Peak Season in Central New Mexico
August 12, 2018
The peak of the season in New Mexico is the time of year when you can find everything at the Market. Looking for some refreshing watermelon? Or vine-ripened tomatoes? How about some fresh roasted green chile, or some meat to grill? The Market has it all. Shift your thinking about grocery shopping -- a trip to the Market isn't in addition to the grocery store, it's the place you go to purchase food INSTEAD of the grocery store. Supporting local farmers should be integrated into our lives, especially because they are integrated into ours, even if we don't realize it. Take Silver Leaf Farms, for example. Aaron and Elan donated about 1000 pounds of squash to Seed2Need this past week. This means that there is less food going to waste, and members of our community that can't afford to purchase food are eating a little better. Silver Leaf Farms, and other farmers like them, will be at the Market next week during our annual Historic Tractor Show. But before then, if you find that you need some peaches or tomatoes, stop by the Wednesday Market this week, 3PM-6PM. We'll see you soon.
Does Someone Smell Green Chile?
July 11, 2018
The first of the green chile was being roasted at the Market this past Sunday! Checkout the video...too bad you can't smell it through the screen!! Even though the season is producing TONS of fruit, corn, squash, and more, don't forget that you'll be missing this fresh food in the winter. That's why we are thinking about stocking the freezer up now! Most of the veggies are easily blanched and stored; the fruit can be pitted and stored easily too! If you need tips on food storage, speak to the grower you are purchasing it from, they will provide lots of useful info. This Wednesday is another chance to get fresh and local food..directly from the farm! Vendors will be at the Market 3PM-6PM.
First Wednesday Market of the Season
July 11, 2018
Everybody loves fresh, locally grown food. That's why vendors were excited to get the Wednesday Markets going this season... a little earlier than previous years! The first Wednesday Market of the season started off with a variety of food - including peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, flowers... the list goes on. If you didn't make it down this afternoon, come do your grocery shopping this Sunday, and enjoy some breakfast and live music by Up The Holler. See you soon!
It's Fruit Season at the Market
July 1, 2018
What a Market! The season is in full swing in central New Mexico...that means you can find blackberries, tomatoes, flowers, cherries, apricots, and so much more at the Market. THANK YOU to 80 Jackson Street for providing some fantastic music at the Market. It's a busy next couple of weeks in Corrales - this next Wednesday will be the 4th of July Parade; next Sunday (July 8th) will be another fantastic Market with music by Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers, then Wednesday, July 11th will be the first Wednesday afternoon Market of the season! Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming events! Happy 4th!!
It's Fruit Season at the Market
June 24, 2018
Although it was mighty hot, there was a whole bunch of fruit to choose from, including multiple types of cherries and apricots! We had two musical guests at the Market this weekend - THANKS to Bosque Bassoonists and Celestial Blue for coming out. Next week, it will be another scorcher, but the plants don't mind it as much, so there will be more the same delicious food. 80 Jackson Street will be playing some great music next weekend, so bring a hat, some cold water and your grocery basket, and come enjoy the Market!
Corrales Tractor Club and Eileen & Cross Country at the Father's Day Market
June 17, 2018
This Father's Day in Corrales was something special. Eileen & Cross Country was at the Market, and if you've never heard them play live, you're missing out. This band plays a variety of rock/country music that makes you want to dance. It was a perfect pairing with the Tractor Show, and this year, the Corrales Tractor Club brought out 15 tractors to the Market--some we haven't seen before! Summer is officially starting in a few days, which means all your favorite veggies and fruits are coming into season. This weekend, we saw more cherries and sweet snap peas, as well as the first of the apricots. Come down next Sunday and transition your grocery shopping to the Market, you won't be disappointed in the food selection, and you'll be supporting local agriculture!
No good excuse for missing these Markets!
June 10, 2018
The Growers Market on Sundays are meant to be a stress-free, enjoyable grocery shopping experience for the community. This means you can bring your kids -- including your four-legged children -- to the Market, eat some breakfast, and do a little meal-planning for the week. Our vendors have it all, including the essentials: poultry, bison, eggs, and bread, as well as all the seasonal produce to go with it; kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, honey, cherries...the list goes on. Next week, the annual Father's Day Tractor Show is happening, with live music by Cross Country Trio. Come down, enjoy the tractors, and get some amazing, fresh, delicious food! See you soon.
June's here...which means it's Market Season!
Cherries, kale, empanadas, and snap peas... what more could you ask for? These were just a few of the items at the Market this past weekend; vendors will have more of the same--and more--next Sunday. Special thank you to Spankey Lee for a delightful set of live music, we got to see all the kids do the hokey pokey!! Next week will be music by Lone Piñon. And the Sunday after that will be the Fathers' Day Tractor Show!! Market you calendars. See you soon!