Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
The next market is Saturday, September 22, 2018, 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.
Special Events in September & October:
Sat. Sept. 22: Chile Celebration / Fall Solar (8 am - noon)
Sat. Oct. 20: Costume Day (8 am - noon)
Sat. Nov. 10: Last market of the regular season (8 am - noon)
Market Tables Note: Lots of fresh local produce and products!
Roasted green chile, hot peppers, bell and sweet peppers, corn, tomatoes - slicers, heirlooms, cherry tomatoes and more! Apples, grapes, peaches, plums, beets, beans - various types carrots, cucumbers, radishes, turnips, okra, black eyed peas, assorted greens, onions, potatoes, garlic, shallots, fresh herbs, lavender bouquets and mixed flower bouquets, seasonal plants, eggs, smoothies, NM grass fed beef, Alaskan salmon, NM pork, jams/jellies, various pastries (regular and gluten free), honey, local products, burritos, Go Wild popcorn, Aqua Fresca juices, Pop Fizz popsicles, hot coffee, ice tea and more!
Feature creative and unique products: The Los Ranchos Art Market is a wonderful place to find creative and unique products handcrafted by New Mexico artists. Available products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, wooden home accessories, crocheted hats, toys, and other goodies, wind chimes, soap and other personal care products, quilts and other fabric creations, leather products, batik t-shirts, photographs, wall art in various styles and mediums, metal products, tie dyed wearables, upcycled furniture, pet products, knives, and candles. There is always something new to discover!
Every Saturday from 7:00 am - Noon (May - August) and 8:00 am - Noon (September - Mid-November)
Growers’ Market Manager
Colene Montoya is the 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.
Local Programs & Events
2nd Annual Los Ranchos Tour de Farms: Sunday, Sept 30, 9 am - noon: An urban agricultural bike ride. 4 miles / 4 farms starting at Village Hall. Space is limited. RSVP by Sept 27:
Tree Steward Program: The ABC Tree Steward program is geared for citizens interested in volunteering to promote and enhance a healthy urban forest. Following hands-on and classroom training, Tree Stewards volunteer with the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Parks and Open Space to help with a variety of projects such as tree planting, education, inventory and pruning. The program is free. Applications are due no later than Sept. 10, 2018. For more information about the program visit www.ciudadswcd.org. Or call 505-255-RIVR. Program sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority, NM State Forestry, US Dept of Agriculture Forest Service, NMSU, Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation District, One Albuquerque Parks and Rec, and the Nature Conservancy.
Discussion with Jim Habana Hafner of Land for Good: Thursday, Sept 27, 2 - 4 pm, MRCOG Board Conference Room, 809 Copper Ave NW. RSVP by Sept 21 to ASimon@mrcog-nm.org Sponsored by the Thornburg Foundation and MRCOG. Discussion on farm and ranch land issues including 1) Farms nd ranch land access and affordability, 2) farm and ranch succession and transfer planning, 3) land linking, and 4) other land issues facing new and beginning farmers.
Vendor Contact Information
The Los Ranchos Growers' and Arts/Crafts Market has been operating every season since 1992. For vendors who would like to participate in the 2018 season:
Growers: Contact Colene Montoya at (505) 610-9591 or email@example.com
Arts/Crafts: Contact Pam Armbrecht via email at LosRanchosArtMarket@gmail.com
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.