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!!
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.