August ends but the fresh food keeps coming

This time of year, there isn’t much of a reason to visit the produce section of the grocery store. You can find all the seasonal fresh produce you need at the Growers’ Markets. “Local food” means that you can have a conversation with the person that grew your food; it means that it was picked when it was ripe yesterday or the same day as the Market, which means it will taste like it’s meant to; and, it means you are supporting agriculture in your community. This Wednesday’s Market had a whole bunch of local food – three different varieties of cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, chile, onions, carrots, tortillas, bread, kale, zucchini, green beans, and flowers! Use this great time of the year to embrace what “local food” really means. Sunday is another chance to participate, with live music by Los Radiators – 9AM-12PM. See you soon! WIC accepted.

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Sol Calypso at the Sunday Market

It’s always nice to have Sol Calypso at the Market – they sound like no other, and watching how happy they are when they play is contagious. Thank you Sol Calypso! Now’s the time to start thinking about stocking that freezer with chile, corn, and zucchini! This time of year is prolific – and we will all miss it when the season comes to an end in November. We had over 40 vendors this Sunday, and each had something a little different. Flowers, chile, corn, apples, plums, peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes are just a few of the delicious items at the Market. And don’t forget the buffalo, salmon, and beef! If you can’t attend the Sunday Market, stop by on Wednesday. The Market is smaller, but that means fewer crowds. Wednesdays 3PM-6PM. See you soon!

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Back-to-School Mid-Week Market

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to get into a routine! Make the mid-week Market in Corrales part of it…we have exactly what you need for the rest of the week, and are centrally located in Corrales. This week, vendors showed up with all sorts of goodies, including cantaloupe, tomatoes, peaches, green beans, onions and sweet white corn. The produce selection is pretty consistent this time of year, so you can skip most of the produce section in the grocery store and get the really fresh food at the Market! This Sunday, we will have more of the same, with the addition of chile roasting and live music by Sol Calypso. See you soon – 9AM-12PM.

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Tractors, Chile Roasting and Live Music by Willard n’ Nadine

What a market! The weather could not have been any better for the annual Historic Tractor Show! The overcast skies provided some much needed relief from the sun, and a lot of people took advantage of it. A special THANK YOU goes out to Corrales Tractor Club members Tony, Ross, Troy, Jason and Mark for bringing their amazing tractors to the Market and hanging out with us all morning long!! Seems like chile is on everyone’s mind – the three roasters at the Market couldn’t keep up. Now’s the time to stock up on green chile – there many different varieties at the Market, from mild to hot. Our roasters make peeling chile easy – so skip the chile at the grocery store and get it from the source! This Wednesday, the mid-week Market continues…you can expect to find all sorts of fresh produce, including tomatoes, chile, onions and cucumbers. Same location, fewer lines – Wednesday 3PM-6PM; WIC accepted

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Wednesday Markets in August

Thanks to all who came out to the Market this Wednesday to support our vendors. Now’s the time to switch to grocery shopping at the Growers Markets – this week, vendors had carrots, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, pears, green beans, bread, and much more! We’ve got a lot going on this weekend – Sunday is the annual Historic Tractor Show at the Market. Tractors, provided by the Corrales Tractor Club, live music and breakfast starts at 9AM and runs through 12PM. We will have live music by Willard n’ Nadine, as well as fresh chile roasting, the Master Gardeners will be there, along with all the Corrales vendors you’ve grown accustomed to seeing. Get there early to find a nice parking spot and avoid waiting in line! See you soon.

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Le Chat Lunatique at the Market

What a weekend! A very special thanks goes out to Le Chat Lunatique for providing some amazing music for the Market this past Sunday – they sure do gather a crowd! This week, the Market was bigger than its been all season, with 40 vendors selling locally produced food! Seems like everything is in season now, including green chile, tomatoes, peaches, apples, blackberries, and figs! Wednesday, 3PM-6PM will be our mid-week Market in Corrales, then we will be getting ready for one of our biggest events in Corrales – the Historic Tractor Show will take place next Sunday, August 20th 9AM-12PM. We’ll have like music, and all the local food and tractors you’ve ever wanted! Get here early to do your grocery shopping, then enjoy the tractors with friends and family. See you soon!

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What a Wednesday…Sunny skies and locally grown food!

The Wednesday Market is a nice way to break up the week, especially as the countdown continues until school starts! THANK YOU to everyone that came out and supported the mid-week Market! People that came left with tomatoes, corn, bell peppers, bread, squash, cucumbers, and onions. 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, come visit us your way home from work. Also, thank you for the county offices coming to the Market to sign people up for the WIC/SNAP programs – this is what local food is all about…community! If you couldn’t make it this week, the mid-week Market runs through mid-fall. Better yet, come visit vendors on Sunday, 9AM-12PM. It’s busier, with a lot more going on, including live music by Le Chat Lunatique and breakfast by Corrales favorite, Apple Tree Cafe. Either way, see you soon!! 

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