Growers' Market & Arts and Crafts Fair
The next market will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015, from 7:00 A.M. - Noon
6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, in the tennis court parking lot
Fourth of July Celebrations
Lots of great local produce and products for your picnics - some ideas include
- grilling salmon or beef or lamb
- add onions and summer squash to the grill too
- fruit salad - peaches are also delicious on the grill
- fruit and cheese plate
- various breads
- pies and chocolates
- fresh flower bouquets
- red/white & blue soy candles for your table!
There are a lot of choices of fresh, local produce and products including:
Apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries, basil, peas, spring onions, green garlic, lots of assorted greens (spinach, chard, kale, lettuce mixes, stir-fry mixes), micro greens, beets, fennel, carrots, turnips, rhubarb, sun chokes, edible flowers, fresh herbs, eggs, pecans, smoothies, jams/jellies, cheeses, grass-fed beef, Alaskan wild salmon, various breads and pastries, chocolates, pecans, honey, biscotti, tartlets, home-made granola, home-made 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: Musical wind chimes, large selection of handcrafted jewelry, cold processed soaps, lotions and soy candles. Batiked and tie-dyed T-Shirts, women and little girl clothing, handbags, knitted scarves, ceramic ornaments, quilts, and table runners. Decorative and functional pottery, tiles, felt art for home and heart, stained glass, & mosaic tables. Beautiful wood home accessories, toys, and frames, fabric books, block printed and silkscreened textiles, hand painted silk scarves, greeting cards, origami, detailed paper-cuts; all handmade by NM artists.
Upcoming Special Events
July 11: Lavender and Garlic Festival (extended hours to 1pm)
The market will feature fresh cut lavender bouquets, lavender plants, companion plants, special lavender products, various types of garlic, and special products featuring garlic. Arts/Crafts vendors will have unique items showcasing lavender and garlic.
4-H students will have a booth with face painting and tattoo, and will be selling watermelon!
Ask the Expert Tent:
- 7:45 - 8:15: Growing Garlic Phil Herlan
- 8:30 – 9:00: Growing Lavender & Companion Plants Jennifer Hobson
- 9:15 – 10:00: Cooking with Lavender and Garlic Mia Maes
- 10:15 – 10:45: Cooking with Lavender – Sweets Matthew Hartman
- 11:00 – 11:30: Using Lavender / Lavender wand demo Monica Canaris
- 11:45 – 12:15: Natural Beauty Products Betty Kloppenburg
- 12:30 – 1:00: Cooking with Lavender and Garlic Mia Maes
July 11: Lavender and Garlic Festival (extended hours to 1 pm)
July 18: Business spotlight: L'Amour Baking Company, 6920 Fourth Street NW, 505-345-0273, www.lamourbaking.com
July 25: Flower Festival
August 8: Peak of the Season featuring Bernalillo County Extension Nutritionists
August 15: Rio Grande Canine Barrel Racing demo on the green from 9-10am
September 5: Beans, Corn, and Chile featuring roasted corn sampling by Denise's Delight Catering and Family Fun coordinated by North Valley Academy
September 12: Los Ranchos Citizen Corps
September 19: Fall veggies/salmon/beef - guest chef, Kenny the Fishhugger; Lapdog Rescue Adoption Day in the barn and on the green
2015 Summer Food Preservation Classes
2015 summer food preservation classes offered by Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service. For a full list of classes, dates, and times: http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu or call 243-1386 for more information.
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.
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:
- Growers: Contact Sue Brawley at 890-2799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts/Crafts: Contact Josie Mohr or Rita Ryan at the market, or visit the website at www.losranchosartsandcrafts.com
- Facebook: Get the latest information about the Los Ranchos Growers' Market by becoming a fan on Facebook.
Market Regular Season
The market’s regular season starts May 2nd! 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.
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.
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.