Sunday, October 5, 2014

The annual biggest vegetable and best poem contest

Española Farmers Market will be hosting our Fifteenth Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE and BEST POEM Contest on Monday, October 13th. Growers active at the Market can enter their impressive vegetables in the following categories: Biggest pumpkin, Biggest heirloom squash, Biggest root vegetable, Biggest or prettiest melon, Biggest chile, Oddest vegetable, Wild card outstanding vegetable. Students can also submiit poetry about farming or gardening. Growers and students need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10am on October 13th Contest Day.  Winners will be announced at 1:30 pm and ribbons awarded.           

All participant winners will be included in next season’s 2013/2014 A Farming Chapbook. 2012/2011 A Farming Chapbook is available free to participants from those contest years at the Market on October 13, 2014.

October 13th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday Market through October 27th. The Market is located at 1005 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 corn, onions, peas, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, FVRx, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money.

Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. The 2013 Market postcard is available and you will also be able to find free bilingual recipe cards at the Market stalls, giving you ideas for how to prepare some of the tasty produce. You will want to make a collection. 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!