Join us on Monday, September 4th for our Labor Day Free Chile Roasting & Heirloom Chile Cook-Off during regular Monday Market hours, 10am-5pm.
Customers can enjoy free chile roasting for a bushel of chile purchased at the Market and also shop as usual among the vendor stalls.
We will be displaying heirloom chile samples from various farmers with information about the source of the seeds, usually a grandparent or other relative.
At 1 pm, students who have participated in our summer Cooking-Up Traditions programs will help judge the various chile stews and other chile dishes that some farmers have prepared. After awarding the prizes, we invite our visitors to share in tasting the dishes.
We will also have two booths with information about sustainable agriculture innovations and about the long-time Garlic Festival and other agriculture-related programs of Northern New Mexico College. We will also be cooking in a solar oven and in the horno in the Wildflower Garden area and enjoying fiddle and accordion music.
This annual event is part of Alimento/ Towa eh Huu’tsong’yo- a collaborative three-day series of events starting on Friday evening, September 1st with a dance performance and art opening at 6pm at the Center for Arts, Northern New Mexico College, 921 Paseo de Onate. Market manager Sabra Moore will be displaying some of the Farm Story Banners with the stories of growers at the Espanola Farmers Market alongside a painted house-shaped sculpture. In addition to enjoying the performances of Holy Faith Break Dancers, Coco Daca Dance Project and Mina Fajardo Flamenco, you can read some of the farmers’ stories and enjoy the paintings of Roger Montoya and the sculpture of Rozanne Swentzell. The evening is free.
On Saturday September 2nd, there are two celebrations- the Regeneration Festival sponsored by Tewa Women United at Espanola Healing Foods Oasis near Valdez Park off Railroad Avenue is from 2-6pm. You can also stop by the Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Espanola Community Market at 310 Paseo de Onate from 12-6pm.
Follow the trail illustrated on the leaflet to Espanola Farmers Market for our annual Labor Day Free Chile Roasting & Heirloom Chile Cook Off on September 4, 2017.
We are happy to be celebrating our shared commitments to local healthy food and caretaking for our environment with our neighbor organizations along or near Railroad Avenue.