Happy New Year! As the New Year begins, we’re looking ahead to the Winter Markets of 2017! This weekend was the first Winter Market of the year, and we’ll host vendors for another 3 winter Markets, each held on the first Sunday of every month through April, 11AM-1PM. This morning, there was a wide variety of produce and farm goods, including tomatoes, bok choy, lettuce, apples, and eggs. Thanks to everyone that came out to the Market this morning, we’ll see you next month on Sunday, February 5th, 11AM-1PM!
The season doesn’t seem to want to end! Although everyone was bundled up, vendors had produce you expect to see during our regular season! Apples, radishes, tomatoes, beets and micro-greens were a few items on the grocery list this morning. The Market Shop was also at the Market, and had bags, shirts and baskets for some easy, low-stress holiday shopping. Thanks to everyone that came out, and we hope to see you at our next Winter Market, which will be ringing in the New Year! That’s right – the next Winter Market will be on January 1, 2017 11AM-1PM. How time flies! Hope to see you there.
This time of season is always bittersweet – the vendors at the Corrales Growers’ Market all had a great season, but all good things must come to an end. THANK YOU to everyone that made it to our REAL final market of the regular season. Carrots, flowers, bread, apples and tomatoes were a few of the items at the Market, and it seems like everyone left with a little something to hold them over through until our first winter market of the season in December. That’s right – although the produce and farm goods change during the winter, our Market’s keep on going! The first winter Market of the season will be December 4th, and continue the first Sunday of every month through April 2017. The updated winter Market hours will be 11AM-1PM. We are very thankful for this great season – THANKS to our vendors, customers, musicians and volunteers for making this season such a great success!! See you on Sunday, December 4th, 11AM-1PM!
What a season! We had tractor shows, the Harvest Festival, the volunteer Fire Department appreciation day, and most importantly, locally grown and produced food. We know buying fresh foods at the grocery store can be a bummer after a season of Growers’ Markets. Take this time to think about where this food comes from, and consider having your own indoor herb garden and supporting local food resources available throughout the winter, like La Montanita Co-Op; there is one on the westside in case you didn’t know! THANK YOU to all the vendors and musicians that participated in the Sunday and Wednesday Corrales Growers’ Markets! Also THANK YOU to all the community members from Corrales, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque for supporting local farmers and coming to the Market for your fresh food. Winter Markets are right around the corner. Through April, Corrales Winter Markets will take place the first Sunday of every month in the same location, 11AM-1PM.
As the regular season for the Corrales Growers’ Market winds down, our produce, entertainment, and commitment to the local agriculture movement continues. New Mexico is the perfect place to develop sustainable food resources, and the produce and farm goods the vendors provide for the community never disappoints! This week we saw carrots, radishes, bread, quail and duck, preserves, tomatoes, onions, pomegranates, and SUNFLOWERS! That’s right — sunflowers this time of year! This year, ARCA Organics developed an Honor system U PICK program in which you can visit the field off of Corrales Road just north of Wells Fargo, and pick as many sunflower as you would like for 1$/stem. This is an honor system, so you leave your payment at the field. This program continues through mid-November, which is coming up fast – so don’t miss out!! The Market also thanks String Dinner for excellent live music at the Market – THANK YOU everyone! There is one more Market for the Regular Season – NEXT SUNDAY 9AM-12PM. After that, we switch over to our Winter Market schedule, which is the first Sunday of every month December-April. See you soon!
These Markets are going by too fast! With just two Markets left of the regular season here in Corrales, we are ending the season with the last of the locally grown food for the season and some great live music! This past Sunday, we had live music by Fair Trade Fusion, and they were great! Lots of chile, apples, carrots and fresh bread; we encourage everyone to STOCK UP on your favorites before the season ends – you know you’ll be missing Market vendors when the season ends! Next Sunday, we will have live music by String Dinner and will be doing it all the right way – our focus is on the food! Come down and be apart of it! Sunday 9AM-12PM.