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Questa Farmers Market Kicks Off 2nd Year - The Village of Questa Visitor Center

Posted Jun 2, 2018

Questa Farmers Market (QFM) opens this Sunday, June 3rd, with live music and local foods. Come for lunch, connect with community, and get your veggies for the week. Mario Trujillo, the lead vocalist of rocking country band, Reckless Taos, will perform from 11am to 2pm. The QFM is held in the visitor center parking lot near the corner of Hwys 522 and 38.

The QFM is a small market with the aspiration to grow and better serve northern Taos County and southern Colorado. This market accepts EBT/SNAP, participates in the double-up-food-bucks program, and accepts WIC and the Senior Nutrition Program checks.

A farmers market can be a major driver in regenerating the local food system: it creates an agricultural outlet and employment, builds community resilience, supports multigenerational engagement, makes opportunities for entrepreneurs, youth, and others’ economic activities, and brings residents and visitors an enjoyable and regular event all summer long.

“Our market’s most important goals are: to empower members, provide healthy and local food, and support the innovative spirits of Questa and nearby communities” states Market Manager, Gaea McGahee.

The QFM extends an open invitation for your participation and input. This season, they hope to host music and special events each Sunday. There are 20 market days, June 3 to Oct 14; they are putting the call-out to vendors, patrons and participants to help build a vibrant community space.

Things to look for this season: Cerro Vista Farms and a growing number of local gardens and small farms, special cooking events prepared on-site like chicharrones and handmade tortillas, music and a puppet show, frito pies and watermelon water, direct-trade coffee made pour-over style, and more.

Join the QFM vendors in the Questa Village center on Sundays, 10am - 2pm until Oct 14. Keep dollars local and enjoy the fruits of summer, together.

For more information go to QuestaFarmersMarket.org or Facebook: QuestaFarmersMarket. Contact the Market Manager, Gaea McGahee, at growersmakers@gmail.com or call 575-224-2102.

Questa Farmers Market is a program of Localogy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Questa, NM.

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