Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
Celebrate the 25th season of the Growers' Market! The next market is Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107, in the tennis court parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the market will be held in the adjacent community barn.
Join us for the 25th season of the Los Ranchos Growers' Market. Every Saturday from 7:00 am to 12 (Noon) during the regular season.
Saturday, September 23rd - Chile Celebration and Solar Day
Fruit: apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, grapes, peaches, plums, raspberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe.
Produce: black-eyed peas, okra, tomatillos, corn, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet and bell peppers, hot peppers, green beans, yellow wax beans, long beans, new potatoes, onions, egg plant, assorted greens, carrots, beets, garlic, fresh herbs, turnips, and salad turnips.
Other local: eggs, honey, pasta, NM pork, wild Alaskan seafood, grass-fed beef, various breads and pastries, locally-made granola, seasonal plants, herb plants, house plants, beautiful bouquets including sunflowers and lavender, dried herbs, smoothies, burrito bowls, burritos, pastries, ice tea, and more!
Artists Feature Creative and Unique Products: The Los Ranchos Art Market offers a large variety of beautiful and useful creations handcrafted by New Mexico artisans. Products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, painted gourds, leather products, metal art, soaps and personal care products, tee shirts, products made from reclaimed materials, crocheted products, wood creations, quilts and other fabric personal and home accessories, children’s books, candles, and wind chimes. Come and see what treasures await you!
Saturday, September 23, 8 am - noon: Chile Celebration / Fall Solar
- Sampling of local seasonal veggies
- Ask the experts: Growing various types of hot peppers
- Chile roasting
- Multiple vendors with chile products
- Representatives from two solar companies will be on site to answer questions about solar products and uses for home, business, and farm
- Solar oven demonstrations
- Solar green house discussions
Saturday, October 7, 8 am - noon: Fire Department Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Saturday, October 21, 8 am - noon: Costume Day
New Growers’ Market Manager
Colene Montoya is the new volunteer manager. Colene, a Los Ranchos resident, has been a vendor for over 10 years. Ziggy, her golden retriever, is always at the market with her and loves customer attention! Colene grows a wide range of vegetables and fruits such as onions, potatoes, tomatoes, greens, strawberries, plums as well as other seasonal items. Mary Moses will continue to coordinate the WIC program; Cathy Lewandowski will continue to arrange for music; and Sue Brawley will help with paperwork, email and Facebook.
2017 Vendor Contact Information
The Los Ranchos Growers' and Arts/Crafts Market has been operating every season since 1992, and this year is celebrating the 25th season! For vendors who would like to participate in the 2017 season:
- Growers: Contact Colene Montoya at (505) 610-9591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts/Crafts: Contact Pamela Armbrecht or Rita Ryan at the market, via email at LosRanchosArtMarket@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.losranchosart.com
- Facebook: Get the latest information about the Los Ranchos Growers' Market by becoming a fan on Facebook.
Winter Market Season
The market’s winter season is the second Saturday of the month and is from 10:00 A.M. - Noon. Please visit the Village’s calendar, refer to the posted signs at the Growers’ Market, pick-up a Los Ranchos Village Vision Magazine, or see the contact information above if you would like more information.
This wonderful event is sponsored by Village of Los Ranchos, 770 KKOB News Radio, the Weekly Alibi and the New Mexico Farmers' Markets. A great local resource is the Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments Agriculture Collaborative.
The market now accepts WIC/Senior Checks.
Map to Market
*Markets will be held outdoors unless there is bad weather then the markets will be in the community barn.