Summer has officially started and the Santa Fe Farmers Market is in full swing! For a town of only 75,000, Santa Fe boasts an expansive and varied market each Tuesday and Saturday morning. Many local chefs frequent the Market in order to bring the freshest food to your dining experiences.
The Market began in the 1960s with just a handful of vendors selling just seasonally. Since 2002, the Market is a year-round venture and features over 150 statewide vendors. The vendors are the actual farmers and producers of the merchandise, allowing customers the chance to ask questions about what they are purchasing. All produce and plants are 100% locally grown in New Mexico. In addition to produce vendors, there are also several concessions and handmade crafts available. The market requires that 80% of the materials used for crafts and processed items also be New Mexico made.
Throughout the years, the Market has had various locations throughout Santa Fe. In 2008, it moved into it’s permanent home in the Santa Fe Railyard. The Farmer’s Market Pavilion also features events such as cooking demonstrations, farm tours, and movie nights. Each Sunday there is an artist’s market featuring a wide range of work from local artists. Here you will find everything from pottery and jewelry, to painting and sculpture. Tourists and locals alike are bound to have a delightful experience at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market each Tuesday and Saturday morning!