Española Farmers Market will be hosting our Nineteenth Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE & BEST POEM Contest on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 8, 2018. Market hours are 10am-5pm. 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. Growers and students need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10 am on October 8th Contest Day. Winners will be announced at 1:00 pm and ribbons awarded. .All participants & winners will be included in next season’s market postcard.
How did it happen that it's so close to the end of the 2018 market and things are winding down for the season?
There are still several weeks to go. Are you stocking up for the winter? With onions? Squash? Chiles? Pumpkins? If you haven't planned already, start planning now for the lean months ahead. You will be glad you did! Arrive early mornings during the market season when you have access to produce fresh from the field. Be the first in line.