To apply go to the Vendor tab (above) > Become a Vendor> 2020 Application.
Please read through all of the instructions as well as our rules and regulations thoroughly. Most of your questions can be answered there. If you still have questions, or are finding the application a challenge please feel free to reach out to us.
It's chile roasting season! Our Market has two New Mexico farmers roasting chile, fresh at the market. Mago's Farm feature's chile from Hatch and can be found on the NW end of the market. Pick up quart, gallon and 40lb bag sizes.
Starting August 31 and back again September 7 & 21, Rancho deas Rosas (Albert Bustamante) will be back at the market! These farmers are in popular demand.
If you'd like to purchase chile from them please place an order ahead of time.
Leave a message for Christina: 505-859-1214
THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who voted us 2019's Best Farmer's Market in Albuquerque! We are so honored and will do our best to provide our city with the best market experience possible. We couldn't do it without all of your support!
The Reader's Choice Awards is put on by the Albuqeruqe Journal. Be sure to check out the rest of Albuquerque's Best in their December/January issue.
We want to thank Vanguard Media (Z 106.3, Cindy 101.3 and The Oasis 103.7/95.9) and Solar Works Energy for their support of our market! Listen to Z 106.3 Hit Music Now for our new radio ad and some chats about the market on their morning show! We will be talking about the market, up coming events and chat with vendors. Support local radio and support the market at the same time!
Stop by Solar Works Energy's booth at the market through the rest of the season to find out how solar energy can be a part of your life!
Wasteless Life NM is back and making more t-shirt bags! If you have extra t-shirts you don't need we are taking donations at the Info Booth or at Wasteless Life NM's booth. These t-shirts will be made into produce bags like you see in the picture to be handed out/donation based payment as a reusable option to plastic produce bags.
If you'd like to know more about creative ways to reduce waste in your life be sure to stop by their booth over the rest of the season or check out their Facebook page to get involved.
Our vendor Ansely (Live Flowers) is in his 9th year of collecting school supplies to be handed out to children who need them. We are one of his drop off sites. Through Saturday, August 10 you are welcome to bring any of the above listed items to the Info Booth or straight to Ansely's booth- located along Central Ave., between Heidi's Raspberry Farm and La Quiche Parisienne Bistro.
This weekend at the market (July 13) we are welcoming back both Kids Cook! and barre3.
The mission of Kids Cook! is to fill a gap in Elementary health education by encouraging children and families to adopt healthier behaviors through hands-on preparation of a variety of nutrient rich foods paired with daily physical activity.
Their classroom space is located downtown and they offer a variety of classes for kids and families of all ages. At the market this weekend they will be preparing a Kale, Apple, Cranberry, and Pepita Salad. Children are encouraged to participate at no cost and with supervision.
9am-11am at Robinson Park
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/KidsCookABQ/
Every Saturday for the rest of July we will be offering a free barre3 class.
Join us for a FREE 45 minute barre3 class at the Downtown Growers' Market. Barre3 is a full body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness. You will leave class feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. Get sweaty in the park with barre3 and grab some fresh produce from our local growers after class!
Registration begins: at 9:45am
Class: 10-10:45am with Sarah
Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. No experience necessary.
NE corner of the park
Sign up ahead of time on Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/barre3-albuquerque-19792470202
Questions? Please email Sarah at email@example.com
Next month is Plastic Free July. Put on by the Plastic Free Foundation in Australia, this has grown to include countries around the world. During the month of July we encourage our customers to participate, even if it's only at the market.
The challenge can be as simple as giving up produce bags when you're at the market or as difficult as going entirely plastic free for the month. There are ideas in the document link below from the Plastic Free Foundation.
If this is something that excites you check out their website (button below). You can sign up for the challenge, commit to what you will give up, print off your own copy of the above document, learn about ways to live plastic free, learn ways to get your community involved, connect with other participants and more. We encourage you to give up single use items at the Downtown Growers' Market as a minimum commitment!
We want to share your participation! However big or small you're welcome to:
We will be sharing ways throughout the month that the market and vendors are avoiding plastic as well.
This year at the Market we are working with our local Slow Food extension: Slow Food ABQ. They will be joining our market throughout the season to give seasonal cooking demos. Ingredients will be purchased from our growers the morning of to show case local foods, give you new recipe ideas and offer a chance to taste some delicious produce!
Slow Food ABQ will be at the Market 9-11a on June 29.
Slow Food ABQ promotes food that is “good, clean, and fair.” It is our local chapter of a global movement that is taking place around the world. To learn more go to this website: https://www.slowfoodusa.org/
If this excites you you can participate on a global level by becoming a member on the above website. Or if you'd like to get involved locally, send Slow Food ABQ a message on facebook or email: SlowFoodABQ@gmail.com
Saturday June 1 is our annual Salad Mixer Fundraiser. From 10am until gone, purchase a plate for $5 to try all three locally crafted salads! Our three chefs will prepare their own dressing and are allowed one special ingredient... everything else is purchased or donated from farmers the day of the event.
This is a great chance to support the market (and in turn support the small businesses that sell there), while tasting the creative talents of Albuquerque chefs.
For more ways to support the market visit the 'Donate' or 'Get Involved' tab at the top of the page.