Sunday, September 30, 2012

The 2012 Vegetable and Poem Contest and MORE!

The Española Farmers Market is hosting its Thirteenth Annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest on Monday, October 8, 2012. The big vegetables will be displayed all morning and the selections of winning vegetables and poetry will be announced at 1:30 pm. Ribbons will be awarded in several categories: biggest pumpkin, biggest heirloom squash, biggest root vegetable, biggest apple, biggest chile, oddest vegetable and wild card vegetable. Archeobotanist Glenna Dean will be the judge for the vegetables. Former Santa Fe poet laureate Joan Logghe and Santa Clara poet Beat Tsosie-Pena will read the winning poems in the children’s poetry contest. Dexter Trujillo and students will be baking all afternoon in our horno. Copies of the 2011 A Farming Chapbook will be available free to participants on the Contest Day. Winners of this year’s contest will appear in the 2012 Chapbook next season.

 Our October 8th Contest Day is also a regular Market Monday, 10 am- 5pm. The Market is located at 1005 N. Railroad Avenue. Visitors can find heirloom squash, pumpkins, apples, onions, late tomatoes, chile, horno-roasted chicos, and other treats. Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. Join your neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers’ Market enjoying the fine produce, the award-winning vegetable giants and the children’s poetry. The Market continues through October 29th. Every Monday is a special day at the Market! 

For information: Sabra Moore @ (505) 685-4842

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