Our little market is sprouting this Sunday, 10am! Mario Trujillo will bring the music from 11-2, and Cerro Vista Farm and local gardens will have plants starts to sell (especially tomatoes). Come for these, plus lots of fresh eggs, tortillas, jellies and treats. Stay for lunch – frito pie, watermelon water, coffee, and sweets. We look forward to seeing you all!
Here’s our start-of-season article sent to the Tempo / Taos News:
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.
“We’re working to strengthen the well-being of our community. Our calendar is evolving, so please watch our website and Facebook page for specific dates and times. Contact us with your ideas for special events, musical endeavors, and ways you would like to be involved in the Questa Farmers Market!” invites McGahee.
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.
Questa Farmers Market is a program of Localogy, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Questa, NM.