Monday, August 23, 2010


Norma Navarro has been working at the Espanola Farmers Market as an assistant to market manager Sabra Moore since June and my, has she been busy. One of her first challenges was to canvas the Espanola business community for contributions for a market portable toilet. It wasn't easy at first, but with persistence she raised $750 from the following businesses: Rigoberto's Mexican Food, El Rodeo restaurant, Cook's, Del Norte Credit Union, Valley Bank, Vecinos del Rio, and the Red Door Cafe. "Small businesses were especially eager to help," she said. Norma will be at the market all season. On Monday she set up a food station to give people a taste of fresh vegetables. The smiles on people's faces summed up their appreciation. In this photo (below) are two of Norma's assistants.
A late August market day is hot and the clouds rumble in the sky before delivering some cool breezes. It's a lot of work to garden and come to market. By the end of the day, everyone's ready for a feast of fresh food. The harvest of corn and chiles is enough to whet anyone's appetite.

Waiting for customers to buy, taste and visit!

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