Growers' Market & Arts and Crafts Fair


The next market will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 8:00 A.M. - Noon 
 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, in the tennis court parking lot


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Beans, Corn, and Chile Celebration

  1. Beans, Corn& Chile: Sample Schwebach's roasted corn and Lauren/Nate's chiles roasted on the grill and other seasonal goodies with guest chef, Angela, one of our great volunteers.
  2. "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
  3. Kids Korner with BeeBee doing face painting

 

Bettman's

Bettman's will have butternut squash

 

Randy's Calabacitas

Although he's known for his great pies, Randy is also a versatile chef. Here is his fall recipe - all the ingredients can be found at the market.

2 zucchini, sliced
2 yellow squash, sliced
large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ cup roasted green chile, chopped
2 cups roasted corn kernels
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup grated aged white cheddar cheese (or other grated or crumbles cheese that will melt)

Saute squash, onion and garlic in olive oil until barely tender.  Add green chile, corn, and cheese; mix together.  Place in greased 13x9 inch baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

 

Music

Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers, a guitar band

 

Market Tables

Lots of great, healthy local produce and products:

Fruit: Apples, asian pears, blackberries, grapes, various melons, peaches, plums

Veggies: Winter squash, beans (green, purple, yellow, long), beets (red, golden), bell peppers, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers (lots of types), eggplant (various types), garlic, okra, onions, shallots, assorted greens (chard, kale, lettuce mixes, stir-fry mixes, sorrel), micro greens, peppers (quite a range), potatoes, okra, radishes, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips

Other:  Basil, dill, mint, edible flowers, fresh herbs, eggs, cheese, green smoothies, jams/jellies, salmon, grass-fed beef, lamb, various breads and pastries, honey, biscotti, tartlets, homemade 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 and 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:

September: Market hours change and starts one hour later ... market starts at 8am and goes on to noon.

September 13: Los Ranchos Citizen Corps

September 20: UNM Med Students will do free blood pressure tests

September 27: Adobe Wool Arts demonstrations

October 4: Balloon Fiesta Local Favorites I: Guest Chef - Kenny, the Fishhugger

October 11: Balloon Fiesta Local Favorites II

October 18: Costume Day

November 8: Last day of regular season markets

December 13: Winter Market - Holiday Cheer, 10am-Noon

 

Upcoming After the Market - Local Events:

September 10 - September 21:  NM State Fair, www.exponm.com 

September 13-14:  Alameda Studio Tour, wwwalamedastudiotour.com 

October 3:  Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze, Fractal Maze, Weekends in October starting October 3, www.riograndefarm.org

October 12:  2014 Local Food Festival and Field Day, 11am-4pm, www.mrcog-nm.gov

 

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.