Saturday, March 21, 2020

2020 Española Farmers Market's Opening in June!

As of today, the news is that the Española Farmers Market will open as usual in early June.

The Espanola Farmers Market will open on Monday June 8, 2020 and be open every Monday through October 26, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.

There's snow in the mountains, the fruit trees are flowering in Espanola and farmers are out working in their fields.

Coronavirus is keeping the rest of us indoors for now, but hopefully warm weather and our precautions this spring will flatten the curve of this pandemic and we can all emerge for healthy food in the summer. 

Be safe!

The Espanola Farmers Market in New Mexico! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Why Our Market Has Won Awards!

We have a great market, one of Northern New Mexico's treasures.

The Española Farmers Market is the place to go for fresh fruits and vegetables each growing season Here are some of out highlights:

Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories and Good Food: a special experience in 2019!

 It has been a great year at the Española Farmers Market. Join us for our closing celebration!

Monday, October 7, 2019

What You Need to Know about the Española Farmers Market!

We continue to have horno bread under the pilot program allowing Indian bread sellers to make available their horno-baked goods at the market.


Española Farmers Market will be hosting our Twentieth Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE & BEST POEM Contest on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 14, 2019. Market hours are 10am-4pm. 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 14th Contest Day.  Winners will be announced at 1 pm and ribbons awarded by vegetable judge Sandra Cata. Poets will read poems honoring the importance of growing food and caring for our water and land resources.

October 14th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday Market through October 28h. 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. We have tee shirts in children’s sizes and will have them marked down 30% for the Contest Day.  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


Students continue horno cooking with Dexter Trujillo and Maurice Archuleta in the "Cooking Up Traditions" program for five hours a day during the season's ten market days.

You need to know that the 2019 market season is starting to slow down. Note the word "starting." And this is a reminder that the Española Farmers Market is your place to go for what you need for fresh and delightful dishes and meals.

The market is open from June through October on Mondays. We are an award-winning market with an award-winning market blog. Meet friends, relatives, and neighbors at the market.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Winding Down from the 2019 Española Farmers Market...

We appreciate our volunteers and staff. Appreciation to Norma Navarro and Patricia Putnam for assistance and Marguerite Kearns for the market blog. Thanks to Tomas Cordova, architect for completion of the bathrooms and for providing meeting space for our Board and to Clark De Schweinitz for legal advice.

Another fabulous season in 2019. Make sure that our next season during 2020 is on your calendar. 

A special thank you to the growers, venders, shoppers, our manager Sabra Moore, and many friends whose work goes into making each year's annual markets a success.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

It's Autumn at the Española Farmers Market!

NNMC COMMERCIAL KITCHEN: The NNMC Commercial Kitchen is open under the aegis of NNMC. The market has not been able to revive the Jams and Jellies Cooperative. It is possible to obtain a home processing permit from the NMED for cooking jams and jellies. Market staff can assist with the application.

It's now when shoppers make sure that they have food to set aside for the upcoming holidays when it's still fresh and appetizing.

Another season is coming to a close at the Española Farmers Market. Make sure you've had your fill of the treats and special offerings, fresh from the fields.

Monday, September 16, 2019

October is coming soon!

The market closes its doors in the latter part of October. This is a reminder to start thinking about getting over to the market on Mondays, ten to five. Here are some highlights of other markets and their memories preserved.


We continue the Double Up Food Bucks Program (DUFB) this summer season. Vendors redeemed $11,804 in DUFB redemptions in 2018. The guidelines are the same. Customers have been purchasing fruits and vegetables with the distinctive DUFB tokens. Eligible vendors have signed up for this program. For more information, ask at the market headquarters booth on market days.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Facts, Details, and more about the Española Farmers Market!

We're real people buying and selling fruit and produce grown in New Mexico.

 And we're open from June through October during the growing season of Northern New Mexico.

We're an award-winning market and blog. Come, visit, and stay a while on Mondays.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Highlights of the Española Farmers' Market!

You'll be in the front of the line on Mondays when the Española Farmers Market is open during the growing season. Our blog meets the needs of a wide cross section of shoppers during the growing season. Have you been following us? Our award-winning market and blog is a Northern New Mexico treasure.  Celebrate our heritage chiles.

The Española Farmers Market won first prize for a a state market. The awards ceremony was in January of 2019 in Santa Fe. And our blog won first prize from New Mexico Press Women. Nationally, our blog came in third. That's a lot of recognition!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Labor Day Celebration at the Española Farmers' Market!

The Española Farmers Market will be having an all-day free chile roasting from 10 am-4 pm on Labor Day, September 2 with an heirloom chile cook-off at 1:30 pm. Customers can have any bushel of chile purchased at the market roasted free throughout that day. Students from the summer Cooking Up Traditions program will be assisting with the Chile Fest tasting and display of heirloom chile by various growers. 

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 in Española. Come meet old friends, visit with farmers, discover what is growing weekly in the fields and shop for delicious fruits and vegetables. 

Visitors can find fresh corn, peaches, apricots, onions, beans, tomatoes, potatoes of every variety, herbs, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens, local honey, fresh tamales, grass-fed lamb, and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior FMNP, EBT (SNAP) and DUFB as well as cash money.

Children will be able to select a book from the free Kids’ Book Exchange. The 2018 Market postcard is available, and pick up some free bilingual recipe cards at the Market stalls. 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! Contact Sabra Moore at 505-685-4842 for more inforation.
BY SPECIAL REQUEST: Another posting of our special program about the farmers' market in Northern New Mexico.
The Espanola Farmers Market in New Mexico! on Vimeo.

MARKET UPDATE: We accept EBT. We no longer accept Debit. Customers are bale to buy food with wooden tokens that the vendor redeems at the end of the market day. You can sell any food for the EBT tokens, including honey, jams and bread. Last year the market redeemed $12,095 in EBT/SNAP sales.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Another Market Day in the Land of Enchantment. . .

You need to know that the Española Farmers Market is continuing to provide terrific experiences for the residents of New Mexico. You should know about the reasonable prices at the weekly market during the growing season. It's helpful to remember this every week on Mondays from June through October. It's important to keep in mind that the market, ongoing for over two decades, is a must for busy families who love fresh food and local food that includes heritage chiles.

Monday, August 12, 2019

No Dog Days in August at the Española Farmers Market!

Every year the Española Farmers Market publishes a postcard featuring the farmers and friends of the market. In 2018, the market celebrated its 19th annual biggest vegetable and best poem contest. Last year Ross Vargas of La Madera grew the biggest pumpkin. Loranzo Quintana of Cuartales made the best ristra with a scare crow holding the glorious chain of chile peppers. Rudy Cordova picked the biggest apple from his orchard in Hernandez. 

Here is last year's market postcard:

  Some highlights of the market in a single postcard. Stop by the market information table to get your own postcard as a souvenir of the summer.

Hope that you haven't forgotten the  "Biggest Vegetable and Best Poem Contest" each year and how it is an event worth celebrating. Check in with us this fall for the date of the big celebration in October. Stop by the market information booth weekly for children's books, market news, and great conversation. The market is open Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October.