Its that time again Taos for the Fiestas! We look forward to this time of the year as we pick up and move to Kit Carson Park for one day only July 21st for our Picnic Market in the park!
Bring your picnic blankets and kick off your shoes we are setting up with all the local goods for a perfect picnic in the park. Enjoy music from Kombucha Marimba and let the good times roll…
What a better way to get your weekly shopping done than grounding down & reconnecting with all your friends and neighbors!
Saturday, July 21, 8am-12:30pm
We will also be awarding the Golden Shovel to the vendor with the Most Beautiful Produce! Come to the Info Booth during market to cast your vote 🙂
Welcome back to the Plaza!
After meeting up with the vendor for our Spring Vendor Meeting, the excitement in the room was simply contagious! We are all looking forward to coming back to the Plaza this year with new and exciting products, new vendors, and all the local food you’ve always depended on the market to provide.
Myself & Cameron are still managing the market so you can except the same level of service when it comes to your questions. We want the best experience for the customer and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns we will handle your feedback with respect.
We are excited to welcome the Pot Creek String Band to play weekly as our morning entertainment. They have joined us many mornings last season to play for tips but this year we are proud to call them the our morning musicians! You can still expect local, regional acts from 10am-12pm a different musician/group every week throughout the season. Opening Day we will have local-favorite Stacey Sanders as our 10am-noon entertainment, check out his music at http://www.staceysandersmusic.com/
I’ve ordered all kinds of new TFM merchandise, hats, bags, and even insulated bags I’m happy to offer market customers – come see me at the info booth! Also we will have our EBT & DUFB food assistance programs up and running all season, remember we can only disperse tokens between 8:00am-12:00pm, even though market goes until 12:30pm so get your tokens first then shop around, eat, & talk with friends.
Thanks for reading! See you at the Plaza starting May 12!
TIME CHANGE: 3pm
The Spring Vendor meeting is for all Approved Vendors for 2018 Market Season. This meeting will be held at the Taos Library Conference Room on Saturday 4/14 at 3pm.
(Originally we had planned on 1pm, but the time has been changed to 3pm – sorry for the confusion)
Want to be involved in the market? Have a musical talent to share with Taos? We need your help booking up Saturdays May-October 2018 with 2 hours of music!
10am-12pm amplified music in the heart of the Plaza at the peak of market. TFM will pay $60 cash per performance. We are on a shoestring budget, as I’m sure many musicians are, but customers/market attendees do tip if you encourage it with a bucket, hat, guitar case, etc.
Dates are first come first serve, but these are the current dates available. Please let us know asap if you want to play at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t be shy!
Thinking about becoming a Vendor at Taos Farmers Market?
Now is the time to apply! Go to our Vendors page: http://www.taosfarmersmarket.org/vendors
Scroll to the bottom to download our 2018 applications & vendor agreement. (All vendors must agree to Vendor Agreement to vend at market.)
Non-Farmer Applications DUE 4/3/18 – any late applications will not be considered.
TFM is a classic Farmers Market, meaning its made up of 100% food: 80% Farmers, 20% Bakers, Prepared Food, Value Added.
(sorry we do not allow craft or art vendors)
Come to the TFM Info Booth on 10/28 in costume to enter this contest!
- Kids 16 & under
- Adults 17 & older
- Couples (costumes that play off eachother!)
Winners announced at 11am 10/28 at market, prizes awarded immediately.
Share your photos with us on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags:
and win a rad TFM rooster sticker!
Come by to claim your prize at the Info Booth during market.
And don’t forget to tag us too!
Our Instagram: @taos_farmers_market
Our Facebook: Taos Farmers Market
Because of all of the fun happening on the Plaza during the weekend of the Fiestas we will be re-locating for one weekend only to Kit Carson Park!
- Saturday July 22
- Kit Carson Park
There will be ample parking for customers. Will be a fun change of scenery for vendors and visitors alike. Saturday 7/29-end of season (November) we will be as usual in Taos Plaza.
Plan ahead by bringing a blanket and make it a picnic-market with friends and family!
This season we are committed to getting out a Monthly Newsletter to let you know what we have going on each month. We decided to make it a monthly newsletter so that we aren’t clogging up your inbox! You can expect general news about the market and always a recipe from the incredible Karen Todd: who is not only an incredible Chef/Baker (as I’m sure you are aware) but also the Treasurer of our Board of Directors. Right now we are looking for volunteers to help out Saturday afternoons with breakdown, helping market organizers, farmers, and other vendors so we can leave the Plaza in an orderly fashion to keep our neighbor-shopkeepers happy! From 12-1:30 we could use help from some able bodied community members, if you or anyone you know may be interested please contact us at: email@example.com
See our June Newsletter here: June Newsletter TFM
Interested in becoming a part of the local food culture? Volunteer! The best way to meet local farmers and artisans is to help them and market organizers on Saturday mornings!
We have volunteer positions:
- Help with market organization
- Help set-up and breakdown of market area
- Help farmers in their booths
- Help at our info booth
- Help shoppers around the market
Subject: I want to Volunteer!
- why you love the Taos Farmers Market?
- what is your availability this summer?
- are you physically capable of lifting 50 lbs? (we will not discriminate based on this question but we will assign jobs accordingly, there are volunteer positions for people of all abilities!)
- your contact info
THANK YOU!!! It takes a community to make the market a success, with your help we can do even more for each other!