Monday, March 15, 2021

The farmers market's volunteers and staff are getting ready for the 2021 growing season!

We have been publishing about each market's growing seasons since 2007. Some things don't change. Like the preparation for the annual Española Farmers Market season. The grounds must be maintained, new policies set into place, and everybody notified about what's to happen during the growing season. And without our regular and new customers, it wouldn't be the same. Think of how you count on the market to bring home produce that's fresh and loved from the moment a seed is placed in the ground. Think of how you count on seeing friends, old and new!

Monday, February 15, 2021

We had a great 2020 season at the farmers market, considering all the guidelines!

The 2020 Española Farmers' Market was unique, like none other. It's part of our history now. We've been visible and active for years in Northern New Mexico. The farmers' market is something we're all proud of— people show up and are thrilled with the old and prepared for the new. The market doesn't happen without love and spirit. As long as the folks of Northern New Mexico stand behind their farmers' market, it will continue. It may sound peculiar that we had a great year in 2020 with all of the uncertainty and challenges associated with COVID19. We pulled together and pulled off a market that many are saying was "great," considering everything. Thank you, and everyone, for making 2020 a season to remember!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Celebrate Grandparents' Day—today, and for a good reason!

 

Many of the vendors and customers at the Española Farmers Market are grandparents. And it's Grandparents" Day today!

 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Labor Day at the Española Farmers Market... Free chile roasting is still a special event in 2020!

Don't forget the free chile roasting on Labor Day Monday. These images of free chile roastings are a special blast from the past at the Española Farmers Market.



Sunday, August 23, 2020

Española Farmers Market adjusts to the 2020 health guidelines!

 

We're hanging in. The masks are key, as well as different ways of handling the fruit and produce. The Española Farmers Market is still the place to go to get reasonably-priced merchandise that is locally grown with love!

We promised more recipes. Here they are:



Sunday, August 9, 2020

Monday market rolls around again in Española, New Mexico! Mondays—June to October.

We're doing well, in spite of the challenges, at the Española Farmers Market. The harvest came in earlier than usual in 2020.

We couldn't have imagined the challenges of this growing season. Remembering the challenges helps us survive life's rollercoaster ride and how we have overcome the ups and downs. 

Let's get more of our young people involved in growing and harvesting. The elders of this community deserve to know how much we appreciate the market and all the folks (many known and unknown) who have supported the our local market over the years.

Check our blog on a regular basis. Find out what's happening. We love you. We love our market.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

We're thriving at the Española Farmers Market, even with the social distancing!



Considering everything during 2020, the Española Farmers Market is doing well!

Our faces are covered. We're patiently waiting for vendors to load our bags.

And at home, we're having our usual summer feasts of fresh fruit and produce, locally grown.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A refreshing drink from an enthusiastic writer for the Española Farmers Market—



Let’s Toast the Española Farmers Market!

 


Let's make a lovely Berry Baby Bellini, a berry-scented and fizzy alcohol-free cocktail. It's a family treat for summer. This is a colorful drink that’s both fun and memorable, the perfect concoction for a very special toast.

 

Berry Baby Bellini Recipe

Serves 5, time 5 minutes

 

Ingredients 

·      1 cup assorted berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or similar fruit

·      2 tablespoons of sugar

·      1 bottle of sparkling apple cider, alcohol-free

·      5 flute stemmed glasses or tall glasses

 

Directions

1. Add half the berries and sugar into a small bowl or container. Combine with a spoon and muddle until you get a smooth puree.

2. Add two teaspoons of berry puree to each glass and fill halfway with sparkling apple cider. Stir gently.

3. Add a few whole berries to each glass, top with cider, and serve. 

 

About the author

 

Franco Salzillo is a food and wine writer, and a certified sommelier with ten years of experience. He’s most happy when writing about tasty topics, especially drinks that can be served with dishes made from the produce at the Española Farmers Market.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Our Española Farmers Market short film is being viewed around the world!



Who would have thought that our farmers market film would be viewed around the world? Earlier this year, Films for Change, a digital platform from Australia chose you and me and the folks of Northern New Mexico with our apples and squash and corn and onions and more to feature.

We were thrilled with the news last year about being chosen as the Best Farmers Market during the 2019 celebration at the New Mexico state capitol building during Food and Farms Day at the legislature.

Then we were delighted once more when New Mexico Press Women gave us a first-place award for our blog in 2019. We competed nationally for the National Federation of Press Women and received a third-place standing of entries across the US.

A plentiful supply of corn is expected soon. Many of the growers at the Española Farmers Market consider themselves part of the long tradition in Northern New Mexico of food production. Planting started in spring of this year and the results have been laid out for customers with masks and social distancing. Only the vendors are handling the food.

THE TOMATOES AREN'T IN YET, SO BE PATIENT!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Get ready for some mouth-drooling fresh corn on the cob this season!

All the fresh corn isn't in from the fields yet. "Soon." That's what we're saying. This is the time of year when you'll need to stock up on butter and salt and recipes for adding corn to squash dishes. This is a heads up to get ready in the kitchen for steaming and serving corn fresh to you.


And yes, this year —2020—the young people will be working with Dexter Trujillo on market Mondays
preparing special treats that many vendors and market customers get to taste (often).