NM Governor Susana Martínez visits Corrales

Governor_PicNew Mexico Governor Susana Martínez visited Corrales this past week to promote the successful expansion of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits with NM WIC Director Sarah Flores-Sievers. The expansion includes reimbursement for any authorized farm stand in New Mexico, including those like Wagner’s Farm. The expansion also includes the Senior Dollars program, a supplemental food program for low-income seniors. “This expansion helps more of our kids and seniors have access to these fresh fruits and vegetables in communities throughout New Mexico, including areas where grocery markets aren’t always accessible. It’s a great opportunity for both families and farmers,” said Governor Martínez. The expansion took place in 2012, and continues to thrive. Governor Martínez was particularly interested the agricultural history and economics of farmers in New Mexico, and talked in depth with Corrales farmers Al and Bonnie Gonzales and Jimmy Wagner.

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Sweet Corn at the Market

Flowers_2This weekend, we saw the first of the corn at the Market. Wagner’s Farm and all the rest of the vendors at the Market this weekend had tons of fresh fruits and vegetables for the community. Squash, potatoes, meat and bread were also at the Market. Paired with a breakfast burrito and music by the Bosque Bassoonists and the Suzuki Violinists, we had a great Sunday Market! The music, market plaza and breakfast are always a great time, but if you can’t make it to the Sunday market, the Wednesday Market has started up, and will run through the end of September, 3PM-6PM at the same location.

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First Wednesday Market of the Season

Vegetables_1Thank you to everyone that came out to our first Wednesday Market of the season. All the vendors will be there again next week with more fruits and vegetables! Tomatoes and peaches are in season, and you can also find summer squash, bread, flowers and onions. We look forward to seeing you at the market, whether it’s on Wednesday or Sunday!

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Jalapeños and Eggplant at the Market

JalapenosFantastic market this weekend – we had great music by Los Radiators, they are a Market favorite…thank you Los Radiators!! We also saw the first of the eggplant and jalapeños this weekend….which means that peppers are coming into season, so keep an eye out for sweet peppers, more jalapeños, and others at the market in the upcoming month! This Wednesday, July 16th will be the first Wednesday Market of the season. If you have family/friends that aren’t able to make it to the Sunday market – please let them know that vendors will be at the Market on Wednesdays from 3PM-6PM. This market has all the goodies without the crowds – so stop by after work on Wednesday! Next Sunday, we will have the always wonderful Suzuki violinists and Bosque bassoonists. See you this week!

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Peaches and Tomatoes in Season

Peaches_smHi folks – hope you enjoyed the Market this week with music by Jimmy Abraham and, if you got the the Market early, you were probably grabbed the first of the tomatoes, peaches and apricots this season. If you missed out, don’t worry – there will be more next weekend. If you enjoy the Market, show your support! Please invite your friends and family to the Market, we love having the community take advantage of what the Corrales Growers’ Market has to offer! Next Sunday, we will have musical favorite Los Radiators – so bring your bags and get to the Market at 9AM – locally grown food and lively music awaits!

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