Thursday, October 25, 2018

SPECIAL CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 29, 2018—Going strong in 2018

Española Farmers Market will be celebrating the end of our market season with a Pot Luck @ noon on Monday October 29, 2018. Customers and growers are all welcome to bring dishes or simply enjoy food together.

We will also have a public signing of our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a ten-year lease with Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) at 11:30 am, shortly before the Pot Luck. Espanola Farmers Market has occupied the site at 1105 North Railroad Avenue for over ten years. We were awarded this site through a New Mexico State Legislative Appropriation in 2006, “as a permanent site for the Espanola Farmers Market”. Due to the anti-donation clause of New Mexico State, the Market had to select a city, county or state entity as our fiscal sponsor for our legislative proposal. At the time, we were already participating in the NNMC Commercial Kitchen through our Jams and Jellies Cooperative and also wanted to honor the long history of NNMC as a land-grant college with an agricultural base. We chose NNMC as our fiscal sponsor. On Monday we will renew that collaboration with signing of the MOU that restores what had been a twenty-year lease in our 2007 MOU and inaugurate a new decade of cooperation and shared commitment to the rural-based cultures in the Espanola Valley.

Market hours are 10am-4pm. October 29th is also a regular Market Monday; the Market is located at 1105 North Railroad Avenue.  Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday market. Come meet old friends, visit with farmers, and shop for delicious fruits and vegetables freshly picked from the fields. Visitors can find fresh squash and pumpkins, onions, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, and other treats. We accept WIC, Senior WIC, DUFB, EBT (SNAP) as well as cash money.Children will be able to select a book from our free Kids’ Book Exchange. 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!

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