Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Española Farmers Market has been blogging for 15 years!

This is an important anniversary. Ofcourse we have had a farmers' market in Española for longer than 15 years. If you look to the right of this blog, you'll be able to review the highlights and the changes over the 15 years that we have been blogging. And here is a reminder of where we are.
Don't tell anyone, but the Española Farmers Market is the best-kept secret in Northern New Mexico. Our success is registered in our purchases, the hugs and greetings of old friends and new, the involvement of young people, the participation and assistance of local folks and organizations, the meals we have had that aren't from conventional containers, the free books for young people, and much more! We'll have a free chile roasting this year on Labor Day. Check out our special messages at espanolafarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 7, 2022

We are one of about 80 farmers' markets in New Mexico!

It's August, and there are plenty of locally grown fruits and veggies at the market.
Farmers' markets are all over the state, and we have been operating for so long that we've developed other programs including a youth program, an event to honor heritage chiles, free books for young people, a back garden for growing, traditional music, cooked food available for sale, a front garden, specialty food vendors, fresh produce right from the garden, generations of growers in one family, and more. When local folks visit, they're often guests at the market. Now we even have a bathroom on the property. And plans! We have plans for the future. Some markets across the US are crowded on the days they are open. Other markets have customers who feel like members of a family. This is said often about the Española Farmers Market. Join us We're open from June to October. 9-2 p.m.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Summer squash at the Española Farmers Market are there for the cooking. . .

You drag the early squash into the kitchen and your first thought is— what am I going to do with these treasures? That's the challenge and a question like this is asked repeatedly throughout the season. Many solve the problem with stuffed squash, and the filling has to be a favorite to justify adding it to a family cookbook. What's a top seller in your family? One Northern New Mexico resident specializes in her grandmother's cooking. And if a certain dish made a hit in the past, chances are that it's going to be popular in the present and future. We've heard of former New Mexico veterans who have moved away, but they come home and make sure they ship the ingredients of their favorite local produce to where they live now. And how about you? Just because a family member lives somewhere else doesn't mean they don't want to grow their own. If you use heritage seeds, chances are good that you can enjoy New Mexican dishes now and then, and again and again.
We accept WIC, Senior WIIC, EBT (SNAP) and fresh RX as well as cash money. This season we are offering Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) for SNAP customers. Each time you swipe your SNAP card, you will get an equal amount of bonus DUFB for purchasing fruits and vegetables.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

It seems like the 2022 Española Farmers Market will last a long time, but don't be fooled! We plod on during our 24th season!

We set up outdoors in the city of Espanola, New Mexico, and operate from June through October on Mondays through the end of October 2022. When many businesses have closed or are operating at partial capacity, we are adjusting. Sometimes locals order from online herb businesses for difficult to find items. One example is the Rio Grande Herb Company in Albuquerque. Do a search on your computer. There are other similar businesses. One favorite is the "Herb Booklet: A Quick Reference Booklet of Traditional Remedies" written and compiled by Gerald Lovato and Phillip Sanchez Jr.
When you get to know the growers from the Española Farmers Market, ask them about some of the unusual and for many, unrecognizable, products among their more traditional offerings. Chances are that these are wild plants and herbs that have been popular and practical in the past. The odds are high that you either walk in or around many of these herbs daily. Connsider them for use along with other more conventional offerings. Choose wisely. You'll find out more than you ever want to know. There are generations of people in Northern New Mexico who find traditional herbs useful for what ails them. Find out by searching the internet database. And most of all, buy locally at the Española Farmers Market. Ask questions and get to know our market family. Be more than a customer. Encourage others to become growers and consumers of fresh produce available and appreciated locally. Two of our many friends at the Española Farmers Market:

Sunday, July 17, 2022

The fresh corn is maturing. Cook and eat corn picked the same day as you eat it!

Those fans and produce buyers at the Española Farmers Market have something special for all of us. We've said this before, and we're saying it again...The farmers market in the city of Española is one of Northern New Mexico's best kept secrets. We don't have to advertise the fun, the inexpensive available produce, and the special events scheduled all through the season. We know about it, and that's what counts. Folks tell others and the word gets around.
We accept WIC, Senior WIIC, EBT (SNAP) and fresh RX as well as cash money. This season we will again be offering Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) for SNAP customers. Each time you swipe your SNAP card, you will get an equal amount of bonus DUFB for purchasing fruits and vegetables.

Española Farmers Market has great produce! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

But you must get ready and plan ahead. Fresh steamed corn can be messy, but it sure is good. Turn your back on husked corn stored in plastic at your local food store. Ask Sabra when the fresh local corn is ready for harvest. Make sure you have the appropriate seasonings on hand. Invite friends and family members to share the bounty. Make the best of what the market offers.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Locally grown apples are a hit at the Española Farmers Market. . .

We accept WIC, Senior WIIC, EBT (SNAP) and fresh RX as well as cash money. This season we will again be offering Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) for SNAP customers. Each time you swipe your SNAP card, you will get an equal amount of bonus DUFB for purchasing fruits and vegetables.
Many of the apples at the Española Farmers Market are from old orchards that have been cared for with tender loving care for generations. There are apple recipes galore, and some area residents who make such terrific apple pies that folks line up for miles. If you have a terrific local recipe, make sure it is published in the market blog. See Sabra Moore for more information to submit it to market blog editor Marguerite,

Saturday, July 2, 2022

What's going on at the Española Farmers Market on the 4th of July? It's our 24th market season...

It's not every year that the Española Farmers Market is open exactly on the 4th of July. But this year it is. And that's how you can combine meeting and greeting and loading up with fresh produce for some terrific holiday meals. See you at the market tomorrow on the 4th of July.
We'll have something special on the 4th of July, such as Don Bernardo y los Ultimos and other musicians. We accept WIC, Senior WIIC, EBT (SNAP) and fresh RX as well as cash money. This season we will again be offering Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) for SNAP customers. Each time you swipe your SNAP card, you will get an equal amount of bonus DUFB for purchasing fruits and vegetables.

Monday, June 27, 2022

A HOMEMADE recipe book is something to pass onto the children and the grandchildren. . .

START NOW. KEEP A SECRET. USE THE 2022 SEASON TO PLAN A SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS. When you visit the Española Farmers Market in 2022, get started by buying produce to make a recipe book. How many times in your life have you wished that the special folks in your family have the key to their history and heritage? The farmers market holds the tradition of organic, heritage and authentic produce. It's our job to pass this on to the future. Make a recipe book of your own creation. Start with green peppers grown locally. Take a photo of them. Start making a recipe book with them. Add stories and family history. Buy seeds that are organic, heritage, and grown locally. Here are two authentic recipes for bell pappers in Spanish and English. Buy your organic bell peppers at the Española Farmers Market. Ask the grower. Make the grower part of your story. Buy heritage and organic seeds locally. Buy organic seeds online. Experiment with them at home. Set aside the recipe and start making a book for the 2022 upcoming holidays. when yoou gift your recipe book to loved ones. STTART NOW!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

New Mexico chiles are a hit at the Española Farmers Market....

Some of our customers go to the Española Farmers Market for one thing...the heritage green chiles. They buy the chiles when they're fresh and when the market roasting is free. Get in line when the chiles are at their best. Free chile roasting is popular at the market when it's announced. And this doesn't happen often. So preare yourself like many families. You'll have frozen chiles fresh from the freezer all during the cold months until warm weather comes around again. There has been a lot of controversy about big corporate interests eager to cash in on the reputation of local chiles from New Mexico. But be aware that many of these announcements have profits in mind. They want the good stuff. So ask questions and make sure you're buying the best Northern New Mexico has to offer. There are many hardliners in Northern New Mexico that adore the organic heritage chiles. They keep a distance from the cheap imitations. And when a family members comes to visit from out of town, send them home with chiles that they can use later when they want a warm and fuzzy reminder of where they have come from. Chiles are a gift that keep on giving!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Your 15 minutes of fame can be stretched to a lifetime of fame. Find out for the 24th annual market season!!

First— put on your Española Farmers Market apron. If you don't have one, get it at the market headquarters table. Walk around the house and downtown. Be flashy. Tell everyone you meet about the market and how it's open from June 6th through October 31. The market hours are from 9 am to 2 pm. Spread the wprd about the music, the fabulous cooked food available, and the produce reasonably priced. And then brag about how you aren't interested in 15 minutes of fame. You're going to contribute a photo to the market blog. Or an authentic recipe as an example of New Mexico cuisine. Or a story starring you and family members. This will win even more friends and influence others. Your participation will have years of fame and fortune attached. We promise. Imagine how you will be assembling a New Mexico cookbook with family favorites made from produce at the market for a special event or holiday in 2022. Take a selfie of you in the kitchen cooking to add to your submission. You can be old or young. What do members of your family especially love? Something you prepared. Don't be invisible. Become famous. Tell people you're looking for others to do something similar. Get them involved. Submit your contribution to the Española Farmers Market blog. Expand your project to planning a holiday cookbook of family favorite recipes that you'll give as gifts to friends and family members. Take your contribution to Sabra Moore at the market headquarters table on Mondays and tell her to pass it on to market blog editor Marguerite who has been writing about the market news since 2007. Be specific and say you demand more than 15 minutes of fame by having something from your creative collection featured on the blog. REMEMBER: The Española Farmers Market is the best kept secret in the state.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

We're opening for the 2022 Española Farmers Market season. Be dramatic. Leave the earth trembling under your feet!

The Española Farmers Market opens in 2022 on Mondays, starting June 6th, from 9 am to 2 pm. You aren't the first grower or the first customer for the Española Farmers Market. We have been showing up and having outdoor seasonal fun for years. This coming season we'll be chatting about local fresh produce and why it's necessary for us and our families and community. We have past images and videos on this humble web site that goes back to our first online presence on the world-wide web. Even so, the Española Farmers Market is a secret we've kept for us. This season is a celebration of what we offer that's unique. It's hard work growing. That's why we couldn't conduct an enterprise like a market year after year. Last season there were so many vehicles of locals purchasing at the market that it was difficult finding a parking place. We enjoyed the traditional music, the greeting of old friends, and the making of new ones.
We'll be talking this season about the importance of passing down recipes for dishes that warm the heart and soul. We'll emphasize why it's necessary to keep these recipes and stories alive and in shape to pass on. Volunteer as someone who will collect recipes as a fundraiser for your organization. Sell cookbooks. Make recipe books for yourself, friends and family members. Pass them on as gifts for younger people. Contribute to the Española Farmers Market blog and publish your own favorites. Welcome to the 2022 market season. Look for produce that's reasonable in price and valuable in terms of spirit. Have fun!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Our winners for the 2021 Española Farmers Market Contest. . .

Judge: Iren Schio This should be an incentive for the 2022 contest this coming fall.
We are proud to make this announcement...

Monday, May 16, 2022

We open the first week in June! Are you ready for another season?

This is a heads up for the 2022 Española Farmers Market season. Given all the limitations, we're still going strong. The season starts slow and then picks up speed. And when this happens, it's difficult to predict what is next. The market is scheduled Mondays from 9 am to 2 pm. from June through the end of October 2022.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Spring! We look forward to spring because the seeds are anxious to start sprouting!

Did you save the seeds from last season? If you didn't, someone else did. And they're getting ready to watch the ground pop up with new life. Folks in Northern New Mexico are growing more food for themselves and others in 2022. And we're making it available for lots of others too. We just don't show up at the market for produce. There are friends to see, music to listen to, treats galore. And the growers have plenty to tell us. Find your way to the market on Mondays from June to October in 2022.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

How are you observing the Spring Equinox in 2022? It is today....

One way is to prepare for another season at the Española Farmers Market. We've been doing the market for over two decades now, and the market has gained the reputation it well deserves.The season goes from June through October, and everyone is aware that this seasonal market is a natural treasure of Northern New Mexico. Greet old friends and make new ones at the Española Farmers Market!.

Monday, February 14, 2022

YES. We have a mission to deliver fresh produce with love. It's local. It is handled with tender loving care. And we have the ability to reach out and touch our good friends with tender loving care. Remember that the Española Farmers Market opens for the season the first Monday in June 2022.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

This Monday is the last 2021 market & it's celebrated for the enormous accomplishment that it is!

Thank you for shopping and growing and being part of a terrific community in 2021. We love our market. See you next year!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The 2021 countdown is on! Join us for another celebration!

Make sure that October 11th (Monday) is on your calendar. It's the day of our 21st annual Biggest Vegetable and Best Poem Contest. If you aren't entering the contest, make sure you're here to enjoy the bounty.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

DON'T MISS NEXT WEEK! On the downhill slope at the Española Farmer's Market

Española Farmers Market will be hosting its Twentieth First Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE and BEST POEM Contest on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 11, 2021. Market hours are 9am-2pm. Growers active at the Market can enter their impressive vegetables in the following categories: Biggest heirloom pumpkin, Biggest root vegetable, Biggest chile, Oddest vegetable, Wild card vegetable, Prettiest ristra, Best corn, Biggest sunflower head or dried gourd. Growers and poets need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10:30 am on October 11th, the contest day. Winners will be announced at noon and ribbons awarded by the vegetable judge. Poets will read poems honoring the importance of growing food and caring for our water and land resources. October 11th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday Market through October 28. The Market is located at 1105 North Railroad Avenue. Come meet old friends, visit with farmers, enjoy the display of the big Contest vegetables, and shop for delicious fruits and vegetables freshly picked from the fields. Visitors can find fresh tomatoes and potatoes of every variety, pumpkins, onions, beans, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, and other treats. Fruit has been abundant this year, so put in a supply of apples for the cold months. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, DUFB, EBT (SNAP) as well as cash money. Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. You can stroll in our Wildflower Garden and enjoy something special cooked in the horno. Join your neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market. Every Market is a special day! For information: Sabra Moore @ (505) 685-4842 www.espanolafarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 26, 2021

We're getting closer to October and the end of the 2021 growing season!

October is the last month of the Española Farmers Market. It's a highlight for us.


Stop by the market headquarters and ask about the special perks.

Next month, October 2021, is the end of the season.

Stock up now!

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Some folks adore September as the heat winds down and the veggies are stashed for the cold weather!

Did you take advantage of the free chile roasting at the market on Labor Day this year? Are you planning to enter fruit or produce at the 21st Annual Biggest Vegetable and Best Poem Contest? We'll be celebrating on Monday, October 11th, Indigenous People's Day. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Another Market Day in September 2021

THE RACE IS ON AT THE MARKET TO COMPETE FOR AN AWARD AT THE 21st ANNUAL BIGGEST VEGETABLE AND BEST POEM CONTEST. THIS IS AN ALL GROWERS APPEAL. A CELEBRATION IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 11, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

We couldn't have predicted the summer would go so fast at the Española Farmers Market!

DO YOU HAVE YOUR FRESH CHILES FOR THE WINTER MONTHS? FREE CHILI ROASTINGS ON LABOR DAY THIS YEAR!

                    HAPPY LABOR DAY tomorrow when you go out to the farmers' market!


Fruits and veggies. Fresh squash. The best of the harvest.

Friends, relatives, and new shoppers.

Catch up with the news...




THANK YOU, NEW MOON LODGE AND TEWA WOMEN UNITED FOR PLANTING SUCH A TERRIFIC GRADEN AT THE ESPANOLA FARMERS MARKET!