Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Support Mountainair Farm & Garden Market

Market organizer Nancy Stone writes,

Mountainair Farm and Garden Market Supporters,

A word of encouragement and a request for your continuing support for the Saturday Farm and Garden markets. Opening  day showed strong interest and support by the local community, visitors and vendors alike. We offered special attractions to celebrate and make the occasion festive. Now we need your help to support the market and keep it growing. Like any worthy, longterm project, this one calls for cultivation to grow it steadily by word of mouth and cooperation. It won't happen overnight or without community involvement. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Farmers Market Plant Sales and Permits

~ addressing and hopefully answering questions that have arisen regarding Mountainair Farm & Garden Market licensing for plant sales (as opposed to produce, which does not require licensing) by registered vendors vs individual vendor licensing. Obviously, this is not an issue for already licensed commercial growers but would be for the the community garden and individual home gardeners.  


Source: New Mexico Commission of Public Records, 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Mexico Farmers' Markets Open for the Season

Effective next week, the #Mountainair market will be changing its date from the one listed below, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, to Saturdays, opening 8am, vendor set-up 7:30am

Farmers' Market Season is Here!
Find your nearest market below
May 2011
New Mexico Markets are Open for Business 
Come Out for a Taste of the New Season
After a long, cold winter and blustery spring, farmers' market season is here! Come experience the changing colors, tastes and smells each week at your local market. More markets are opening every week, so check our website, to find out about your nearest market. 
The following markets are NOW OPEN!

Corrales Growers' Market
Recreation Center, 500 Jones Rd & Corrales Rd
Sundays, 9 am - 12 pm

Cuba Farmers' Market
St Francis of Assisi Park, off NM 126
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Los Ranchos Growers' Market
6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Saturdays, 7 - 11 am

Mountainair Farmers' & Gardeners' Market
Roosevelt St, next to the post office
Thursdays, 3 - 7 pm

Socorro Farmers' Market
Socorro Plaza Park
Saturdays, 8 am - 12 pm

The Albuquerque Downtown, Nob Hill & Albuquerque Northeast growers' markets will all open during the last week of May! Check the website for details.

Belated #Mountainair F&G Market update

A shank steering committee met Tuesday May 10, made changes, including a CHANGE OF TIME and DAY (same location) for the new weekly Farm & Garden Market, sent this morning. Changes are effective May 21 and do not apply to today's market.

Starting Saturday May 21, the market will open at 8 am on Saturdays.  No information provided as to duration but Setup will start 7:30. Today the market will be held as normal, 3-7 pm. 

There is also a change in the # of information booths. Effective Saturday May 21, no more than one information booth per market day will be allowed.  Organizations, events or individuals interested in having a booth, please contact contact Rebecca Lueras, 505-847-0973

For legal and liability reasons, alcohol is not allowed at the market: no alcohol consumption on the premises. This is a clarification, not a change and applies today and on all future market days.

Complete list of changes and relevant meeting notes will posted when available. Comments and input are invited and will be shared with the complete steering committee.

More about Farmers Markets

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TODAY: #Mountainair Farm & Garden Market meeting

.. Tuesday May10 at the Shaffer Hotel (conference room), 5:30 pm, Steering Committee Chair Nancy Stone writes, 

Mountainair Farm & Garden Market

Congratulations to us all.  Our first Farm and Garden Market was very well received, truly successful and quite a community event !!  We thought it a good idea to meet togeher for a quick evaluation and to get a consensus on needs, concerns and possible changes.  Gather your thoughts and ideas and come to share and improve our market.

The original time and location of our follow-up meeting has been changed to accomodate more people.  It will now be at the Shaffer Hotel conference room at 5:30 PM.  Susan Brazil from City Hall may be attending to discuss city concerns about time, parking etc.  Please come so we can collectively make decisions and address concerns and alternatives.
Thanks to all of you for your ideas and energy.  Every new venture has its ups and downs, and we just need to be flexible to accomodate change.

Ed note:  a more detailed report will be forthcoming on the Mountainair 
Farm and Garden Market page. In the meantime, treat yourself to the opening day pictures on our Facebook page; also don't miss Kristine Lauritsen's  photos here, here and here, as well as a few at the MMAC Facebook page

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Farmers Markets around the World

Join us at the #farmersmarket this afternoon in #Mountainair, 3-7 pm in front of the Dr Saul Community Center. The growing popularity of local markets for local produce and wares is's the slide show to prove it.

To market, to market to buy

... whatever catches your fancy, tickles your palate... a Trip to the #FarmersMarket just to take it all in.

Film maker Steve Skojec explains, "In the summer of 2007, a trip to the farmers' market in Leesburg, Virginia, afforded me an opportunity to explore the importance of local food and culture, and the value of shopping at these markets."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Featured #Mountainair Vendor: High Desert Eats

... offers Rosemary Smoking Sticks for that special seasoning touch at the grill and new products High Desert "PupTarts", "Dog Bites" & "BisDoggies", yep, dog biscuits...

Visit High Desert Eats Event Planning/Event Services on Facebook and tomorrow in person at our market Cinco de Mayo Grand Opening