Thursday, August 25, 2011

News from the New Mexico's #FarmersMarkets

The August newsletter is here and the next Mountainair Farm & Garden Market is almost here too: 8-11am August 27, just around the corner from the annual Sunflower Festival featuring art, vendors, live music, the Community Library's annual book sale and more. Check the festival schedule and make a day of it. 

Vendors and home bakers considering vending: take advantage of licensing waiver for one day events: bring out your best baked goods to sell.

Peak Season is Here
If you have not yet been to a farmers' market this season, now is the time to go. From now until mid-September is considered "peak season," which means that markets have a lot to offer, including perennial favorites such as green chile, corn, and tomatoes. Find out where and when to find your local market on our website,

What's Available...

In addition to everyone's favorite green chile, there is an abundance of products available this time of year. Check your local market for the following peak-season favorites:
  • Beans
  • Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cabbage
  • Carrots, Beets & other Root Vegetables
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Garlic, Onions & Leeks
  • Greens (salad and cooking)
  • Green Chile & other Peppers (many markets offer roasting)
  • Melons, Peaches & Berries
  • Okra
  • Potatoes & Radishes
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes
In addition, many markets offer a variety of other specialty fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, breads and processed foods such as jams and salsas.

Programs Continue to Help Make Good Food Affordable for All: With market season in full swing, here is an update of current programs that help connect low-income New Mexicans to the freshest foods available at many of the state's farmers' markets.

Read the rest of the August newsletter at News from the New Mexico's Farmers' Markets: stories include New Pilot Project: Fruit & Veggie Prescription Program; August Bounty: Melons, Peppers; Programs Continue to Help Make Good Food Affordable for All; Corn, Delicious Corn; Recipe: Summer Vegetable Couscous ... and great pictures of New Mexico Farmers Market bounty. Subscribe for your own copy...

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