Don’t Forget Winter Farmers’ Markets!

By December 9, 2015News
In winter, farmers get up well before dawn in the freezing cold to serve customers at winter markets.

Farmers get up well before dawn in the freezing cold to serve customers at winter markets.

Yes, there are farmers’ markets that run during the winter in New Mexico! And you can find more than just local dried beans and chile powder at these markets. (But who doesn’t love dried beans and chile powder?) Many farmers continue to grow fresh greens in hoop houses, or provide fall produce like potatoes, apples, and squash. And don’t forget foods like honey and eggs. (Check out what’s in season in your area here.)

Here’s a list of the winter markets in the state. Please do visit a winter market close to you and discover what you can find; many markets also sell New Mexican craft items that make great gifts!

(Markets that participate in our Double Up Food Bucks program have “DUFB” after the market’s name)

ALAMOGORDO

Alamogordo Farmers’ Market
2900 N. White Sands Blvd. (at Tractor Supply)
Saturdays, 9:30 am- sellout, year-round

ALBUQUERQUE

Los Ranchos Growers’ Market 
6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW (Los Ranchos)
2nd Saturday of the month, December through April, 10 am – 12 pm

Corrales Growers’ Market
500 Jones Rd. & Corrales Rd. (Corrales)
December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, and April 3, 11 am – 1 pm

LAS CRUCES

Farmers’ & Crafts Market of Las Cruces (DUFB)
125 N Downtown Mall
Saturday, 8:30 am – 1 pm, year-round

LAS VEGAS

Tri-County Farmers’ Market (DUFB)
The winter market is at Mallette Feed and Supply, Hwy 518, 3 miles north of Mills Avenue.
Saturday, 8 am – sellout, November 7 – May 15

LOS ALAMOS

Los Alamos Farmers’ Market
The winter market is located at Fuller Lodge and takes place the second Thursday of each winter month from 8 am – 12:30 pm.

LOVINGTON

Lovington Downtown Farmers’ Market
The winter market meets in the Lovington Museum, but is mostly a crafts market; eggs and dried beans are offered, however.
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm

SANTA FE 

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market: Railyard (DUFB)
1607 Paseo de Peralta at Guadalupe
Saturday 8 am to 1 pm, Year-Round

SOCORRO

Socorro Farmers’ Market (DUFB)
November 1st, the market moves indoors to the Community Arts Room on Center St. until May.
Saturday, 9 am to 11 am

SUNLAND PARK

Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
1 Ardovinos Dr.
Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, October – May

TAOS

Red Willow Farmers’ Market, Taos Pueblo (DUFB)
885 Star Rd.
Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm, November – March

5 Comments

  • art says:

    I’m looking for Alcalde Chile.

  • Alice says:

    The Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces is the best Market in this part of the country. I bought the freshest pistachios there today.

  • Sharon Gaskill says:

    The Winter (was 80 degrees yesterday ) Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market is outstanding with quality produce and great artisans too. Purchased beautiful wood creations (mesquite and turquoise inlay of F.Beck Woodworking. It is a large market and everyone is so friendly. Saturday’s 8:30 am to 1pm.

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