Thursday, October 8, 2015

Get ready for the big market contest and fun day!

Española Farmers Market will be hosting the Sixteenth Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE & BEST POEM Contest on Monday, October 12,. Growers active at the Market can enter their impressive vegetables in the following categories: Biggest heirloom pumpkin, Biggest root vegetable, Prettiest pumpkin, Biggest chile, Oddest vegetable, Wild card vegetable. Students can also subimit poetry about farming or gardening. Growers and students need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10 am on October 12 Contest Day.  Winners will be announced at 1:30 pm and ribbons awarded.           

All participants and winners will be included in next season’s market postcard. Ask at the managers' table for past seasons’ "A Farming Chapbook." The 2013/2014 "A Farming Chapbook" will be the last edition of "A Farming Chapbook."

October 12 is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday market through October 26. 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. Find fresh corn, onions, peas, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, salad greens and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, DUFB, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money.

Children will be able to select a book from the free Kids’ Book Exchange. You will also be able to find free bilingual recipe cards at the market stalls that give ideas for how to prepare some of the produce. Make a collection. You can stroll in the wildflower garden or wander behind the plaza to see what is growing in the community fields. Join with neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market.  Every market is a special day!

Check out the market videos on the Espanola Framers Market YouTube channel. And follow us on Twitter. 

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