I don’t get to go to many of the local farmers markets due to my work schedule, but fortunately, there are a couple that occur during my days off. This year, the Outlet Mall started hosting a farmers market on Sundays. Most of the vendors are the same ones that are at Ardovino’s. Highlights include the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, a lady that sells sun tea with your choice of mint or lemon garnishes, and of course the Outlet Mall.
I really want to go to The Garden at the Maze in La Union. You can pick your own vegetables!
Have you been to any farmers markets this year? What have been your experiences?
Thanks to the Scene Magazine, here is a listing of our region’s farmers markets. Let me know if I’m missing any. Brown text is hyperlinked.
Valley Grower’s Association Farmers Market
8 am to 3 pm throughout the city:
Thursdays: Tigua Center parking lot @ 500-D Carolina
Saturdays: Sunrise Center parking lot @ 8500 Dyer
Sundays: Long John Silver’s parking lot @ 1104 Yarbrough
Farmers Market @ The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso
Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm (May 2-October 3) @ the north end of the mall
Farmer’s Market @ Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
Saturdays from 7:30 am to noon (through mid October) @ One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, NM
The Garden @ The Maze
Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm (through September 22) @ 1101 Hwy 28 in La Union, NM (next to Zin Valle Vineyards)
Features 5 acres of chilies, vegetables, and watermelons, plus other produce. 20% discount on “U-pick” vegetables.
La Union Farmers Market
Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm (through October) @ La Union Town Park on Telles (west of NM Hwy 28, about 2 miles from Canutillo)
Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8 am to 12:30 pm (through October) @ Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall.
Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon @ New Main Street Plaza (intersection of 6th and Bullard)