Monday, August 3, 2015

Espanola Farmers Market has a YouTube channel

We're in our 20th year and it's about time to have a YouTube channel. Last week we added Twitter.

NEW VIDEO shows all the produce of the 2015 summer season!

Monday, July 27, 2015

FOLLOW ESPANOLA FARMERS MARKET ON TWITTER!




FOLLOW: Twitter.com/EspanolaFarmers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

MARKET NEWS AND NEW VIDEOS WITH BLASTS FROM THE PAST!


GREAT NEWS from the Espanola Farmers Market. We've been successful in receiving $60,000 from the New Mexico Legislature to build a passive solar bathroom in the future with two stalls for compost toilets and gray water for watering. Improved parking behind the market is one important benefit. A grant from the NM Farmers Market Association will make the building of a 8x12' Ramada possible in the garden area next season.

We're in our 20th year. This means fun and celebration. Take a look at our new videos on this blog that feature blasts from the past!

Sunday, July 19, 2015


The best of 2013 at the Espanola Farmers Market. Some great memories. We're still going strong after 20 years. AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: 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.

Monday, July 13, 2015



We're celebrating our 20th year at the market by looking back at other years and seeing how far we've come. This video is from 2009. Watch for other special online treats this summer and fall. And let's meet at the Monday and Friday markets!

Friday markets open soon at Espanola Farmers Market!

The Market will expand to a twice-weekly market on Friday July 24, 2-7 pm and go through Friday September 18. Join your neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market. Every Market is a special day!

Join the celebration this summer with the 20th year for the Market. It's quite an accomplishment. Follow the market blog to find out the many special features we have planned on site and online.

Friday, June 5, 2015

It's the 2015 Espanola Farmers Market's June 15th opening!


The Española Farmers Market opens on June 15, 2015 for its current season and will continue hosting Monday Markets, 10 am-5 pm during every Monday through October 26, 2015 at 1005 North Railroad Avenue. Come meet old friends, visit with farmers, sample freshly-picked fruits and vegetables and help us launch our twentieth market season. Don Bernardo y los Ultimos will be serenading us at midday. You will find fresh onions, peas, quelites, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens, berries, grass-fed lamb and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money. This season we will 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.

Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. The 2014 Market postcard will be available and you will also be able to find free bilingual recipe cards at the Market stalls, giving you ideas for how to prepare some of the tasty produce. We will have various foods cooking in the horno during periodic Market days. You can stroll in our wildflower garden or wander behind the plaza to see what is growing in the community fields. During the second week of July, the Market will expand to a twice-weekly market with our Friday Afternoon Market, 2-7 pm on Friday July 17th through Friday September 18th. 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, October 26, 2014

2014 Contest Winners


WINNERS: ESPAÑOLA FARMERS’ MARKET
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL BIGGEST VEGETABLE & BEST POEM CONTEST
October 13, 2014

Vegetable Judge:              Sandra Cata, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area staff
Poetry Reader:             Joan Logghe, former Santa Fe Poet Laureate           

BIGGEST HEIRLOOM SQUASH

First Place:                        Elias Gomez & Mary Trujillo, Alcalde
Second Place:                        Loy Campbell, Alcalde (turban)           
Third Place:                        Frederico Gaytan Perez (giant yellow squash)

BIGGEST PUMPKIN

First Place:                        Jose Velasquez & Josie Gallegos, Velarde
Second Place:              Elefio & Seraphine Montoya, Chimayo
Third Place:                        Jose Velasquez & Josie Gallegos, Velarde

BIGGEST or PRETTIEST CHILE OR PEPPERS
First Place:                        Luz Lopez, Nambe (chile wreath)           
Second Place:                        Elefio & Seraphine Montoya, Chimayo (poblano peppers)           
Third Place:                        Luz Lopez, Nambe (red pepper)

BIGGEST ROOT VEGETABLE

First Place:                        Alejandro Gonzales, Los Luceros (giant turnip)
Second Place:                        Steve Jaramillo, San Pedro (yellow onion)
Third Place:                        Josie Gallegos & Jose Velasquez, Velarde (small carrots)

ODDEST VEGETABLE
First Place:                        Augustin Orozco, El Guique (tiny tomatoes)
Second Place:             Mike Martinez, Velarde (long red okra)
Third Place:                        Steve Jaramillo, San Pedro (potato)

WILD CARD VEGETABLE

First Place:                        Mike Martinez, Velarde (gourds)
Second Place:                        Elefio & Seraphine Montoya, Chimayo (“Mr. Toad” green peppers)
Third Place:                        Luz Lopez, Nambe (carrots)

 

BEST POEM

First Place:                        Los Carinos Elementary School, all poetry

The Espanola Farmers Market Video


More highlights of the 2014 season

COMING SOON: The names of the contest winners. Monday, October 27, 2014 is the last market day for the season. Here are some of the highlights for this past season. Great food. Great people. What a history!





Sunday, October 5, 2014

The annual biggest vegetable and best poem contest


Española Farmers Market will be hosting our Fifteenth Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE and BEST POEM Contest on Monday, October 13th. Growers active at the Market can enter their impressive vegetables in the following categories: Biggest pumpkin, Biggest heirloom squash, Biggest root vegetable, Biggest or prettiest melon, Biggest chile, Oddest vegetable, Wild card outstanding vegetable. Students can also submiit poetry about farming or gardening. Growers and students need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10am on October 13th Contest Day.  Winners will be announced at 1:30 pm and ribbons awarded.           

All participant winners will be included in next season’s 2013/2014 A Farming Chapbook. 2012/2011 A Farming Chapbook is available free to participants from those contest years at the Market on October 13, 2014.

October 13th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday Market through October 27th. The Market is located at 1005 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 corn, onions, peas, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, FVRx, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money.

Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. The 2013 Market postcard is available and you will also be able to find free bilingual recipe cards at the Market stalls, giving you ideas for how to prepare some of the tasty produce. You will want to make a collection. You can stroll in our Wildflower Garden or wander behind the plaza to see what is growing in the Community Fields. Join your neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market.  Every Market is a special day!

Highlights of the 2014 market season









Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farm show this Friday


The Second Farm Show at the Bond House Museum, 706 Bond Street, Espanola, NM Opening Reception, September 12, 2014. 5-7 p.m. Show runs through October 31, 2014. Opening reception will have refreshments, music by Don Bernarndo 7 Los Ultimos. Ten artists, 18+ Farm story banners, and 2003 Farm story banners.

Monday, August 25, 2014

ALL-DAY FREE CHILE ROASTING ON LABOR DAY


The Española Farmers Market will host an all-day free chile roasting from 10am-5pm on Labor Day September 1 with an heirloom chile cook-off at 1:30 pm. Students will also be cooking in horno with mentor Dexter Trujillo. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday market  through October 27. The market is located at 1005 North Railroad Avenue. Come meet old friends, visit with farmers, discover what's growing freshly picked from the fields and shop for delicious fruits and vegetables. Visitors can find fresh corn, onions, peas, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens and other treats. WIC, Senior WIC, FVRx, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money accepted.

Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. The 2013 Market postcard is available and look for free bilingual recipe cards at the market stalls that give ideas how to prepare some of the tasty produce. New recipe cards will appear throughout the season; make a collection. You can stroll in our wildflower garden or wander behind the plaza to see what is growing in the community fields. Join neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market.  Every market is a special day!

For information: (505) 685-4842  www.espanolafarmersmarket.org

 



Some great highlights of the Espanola Farmers Market. Top: Spanish black radishes from Owl Peak Farm, heirloom variety. Can be braised or roasted. Fresh honey from Ricardo Z. Sanchez who has 65 hives and he's been producing honey for 30 years. Below: Heirloom squash from Roy Campbell.