Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
The next market is Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, in the tennis court parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the market will be held in the adjacent community barn.
Special Events October:
Sat. Oct. 20: Costume Day (8 am - noon)
* Folks of all ages and pets can come in costume
* Trick-or-treat at vendor stands; free recipes, coloring sheets
* Face painting with Bee Bee, the clown
* Have your picture taken with Cider Man
* Tap your toes to the music of Rob Roman, guitarist
Sat. Nov. 10: Last market of the regular season (8 am - noon)
Market Tables Note: Lots of fresh local produce and products!
Squash - winter as well as summer squash, roasted green chile, Hot peppers, bell and sweet peppers, tomatoes - slicers, heirlooms, cherry tomatoes and more! Pomegranates, apples, pears, beets, beans - various types, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, turnips, okra, assorted greens, onions, potatoes, garlic, leeks, fresh herbs, mixed flower bouquets, seasonal plants, eggs, jams/jellies, various pastries (regular and gluten free), honey, local products, burritos, Go Wild popcorn, hot coffee, ice tea and more!
Squash: Delicious winter squash is now at the market. Lots of varieties: spaghetti squash, pie pumpkins, butternuts, acorn, and others.
The Los Ranchos Art Market is a wonderful place to find creative and unique products handcrafted by New Mexico artists. Available products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, wooden home accessories, crocheted hats, toys, and other goodies, wind chimes, soap and other personal care products, quilts and other fabric creations, leather products, batik t-shirts, photographs, wall art in various styles and mediums, metal products, tie dyed wearables, upcycled furniture, pet products, knives, and candles. There is always something new to discover!
Every Saturday from 7:00 am - Noon (May - August) and 8:00 am - Noon (September - Mid-November)
Growers’ Market Manager
Colene Montoya is the volunteer manager. Colene, a Los Ranchos resident, has been a vendor for over 10 years. Ziggy, her golden retriever, is always at the market with her and loves customer attention! Colene grows a wide range of vegetables and fruits such as onions, potatoes, tomatoes, greens, strawberries, plums as well as other seasonal items. Mary Moses will continue to coordinate the WIC program; Cathy Lewandowski will continue to arrange for music; and Sue Brawley will help with paperwork, email and Facebook.
Local Programs & Events
Solar Fiesta: Sat. 20 October, 10 am - 4 pm, 1710 Bellmch Ave NW (near Explora). Info: email@example.com
Maize Maze: Sat/Sun Oct 20/21 and Sat/Sun Oct 27/28 11 am - 6 pm. Rio Grande Community Farm/ Los Poblanos Open Space. Info: riograndefarm.org
Farmstrong at the Maize Maze - Race and Fun Run: Sat. Oct 27, 11 am: live music, beer garden, 5k/10k/fun run, pumpkins and explore the maze. Rio Grande Community Farm/ Los Poblanos Open Space. Info: riograndefarm.org
Conservation Easements - Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District, Thursday October 25, 5:30 - 7 pm at the AgriNature Center. For more info contact 505-510-3478
Winter Vegetable and Raised Bed Gardens: John Garlisch, NMSU Bernalillo County Extension, Sat. Nov. 10, 9 am - noon at the AgriNature Center
Vendor Contact Information
The Los Ranchos Growers' and Arts/Crafts Market has been operating every season since 1992. For vendors who would like to participate in the 2018 season:
Vendors: For those who would like to participate in the 2018 season:
Growers: Contact Colene Montoya at 610-9591 or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists: The Art Market has completed vendor selection for the 2018 season. The selection process for the 2019 season will begin in February.
Winter Market Season
The market’s winter season is the second Saturday of the month and is from 10:00 A.M. - Noon. Please visit the Village’s calendar, refer to the posted signs at the Growers’ Market, pick-up a Los Ranchos Village Vision Magazine, or see the contact information above if you would like more information.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors:
770 KKOB: radio sponsor
Village of Los Ranchos
New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association
Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments Agriculture Collaborative: http://www.mrcog-nm.gov/local-food
The market now accepts WIC/Senior Checks.
Map to Market
*Markets will be held outdoors unless there is bad weather then the markets will be in the community barn.