BeyondTaos–August 26, 2016
Here, on Saturday mornings, Taos Plaza is the place to be. Besides farm-fresh produce and home-baked goods, there’s music, palm-reading, kids activities including puppet shows and crafts with the Harwood staff, and meeting up with friends.
Taos Farmers Market will continue through November 19, but some of the neighboring communities’ markets end sooner. Here are the schedules (in A to Z order, all over the map) and some snapshots. Before fall arrives, visiting a few of these markets could be a good reason to take a drive and remember why you love living in northern New Mexico.
Northern New Mexico Farmers Markets, with mileage from Taos Plaza.
Angel Fire Art & Farmers Market
Location: Frontier Plaza
Schedule: Sundays, 10:00am-3:00pm
2016 Season: June 26-September 4
Specialties: Local and regional artists, live music, food artisans and fresh produce.
Aztec Farmers Market
(198 miles northwest)
Location: 1409 W. Aztec Blvd.
Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00pm
2016 Season: July 6-October 26
Dixon Farmers Market
(26.5 miles south)
Location: 215 Hwy. 75, Dixon
Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:30pm-6:30pm
2016 Season: June 8-October 18
Facts: Accepts EBT Double Bucks, WIC & Senior checks
Specialties: berries, greens, eggs, occasionally local buffalo from Picuris. Market for 14 years!
Eagle Nest: Moreno Valley Farmers Market
(30.8 miles northeast)
Location: Golden Eagle RV Park, 540 W. Therma/Hwy. 64, Eagle Nest
Schedule: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
2016 Season: June 17 – September 2
Fact: Accepts WIC & Senior checks
Farmington Growers Market
(203 miles west)
Location: The Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E Main St.
Schedule: Saturdays, 8:00am-12:00pm; Tuesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm
2016 Season: Saturdays, June 11-October 29; Tuesdays, July 5-October 29
Facts: Accepts EBT, Debit, WIC & Senior checks
Northern NM Growers & Makers Exchange
(39 miles north)
Location: Corner of Hwy 522 & Hwy 38, Questa
Schedule: Sundays, 10:00am_2:00pm
2016 Season: June 12-October 16
Facts: Supporting small-scale producers and makers – home bakers and canners, crafters and youth. Cash, trade, and barter system between the buyer and seller.
Specialties: Pop-up coffee shop, produce, baked goods, homemade jams, flowers, ice cream; live music, local artists.
Raton First Street Market
(96 miles northeast)
Location: 100 S. First Street
Schedule: Saturdays, 1:00-4:00pm
2016 Season: July 4-October 1
Facts: WIC and Senior checks
Tse Daa K’aan (Shiprock/Humpback) Community Farmers Market
(305 miles west)
Location: 2710 US 64 (behind Flowing Water Casino)
Schedule: Saturdays, 10:00am -2:00pm
2016 Season: Late June to Mid October
Facts: Accepts WIC & Senior checks
Taos Farmers Market
Location: Taos Plaza
Schedule: Saturdays, 8:00am-12:30pm
2016 Season: May 14-November 19
Facts: Accepts EBT Double Bucks, Debit, WIC & Senior checks
Specialties: farm direct groceries from 7 No NM counties & Costilla Co., CO. Baked goods, grassfed meats, eggs, jams, chutneys, flowers & plants; live music & local artists. Includes growers from these Northern New Mexico counties: Taos, Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Costilla County, Colorado.
Taos Pueblo Red Willow Market
(3 miles north)
Location: 885 Star Rd.
Schedule: Wednesdays, 10:00am-5:00pm
2016 Season: June 8 – end October (indoors in winter)
Facts: Accepts EBT Double buck, WIC & Senior checks
Specialties: Blue corn products, baked goods, organic, grassfed beef, bison, flowers, plants, essential oils
Find maps to, and of, all these communities on BeyondTaos.