Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 9th is the Biggest Vegetable and Poem Contest for 2017!

Española Farmers Market will be hosting the 18th annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE & BEST POEM Contest on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 9, 2017. Market hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Growers active at the market can enter their impressive vegetables in the following categories: Biggest heirloom pumpkin, Biggest root vegetable, Biggest chile, Oddest vegetable, Wild card vegetable, Prettiest ristra, Best corn, Biggest sunflower head or dried gourd. Students or adults can also read poetry about farming or gardening.

This year—2018—is the 23rd year of the Española Farmers Market. We've been hosting the Biggest vegetable and poem contest for 18 years, and market blog for over a decade. Española has a secret for bringing people together. It's the farmers' market.

Growers and students should deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10 am on October 9th contest day.  Winners will be announced at 1 pm and ribbons awarded. All participants and winners will be included in next season’s market postcard.

October 9th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday market through October 30th The market is located at 1105 North Railroad Avenue in Española, NM. 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, DUFB, EBT (SNAP) and Debit as well as cash money.

Children can select a book from our free kids’ book exchange. 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 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!

For information: Market Manager Sabra Moore, (505) 685-4842

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