Questa Farmers Market Opens Sunday May 29 & Art Market Joins

Questa Farmers Market opens Sunday May 29, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Thursday Night Gang from Rael’s Market will be bringing the music. We’re excited to welcome back the vendors we know and new vendors too!

Questa Farmers Market (QFM) works to strengthen the local food system and support small land- and home-based businesses, and offers youth paid market internships. QFM is a program of the local nonprofit Localogy, a 501(c)(3) organization.

It’s an investment in our community to spend dollars and time growing a local market. Creating and supporting a small market like QFM means doing something great little by little. It means connecting to and strengthening a network that people can rely on. This is what it means to localize.

Youth Internship

We are offering paid youth internships to provide work-based learning, mentorship and skill development focused on local farm-to-market economics. QFM received a 2-year Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (LANLF) Education Enrichment Grant Award to support the youth internship. During the 2022 and 2023 seasons we’ll be able expand agricultural education opportunities such as farm apprenticeships and entrepreneurial projects. Go here to apply (youth ages 14-18, younger people may apply depending on interest).

Left to right: QFM Staff Alejandro Avina, Nick Nagawiecki and Eliot Moody (2021 Intern), with Steven Martin at Growing Opportunities hydroponic greenhouse in Alcalde, NM, August 2021. Mentorship and local food experience in action. We picked up hundreds of tomatoes and cucumbers for the North Central Food Pantry distribution on our trip to Growing Opportunities, owned by Steve and Kim Martin. Photo by Gaea McGahee August 2021.
Questa Art Market

NEW this season, Questa Art Market (QAM) will share the same day and time and run through October 2, the Cambalache Harvest Festival. In 2021 the Art Market was held on Saturdays and this year, by sharing the same day and time, we can support all local makers more effectively. The QAM operates as a separate market so that the Farmers Market can offer SNAP/EBT (food stamps) and other food benefits to our community. If you have questions about the Art Market, contact Lynn Skall at, or leave a message at (575) 586-2149.

June Music line-up

June 5 Michael Rael
June 12 Chris and Rodney Arellano
June 19 Nick Hans
June 26 Mario Trujillo

We love hosting music every Sunday. These artists are wonderful and their presence is vital. Musicians are supported by contributions from community members, a portion of our vendors’ fees, and funding from the Questa Creative Council as well as other grants.

The long-range goal of Questa Farmers Market is to establish a marketplace that supports the local food economy by supporting growers, craftspeople, and customers. Our program continues to develop and improve the physical marketplace, plus guide youth internships, and partner with local organizations in order to connect community members to local food and each other.

For more information about the youth internship and QFM in general: call or text (575) 224-2104 or email Farmers, gardeners, and other food producers will find more vendor information here.

Daniel Carmona farming Cerro Vista Farm for years and years. Photo by Gaea McGahee August 2021.

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