Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The farmer's market is moving the the PLAZA on Saturday mornings from now on.  Normal time still, 9AM-11AM.

Yay for warmer weather!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So the Socorro Farmer's Market needs a Facebook page.

And, as it turns out, none of our officers has their own Facebook page.  Apparently you need a personal page to make a business page.  Can anyone confirm this for me?  Anyway, no one wants to create a personal page just to make the farmer's market page.

I know, we're lame.

But that's where I need your help!  Do you, or perhaps someone you know, want to help with this project?  It would involve creating and maintaining the page.  I need someone reliable and mature.  This is for (what amounts to) a business, after all.

There may be some yet-unspecified pay to this person.  You know, just saying.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some important dates to remember:
 May 5, 2012 --Market moves to the plaza on Saturday mornings, 9AM-11AM
June 6, 2012 -- Summer market grand opening... markets on Tuesday 5PM-7PM and Saturday 8AM-11AM

Don't forget!
Bosque Benefit 2012 Flyer (Final)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Look at this nice article El Defensor Chieftain wrote about the Community Kitchen and the Farmer's Market!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Farmer's market new year's resolutions

It's that time of year again... time to think about how to improve ourselves and our community, while ditching old habits and creating new ones. Here's a couple farmer's market-related resolutions to think about...

1. I resolve to tell my friends, family, and neighbors about the farmer's market. Would you believe that some people don't even know we have a farmer's market -- especially in the winter? I'm always surprised. So tell someone about it! Invite them to come down to the community kitchen on a Saturday morning and see what's going on, who's around, and what's for sale.

2. I resolve to shop at a table from which I wouldn't normally buy. There are all sorts of cool things at our market. Local pottery? Got it. Handmade French pastries? Yep. Local garlic powder? Yes, we have that, too.

3. I resolve to explore other options. Okay, this may seem counter-intuitive, because the goal here is obviously to promote the farmer's market. But did you know that you can buy local produce and baked goods at Supermart as well? They will sometimes even stock vegetables from area farmers that don't come to our market. So take some time to peruse the "local" section next time you're in. Don't know where the "local" section is? Just ask Cathy McQueen, the organic buyer. She's nice and will help you.

4. I resolve to develop my talent into a booth at the market. Do you garden? Are you always awash in, say, okra or kale or strawberry popcorn? Come sell the extra at the market! Do you sew, or knit/crochet? Do you have ever-growing piles of scarves and socks? Come sell at the market! Do you make the hands-down best salsa in town? Please come and make it at the community kitchen, then sell it at the market!

5. I resolve to eat and buy locally whenever possible. This is always a good resolution to make. Our farmers are your friends and neighbors. Their success is your success, and our community's success. Let's support them!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's time for Christmas! The market WILL be open on Saturday, December 24th. Normal time, normal place: 9AM-11AM at the community kitchen. We'll have vegetables of all sorts (salad, turnips, onions, greens), baked goods of all sorts (bread, cupcakes, croissants, cookies), plus maybe some eggs and maybe some chile.

You should totally come!