Growers' Market & Arts and Crafts Fair


The next market will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 7:00 A.M. - Noon 
 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107 in the tennis court parking lot


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Flower Festival

Flowers give us a smile and brighten our day.  Flowers are an important part of our growers market - fresh bouquets, dried arrangements, seasonal plants, edible flowers and more.   This is the peak of the flower season.  Lots of fresh flower bouquets featuring a wide range of types and colors of flowers.  (see photos here)  

  • Children's Corner with flower drawing and bubble blowing
  • Ask our expert growers such as Tom Fay, Mary Moses, August, and others about growing, arranging and drying flowers
  • Ask Jeffrey and Elaine (Hand to Mouth Foods) about growing and using edible flowers
  • Arts/Crafts vendors will have flower-themed locally made products
  • Italian Ice will be back!  

Music

Music by Dave and Wally

 

Market Tables

Lots of great, healthy local produce and products including beets & turnips (Root Cellar Farms) plums, peaches, basil, eggplant, peppers, beans (green, purple, long) blackberries, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, zucs and other summer squash, oyster mushrooms, garlic, shallots, lots of assorted greens (spinach, chard, kale, lettuce mixes, stir-fry mixes), micro greens, sorrel, radishes, carrots, onions, edible flowers, fresh herbs, eggs, cheese, green smoothies, jams/jellies, lamb, various breads and pastries,  honey, biscotti, tartlets, home-made granola, fresh bouquets, seasonal plants, plant starts, herb plants, house plants, dried herbs, culinary herbal mixes,  burritos, pastries, hot coffee, and more!

 

Arts and Crafters

Arts and crafters feature creative and unique gifts including wind chimes, jewelry, soaps, batiked & tie-dyed T-Shirts, women and little girls clothing, handbags, knit, woven, silk painted scarves, functional pottery, tiles, carved gourds, stained glass, mosaic tables, fabric table runners, felt art, silkscreened dishtowels, greeting cards, origami, wood boxes, turned wood items, children's cloth books, all handmade by NM artists.

 

Upcoming Markets:

August 9: Cooking in the Village/Peak of the Harvest

September 6: Beans, Corn, and Chile/"Ask the Experts" - NMSU Specialists will be here to answer your questions

  • Natalie Goldberg - plant pathologist 
  • Carol Sutherland - entomologist - insect specialist
  • Jason French - plant diagnostics specialist

September 13: Los Ranchos Citizen Corps

 

Inclement Weather

Winter Markets will be held in the parking lot.  In case of inclement weather, the markets will be held in the barn...just steps away.  

 

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 2014 season:

 

Market Regular Season

The market’s regular season starts May 3rd!  It runs from May through mid-November.  Hours are 7:00 A.M. – Noon between May – August.  Hours are 8:00 A.M. – Noon between September – mid-November.  

 

Market Winter 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.
 

Sponsors

This wonderful event is sponsored by Village of Los Ranchos, 770 KKOB News Radio, the Weekly Alibi and the New Mexico Farmers' Markets.  A great local resource is the Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments Agriculture Collaborative

 

Other Info

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.