Great Wednesday Market this week! We had locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers and honey! The NM WIC office was also at the Market, passing out checks to those that qualified. If you would like to learn more about WIC, and what it provides to the community, you can read more here. Sunday, we will have music by David Palsce and Wally Davidson, as well as breakfast and locally grown food. See you Sunday!
New 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.
This 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.
Thank 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!
Fantastic 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!