market has a special Taos way of creating a festive and joyous atmosphere.
We welcome you with entertainment by local musicians, puppet show
performances, raffles, cooking demonstrations, book sales and market
taste days. Come and enjoy the unique flavor of Taos Farmer's Market
and all the farmers in the region who support us and share their
passion for growing natural, wholesome food.
2013 Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings take place at Wired Coffeehouse, 1:00pm.
Spring Vendor Meeting
will take place on April 13, 2013--location to be announced.
at the market!
We accept WIC checks! Look for WIC check distribution
at the center of the market, across from the music, beginnng August
Just for Kids
Every Saturday we are offering
a tent of activities just for kids at the market. Do your shopping
and have your little ones participate in all sorts of great, local
fun. Thank you to all of the following for volunteering their time
to make the market extra special for our community's kids!
at the Market!
BENEFITS AT THE
TAOS FARMERS MARKET!!!
it's true, now you can use SNAP benefits (formerly known as food
stamps) to shop at Taos Farmers Market. Simply bring your EBT card
to the market, look for the Taos Farmers Market information booth
(next to the main Town Hall entrance) and get tokens to shop at
the market. See you then! Questions? Email us at:
Board meeting minutes
Minutes from Jan 24th,
Reviewed rules and regulations for 2013 market:
• Chang the language of the 3rd line to make more sense and
“farmers” instead of
• 1c should read…”value-added items and nursery
starts along with…”
• VAPs, Bakers, and Hot food vendors have to be pre-approved
Application period will go from Mar 1st thru Apr 1st.
• 6. Should read “Nursery Plant and Cut Flower Vendors”
• 6b. Nursery license fee will be raised to $20 per year.
• 7c. Electric fee will be raised to $10/market, or $9 for
vendors if paid in a lump
• 8a. Add the electric fee totals for appropriate vendors.
• 8e. Time should be changed from 8:00 to 7:45 to clarify
• 9. Move advisory board to the end of the r&r’s
• 10b. Replace business manager with board members. And take
Looked over several applications for day manager position.
Minutes from February 24, 2013
Read minutes from previous meeting.
Kelly began the meeting by asking everyone if they felt that Kirry
conflict of interest with her new
project at Blossoms and the fact that Blossoms might be offering
"alternative to the farmers' market".
Ron did not think that there was a conflict and felt that we should
supportive of her endeavors.
Daniel said that he would like to hear it from her in person that
would be no conflict of
Jeff said that he did not see anything on her website or on her
fundraising site that would show a
conflict of interest. He said that it looked like they were offering
store environment that is open all
Kelly was neutral and said that she was sad to hear that Kirry's
ill and that she wished
Kirry could be at the meeting to talk with everyone. The subject
tabled till next meeting.
Kelly asked to discuss the location possibilities for TFM holiday
Daniel suggested the Kachina Lodge and said that he would like the
to pay for it on Monday
Jeff Did not feel that this was a good location. Jeff cited Trip
and the fact that the Kachina
Lodge was ranked 13th out of 17 hotels and that 59 people rated
as "terrible". Jeff listed the
negative adjectives used to describe the hotel.
Rundown, Filthy, chintzy, not clean, stained, shabby, dingy, moldy,
dirty carpet, awful, torn
carpet, mouse traps, tatty, worn out. Jeff said it was a "loser"
Daniel said that he visited the hotel and that he thought it was
He also said that Trip Advisor
is for the Kachina Hotel and not the convention center.
Jeff said that the convention room is owned, managed and connected
hotel and that there is
carpet in the convention room and florescent lights and that it
is a trashy
environment to sell top quality
produce in. He also said that people want an "earthy experience"
farmers' market like the
environment at Angladas.
Everyone agreed that the Angladas event was a huge success.
Kelly said it would be nice to have more parking.
Daniel said that there was not enough room for everyone at Angladas
the weather had been
bad it would have been a complete disaster.
Jeff said that that was not true and that everyone who paid to be
had a spot inside but that
many chose to be outside, which is what Daniel chose to do as well.
there were several invited
guest vendors that were not regular season vendors because the market
not have enough interest
from summer vendors to fill the building
Daniel still felt there was not enough room and that the Kachina
better because it has
more paved parking.
Jeff said that he did not understand why you would change something
went perfectly and got
such great reviews from the public.
Kelly ended the discussion by saying that we would wait until next
so that Kelly and Ron
could visit the Kachina.
Everyone noticed that Geronimo was absent
and failed to notify anyone that
he would not be available.
This is a violation of the board rules and regulations.
The interviews for Day manager and assistant day manager began.
Several people were interviewed and the board was able to easily
best possibilities and all
board members agreed to hire those chosen individuals. Kelly said
would notify everyone that
they were hired or not.
Kelly asked the board if they wanted to pay Christina "the
puppet lady" to
perform twice a month at the
market for $50 each week. All board members felt that this was a
and agreed to add the
The meeting was adjourned.
Farmers Market Board Information
The board is comprised of five elected vendors who each serve a
three year term. Generally, the board is responsible for three components
of the market:
1. Develop, manage and oversee the market’s annual budget
2. Review, adjust and enforce the market rules set to serve and
preserve the integrity of the market as a sales venue for local
food and agriculture
3. Make all hiring decisions for the paid employees of the TFM (Business
Manager, Site/Day Manager, Assistant Day Manager.
agendas and minutes are always available to market participants.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in reviewing any market documents.