The countdown has begun for the 2017 season to come to a close. If you came to the Market, you felt it too…crisp air and winter crops! Wagner’s Farm had pumpkins for pies and jack-o-lanters, and will have more the same next Sunday. There were 3 different types of kale at the Market, including kale chips “ready-to-eat”, or “make-at-home” kits. The last of the apples were harvested this Sunday, you probably won’t see many more this season! Finally, now is the time to get your chile roasting done! Green is turning to red… and it’s already starting to dry. We can’t forget the great live music by The Kipsies – thanks for the tunes! There are approximately 3 more Sunday Markets to round off the 2017 season – this may change depending on whether the hard freeze comes later than expected. Either way, vendors will be at the Market next Sunday, along with live music by Joe Gonzales. See you soon!
Did you make it through Balloon Fiesta week? The balloons didn’t fly this morning due to windy skies, but it still turned out to be a beautiful Sunday morning. Thank you to Cross Country for providing amazing live country music at the Market this Sunday! As talented as Cross Country is, the produce took the front stage this morning – we had apples, tomatoes, mushrooms, salad and stir fry greens, and chile roasting! Next Sunday, we will have live music by The Kipsies. It will be cooler on Sunday, so bring some gloves and a jacket, Apple Tree Cafe will provide the hot coffee and breakfast! Sunday 9AM-12PM. See you soon!
The last Wednesday Market of the season has come and gone! The Wednesday Market really speaks the the mission of the Corrales Growers’ Market – providing a place for our our vendors to provide sustainably grown products to the community! Thank you to the vendors and customers that continue to make the Market a success every year. Now that things are slowing down, and the freeze is getting closer, we will be focusing on the Sunday Market, 9AM-12PM! Here, you can learn about the food you’re purchasing! Ask the farmers how they like to prepare their produce, maybe they’ll share a new recipe with you. This Sunday, we will have Eileen & Cross Country providing live music, 9AM-12PM. Also, Apple Tree Cafe, the Sandoval County Master Gardeners, the Market Shop, and the Corrales Makers’ Market will be there, so grab a scarf and come down to say hi! Who knows…maybe there will be a few balloons, too!
The winds were just right to push the balloons right over Corrales this past Sunday! We had four land in the adjacent Rec. Center field, right next to all the artists at the Makers’ Market. Although the Market started off pretty chilly, it turned out to be a very nice day. Thank you to Jimmy Abraham for providing nice live music, as well as everyone that stopped by. This week, Four Moons Farm brought Jujubes to the Market! We haven’t seen these here all season, so hopefully you were able to grab some of these delicious fruits this weekend. As fall continues, we are seeing lots of apples, corn, chile, oyster mushrooms, and flowers. It might freeze some time this month, so don’t wait to stock up on fresh food – fill that freezer up!! Visit vendors this Wednesday (3PM-6PM), as well as next Sunday (9AM-12PM….winter is coming.
Mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and jalapeños… there’s three foods you don’t ever hear in one sentence! Vendors had these items at the Market this Wednesday, as well as tomatoes, okra, peaches, and carrots. The clouds were looming, but that didn’t stop nearly 300 customers from coming out to the Market this Wednesday afternoon. What’s a better way to spend your time? The grocery store can’t compete with locally grown fresh food. The flavors taste so much better when it’s fresh, and everything lasts so much longer, too! Missed us this Wednesday? Come by on Sunday morning, 9AM-12PM and get your fill! There will be live music by local favorite Jimmy Abraham and breakfast burritos/bowls by Apple Tree Cafe. See you soon!
Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day in Corrales, a perfect time to visit Corrales for the festivities. We might be biased… but we thought the Growers’ Market was the best part of the day!! Green chile roasting, live music by The Virginia Creepers, and a whole lot of fresh produce, including tomatoes, green beans, garlic, and kale. You can also find added-value items at the Market, such as decorative ristras, pressed flower cards, balms, and decorative gourds. As October begins, some items will start to slow down, such at tomatoes and green beans, but other items are just about ready, like pumpkins and red chile! You’ll never be disappointed with what you leave with – our next Market is on Wednesday in the same location…3PM-6PM. See you there!
Hope you found a dry place this week! The rain doesn’t seem to want to give up, but we had a nice mid-week Market this week anyways! Tomatoes, dried herbs, garlic, onions, carrots, and tortillas were some of the items at the Market this past Wednesday. Although the rain ended the Market at 5PM, the season continues! The mid-week Markets will continue, and vendors will be here next Wednesday, from 3PM-6PM. But before that, there is going to be quite a part in the Village. It’s that time of year… the Harvest Festival is on this weekend! All day Saturday and Sunday. The Growers’ Market will have extended hours on Sunday, 9AM-1PM! Be sure to get to the Market before 10AM if you with to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Harvest Festival. We will have live old-timey music by The Virginia Creepers, and breakfast burritos provided by Apple Tree Cafe! Also, if you choose to stay for the Harvest Festival, the hay ride stops at the Market. See you this weekend!!