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!!
Although it’s cooling off, the Market was as lively as ever this past Sunday. The Squash Blossom Boys made it to the Market, and we got to hear some great live music…they’ve been playing for the Market for the past 15 years…thank you Squashies! Thinking forward towards the end of the season, it’s time to get the big ticket items you’ll want for the winter…so pack your freezer full of roasted green chile, chopped onions, blanched green beans and zucchini, and de-cobbed corn! These are easy things to prep for a big payoff. Also, vendors have red chile ristras, pinto beans, dried spices and chile powder, and preserves to stock the pantry. You don’t need to wait until next Sunday to get these items – vendors will be at the Market this Wednesday 3PM-6PM. If you want to avoid the Harvest Festival crowds next Sunday, Wednesday is a good alternative. See you soon!
If you’ve been outside in the early morning or evening, you have felt it…fall is here! This means that it’s time to savor all the fresh food you can from the Market, and stock your freezers up before the season comes to an end! Although we still have a month and a half left, nows the time to stock up on roasted green chile, tomato sauce and salsa, onions, and corn. This week’s mid-week Market had all of the above, and more, including fresh flowers, squash, and grapes. This Sunday, the fun continues with the Squash Blossom Boys, Apple Tree Cafe, and the Corrales Makers’ Market next door. Come down and hang out with vendors, 9AM-12PM this Sunday.
Today was all about the people that go above and beyond in Corrales. Each year the Market takes a day to thank our emergency responders for being there when we need them! A special thank you goes out to the Corrales Fire Department for coming to the Market this Sunday and showing off their new brush truck! It’s the envy of the state! Also, thank you goes to The Tumbleweeds for providing great live music for everyone at the Market. This Wednesday, from 3PM-6PM, vendors will be at the Market with more peak-season produce and farm goods, including tomatoes, corn, cumbers, and carrots. It’s beginning to feel a little bit like fall, and you know you’ll miss this Markets when the season comes to an end in November. Now’s the time to freeze green chile and veggies and can tomatoes, apples, and salsa! See you at the next Market!
The Wednesday Market helps to break up the week, especially as we get back into the swing of the school year. A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out and supported the Wednesday Market! People that came left with garlic, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, and flowers, to name a few of our favorites. Our mid-week Market is the best kept secret in the Albuquerque area – no lines for locally grown and produced food! We are a short 10 minute drive from the Alameda/Coors intersection, so come visit us your way home from work. This Sunday, we are very happy to host the local Fire Department for the annual Fire Department Appreciation Day at the Market. Come visit our Corrales Fire Fighters on Sunday, 9AM-12PM. We’ll have live music by The Tumbleweeds and breakfast by Apple Tree Cafe. See you soon!!
It was a nice day at the Market this weekend – we had live music by Mood Swing, breakfast by Apple Tree Cafe, and, most importantly, peak-of-the-season produce! Hopefully you crossed a lot of items off your grocery list – ground beef, salmon, corn, roasted green chile, peaches, and watermelon! You can’t beat the smell of fresh roasted green chile, this weekend we had four vendors roasting chile on site. We also have the Corrales Pet Mayor elections ongoing each Sunday until the Harvest Festival at the end of the month. This time of the year gets pretty busy at the Markets – don’t miss out! The next Market will take place this Wednesday, 3PM-6PM. See you soon!