Fruits of our labor

making mud
Vida del Norte Coalition teen members – the Active8, and Singing River Field Center youth in a collaborative summer camp/market building project start the horno in early June

What a wonderful season we’re enjoying! With only four official markets left, here’s a photo journey through some of the season’s growth, and the music schedule is below.

We’ve been able to build our shade structures, horno, and gardens with funding from the LOR Foundation.

building in action
Miguel Gonzales and Rachel Kuc´ plastering the horno, July

We can care for our gardens and make more plantings (trees!) thanks to the Questa Economic Development Fund and their support (both grant support and the installation of the central water source at the market site).

gardening
Vida del Norte Coalition teen members – the Active8, and Singing River Field Center youth in a collaborative summer camp/market building project start the gardens in early June
kaylee and amalia
Vida del Norte Coalition teen members (from the Active8) enjoy the garden they helped create, August

We have hired musicians each Sunday and thank Chevron’s Community Grants for Good, which has enabled us to pay these folks.

smooth site
Most shade structures complete, early August

We’re really thankful to our community – our dear vendors, patrons, entrepreneurs, builders (all ages) and eaters of what’s growing and what’s cooking. There are so many to thank by name, we’ll save that for another post.

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Local lamb from Costilla from the shepherdess, with Navajo Churro
jamey in stand
Vendors moving into the new shelters

Mostly, you need the music schedule and the link to a very recent article.

Questa Farmers Market Music Line-up:

Aug 25 Nick Hans
Sept 1 Chris and Rodney Arellano
Sept 8 Carlos Rael
Sept 15 Michael Rael and Questa Mariachi

Read this recent article in New Mexico Magazine, A Town Reborn by Elizabeth Miller, to see how we think a local farmers market is part of the solution.

Want your own Questa Farmers Market shirt? They’re for sale at the market or email us, growersmakers@gmail.com, or write to PO Box 462, Questa NM 87556.

shirts just in
T-Shirts
Adults $15
Kids $12
Aprons $12

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