

And then my friend Sophie from IslandartBelize. I have a number of her paintings…I love the pretty colors and the shapes…I want a parrot next!

Pastel paintings by Sophie Forman
Pretty paintings
Gorgeous paintings

That’s all until next month! For more information on The Truck Stop, you can check out their website, read the dozen or more posts I’ve written about them over the years…or just stop by 🙂

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  1. Les Dooley on January 21st, 2024 at 10:19 am

    Rebecca. So sorry for your and Jeff’s loss of your furbaby. I will be moving there later this year. I look forward to meeting you both and learning how to fly fish.

    Les Dooley

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 22nd, 2024 at 10:12 am

      Thank you so much. It’s been so hard…almost more so for a dog so young. Thank you and look forward to meeting you too 🙂

  2. greg urban on January 21st, 2024 at 10:50 am

    Great pictures and visit at the market but why is the market only once a month. Up north we have markets every week while it is warm and down in the Caye’s you have tourist turnover every week. So you should have it every week to catch all the tourist dollars. Just wondering!

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 22nd, 2024 at 10:11 am

      I’m not sure but thinking it’s hard/expensive for some of the vendors on the mainland to travel out to the island every week and many of the visitors to the market are folks that live here. One day!

  3. John Frensley on January 22nd, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    Are the prices at the Truck Stop in Belizean dollars or US?

    • San Pedro Scoop on January 25th, 2024 at 10:08 am

      All BZD. USD seems to be a resort thing on menus. Restaurants are BZD.