Sunday, October 3, 2021

DON'T MISS NEXT WEEK! On the downhill slope at the Española Farmer's Market

Española Farmers Market will be hosting its Twentieth First Annual BIGGEST VEGETABLE and BEST POEM Contest on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 11, 2021. Market hours are 9am-2pm. 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. Growers and poets need to deliver all poems and vegetable contestants to the Market by 10:30 am on October 11th, the contest day. Winners will be announced at noon and ribbons awarded by the vegetable judge. Poets will read poems honoring the importance of growing food and caring for our water and land resources. October 11th is also a regular Market Monday. Enjoy the traditional music of Don Bernardo y Los Ultimos midday during every Monday Market through October 28. The Market is located at 1105 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 tomatoes and potatoes of every variety, pumpkins, onions, beans, chile, horno-roasted chicos, fresh chard, and other treats. Fruit has been abundant this year, so put in a supply of apples for the cold months. 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 and enjoy something special cooked in the horno. Join your neighbors and friends at the Española Farmers Market. Every Market is a special day! For information: Sabra Moore @ (505) 685-4842

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