Monday, June 13th is Opening Day for the Espanola Farmers’ Market’s 2011 season. Visit us every Market Monday through Halloween at 1005 N. Railroad Avenue from 10 am- 5pm and enjoy the first fresh fruits and vegetables of the season-quelites, sweet peas, lettuce, mixed greens, onions, garlic, herbs, and other fresh foods. We will have horno bread, pastelitos, honey, jams, USDA-certified grass-fed lamb, buffalo and beef, dried chile, beans, blue corn meal and other special treats. We invite our customers to relax at the Market tables under the shade canopies and enjoy lunch and occasional concerts with local musicians or browse among the thirty Market stalls.
This season, we will be cooking during various Market Mondays in the horno that students built last summer in the Wildflower Garden area and also cultivating a small vegetable garden with students in back of the Market plaza. Eleven vendors and customers have “adopted” flowerbed ovals in the Garden, so visitors will be able to enjoy colorful plants as they grow and bloom.
The Market accepts WIC, Senior WIC, SNAP (formerly EBT) and Debit cards. In July we will host two weekly Market Days; Friday Market starts on July 15th and continues through September 16th from 2-7pm plus our regular Market Mondays. Each Market Day, children can select a free book at our Kids Book Exchange or customers can purchase a dollar raffle ticket for our Monthly Free Bag of Produce. We also have a colorful selection ofMarket aprons, tee shirts or post cards and issues of A Farming Chapbook from previous Market seasons. Come visit us! Every Market Monday and every Friday Afternoon are special events!