Market Basket Demo September 8th During First Responder Appreciation Day!
August 25, 2019
Join us on Sunday, September 8th at the Growers Market for a special activity accompanying First Responders Day. You may have seen the colorful, handcrafted market baskets for sale at the Market Shop during the Growers Market. These baskets are created by women artisans in Ghana, Africa. On Sunday the 8th, we will be unpacking a new shipment. This is your chance to get wet! The baskets arrive flattened from transport. We will have a large tub of water for soaking the natural grass baskets and then YOU can form them into their beautiful, round shape - a fun hands on experience for you and the kids! A large selection of colors and sizes will be available, so grab a basket to take home full of fresh fruits and veggies. Keep it handy for every time you come to the Market and everywhere else you shop!
The market baskets are made from elephant grass by women weavers in a Fair Trade Cooperative in Ghana, Africa called African Market Baskets. The market chose to offer these lovely handmade baskets to support hundreds of women who are paid a fair wage for their weaving. There are wonderful photographs of the artisans and the weaving process at www.AfricanMarketBaskets.com. The women also receive school supplies and health care for their families through the affiliated nonprofit www.WeavingHope.org. What a great cause to support AND make it easy and stylish to carry home your locally grown food! Remember, that these baskets are not just for the Growers Market! You can carry them around the village and beyond for all your shopping.
First Responders Day is when we get to meet and thank the local firefighters, police officers and village staff for their commitment and service. Let’s show them we appreciate having a safe place to live, work and raise our families by saying hello. Bring the kids for a closeup look at a fire truck and brush truck, and we may even get a visit from a rescue helicopter!
Special thank you to the fire department for supplying the water to soak the market baskets.
Corrales Garden Tour - Sunday, June 2nd
May 25, 2019
Celebrating the Corrales Garden Tour’s 10th Anniversary, this year the tour offers a special retrospective, presenting gardens from the first five years. They were lovely then — how have they matured? What have the owners done to enhance them? These gardens fulfill their owners’ dreams. Visit and enjoy the differences or see these early gardens for the first time and find ideas for your own garden! More info and tickets can be found on the Corrales Garden Tour Website. Sunday, June 2nd, 9AM - 4PM.
March Winter Market and the Art of Chili with ArtsAlive!
February 25, 2019
The first Sunday in March was perfect - thanks for joining us to support local growers’ and get your hands on some seasonal food. We hope you had time to stay in Corrales after the Market, and visit the art galleries and sample/vote for your favorite chili recipe in ArtsAlive! Art of Chili! Info can be found here. Wagner’s Farm was participating with their famous recipe at Galleria De Corrales. Thanks to everyone that stopped by!
ArtsAlive and Ex Novo Open House
January 27, 2019
We snapped a few pictures from The Art of Brewing at Ex Novo in Corrales this weekend. Thanks to Joel, Dave and the whole Ex Novo team for hosting ArtsAlive and the open house!