We have chapbooks, bumper stickers, postcards, aprons and t-shirts

Thanksgiving 2009

2000: Farmers and friends of the Espanola Farmers' Market gather behind vegetable "contestants" at The First Annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest, October 16, 2000. A 275-pound pumpkin (center) grown by Chuck Barreras in Los Alamos won first place

2006: Farmers and friends of the Espanola Farmers' Market celebrate The Seventh Annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest on October 9, 2006. Floraida and Tranquilino Martinez of Penasco won first prize for their symmetrical pumpkin. Elias Gomez holds

  • We have chapbooks, bumper stickers, postcards, aprons and t-shirts
  • Thanksgiving 2009
  • 2000: Farmers and friends of the Espanola Farmers' Market gather behind vegetable "contestants" at The First Annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest, October 16, 2000. A 275-pound pumpkin (center) grown by Chuck Barreras in Los Alamos won first place
  • 2006: Farmers and friends of the Espanola Farmers' Market celebrate The Seventh Annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest on October 9, 2006. Floraida and Tranquilino Martinez of Penasco won first prize for their symmetrical pumpkin. Elias Gomez holds

Española Farmers Market


Contact: esp-farmers
Address: 1005 N. Railroad Ave
City: Española
State: New Mexico
Phone: 505-685-4842
Link to your website: ht...armersmarket.blogspot.org
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The Española Farmers Market is a local growers market and serves as a nexus for the agricultural economy of the region. The Market averages 20 growers per week at the height of the food harvest. We have a rostrum of 90 farm families who participate in the market as harvest allows. Our market’s visitors include long-time market customers, tourists, students and teachers, young mothers and children.

If you're thinking about the opening of the Espanola Farmers Market already, you aren't the only one. When picking up the paper this week, the headline was a grabber. New Mexico has the oldest farmers and ranchers in the nation. See article. This puts the pressure on, as far as the program at Northern NM College is concerned relative to encouraging young people to step up to the plate. In addition, there's no farmers' market without vendors. And while we're growing each year, this doesn't mean we have our heads in the sand when it comes to the bigger picture. Yes, these onions are from the market. And meanwhile, a lot of people are counting the days until the Monday market opens its doors in June.


The market is open every Market Monday from 10 am until 5pm, mid-June through October. If the season allows, we hope to add a Friday afternoon market later in the summer to provide a two-day weekly market. The growers come from many locations- Chile, Chamita, Abiquiu, Velarde, Tierra Azul, Alcalde, Chimayo, Santa Cruz, Sombrillo, La Mesilla, Espanola, Penasco, Santa Clara, Chama, Hernandez, Nambe, Dixon, Embudo, etc.

Our customers know they are buying the freshest local fruits and vegetables at fair prices. Most of the produce is pesticide free or grown naturally and some is certified organic. We host all kinds of visitors at our open air market, including tourists who want to be able to talk with local farmers about the region and sample regional produce; school children on class tours, our regular market customers who shop weekly.


Our visitors can find the expected- plums, cherries, peaches, melons, apples, apricots, squash of every variety, greens, corn, chile, onions, beets, turnips, herbs, peas, beans, etc.- and the unexpected- quelites, and other wild greens in season, medicinal herbs such as osha, heirloom varieties of squash, chicos, horno bread, tamales, & more. Some growers plant with heirloom seeds that represent five generations of selection. We also have homemade jams, jellies, and fruit treats made by members of the Espanola Farmers’ Market Jams & Jellies Cooperative, produced at the Northern New Mexico College Commercial Kitchen.


We sponsor special events, such as our annual Biggest Vegetable & Best Poem Contest, with prizes for the vegetables and poems. We produce a poetry book from this contest that includes poetry from local students. We have a weekly free children’s book exchange, a free raffle for a bag of fresh produce, free recipes, special events for apples, chile roasting, Labor Day free sampling of produce. The Market brings together people from a wide variety of cultures in the common enjoyment of agriculture.


The Espanola Farmers’ Market participates in the W.I.C. (Women, Infants & Children) program and often has one of the highest redemption rates of W.I.C. checks in the state. The W.I.C. program provides sustenance for both farmers and low-income families and represents over a quarter of our market sales. The money made by the growers stays in the local communities and is spent at the feed store, equipment supply store, grocery store, etc. When people visit the Market, they shop elsewhere as well.


We envision art shows, health fairs, food demonstrations, food coops, theater, weddings, craft fairs, workshops related to agriculture, poetry events, etc. We hope the site will be used throughout the year as a community center related to agriculture. The Market is a New Mexico Not-For-Profit Corporation.

Our Board of Directors is comprised primarily of farmers active in the Market; the Board also includes a representative from the community and the director of the Commercial Kitchen at Northern New Mexico College. Current Board members are:

Gene Lopez, President
Rudy and Bernie Cordova
Johnnie De Schweinitz
Cecelia Garcia
Agnes Jaramillo
Jose and Luz Lopez
Susie Lucero
Eppie Martinez
Joseph Merhege


Sabra Moore, Market Manager
Marguerite Kearns, Blog Editor



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available at the information table at every Monday market

Aprons are $15

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