On the first day of the Espanola Farmers Market, there were 15 vendors, more than any other first day opening the season. The anticipated changes are many, and the number of vendors and shoppers are expected to skyrocket as the season progresses. Here's a special highlight of the market on its first day --the arrival of Paulie's Ice Cream truck. It has been a regular feature at the Espanola Farmers Market for the past nine years:
Michelle and Ciddio of Esquibel Orchards had plenty of cherries and greens spread out on their table.
Cherries were the specialty of Peggy, Elefio and Methias Montoya.
Onions were plentiful, as well as peas, salad greens and chard. Sprouts are a new item. And underlying everything was the tender loving care of gardeners and farmers who proudly displayed freshly-picked fruits and vegetables.