Albuquerque Area Farmers Markets

Pick Your Produce

Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market
••• Courtesy of Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market

New Mexico has a wealth of small farms and gardeners who share their produce and flowers by the roadside. And the Albuquerque area farmers markets provide a lot as well. Although most Farmers Markets are seasonal, some have winter markets too. Market hours can vary, so it’s a good idea to check each market’s schedule before heading out.

There is a great deal of excitement in picking out your own fresh produce at a local market.

Much of it is organic, and all of it is healthy. But there’s so much more to it than that. Each market has its own distinctive style, some with live music and entertainment, some with special fairs, some with arts and crafts tables.

Head out to a morning market and you’ll find someone selling fresh coffee, and someone else with muffins and scones. At an evening market, you might get that bag of potatoes and a place to buy dinner to boot. More than anything, when buying produce at a market, a bit of conversation is all it takes to connect you, the consumer, to them, the people who grew the food. Instead of a nameless corporation, the tomato in tonight’s salad is now connected to a face.

Farmers markets can accommodate more than cash or check. The markets also supplement low income residents through the WIC, EBT and senior checks programs.

Senior checks go out to seniors who are enrolled in the state’s Commodity Supplemental food Program (CSFP).

Bernalillo county seniors in the program who want vouchers can pick them up beginning July 1st at the ECHO warehouse, located at Suite 226 at 300 Menaul NW, in Albuquerque. Vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis.

The WIC, or Women, Infants and Childrens program, supplements low income women with children to ensure they get fresh, healthy foods.

The EBT/Food Stamps program supplements low income families with fresh foods by providing wireless EBT machines in designated markets.

2016 Schedule:

ABQ Uptown
Where: Northeast parking lot at ABQ Uptown shopping center, one block north of Trader Joe's on Uptown Loop.
When: 7 a.m. – Noon, Saturdays
Market Runs: Saturdays June 7 - October 25
This market is convenient in location, and also for providing plenty of places to park. They have live music every Saturday morning. For more information, call Victor Lewis at (505) 720-7757.
The market accepts WIC and senior checks, EBT and debit cards.

ABQ Growers at Presbyterian Hospital
Where: 1200 block of Central NE, across from Presbyterian Hospital.
When: 7 a.m. – Noon., Tuesdays
Market Runs: June - October
The market is located in the empty lot on Central, across from the hospital. For more information, call Victor Lewis at (505) 720-7757.
The market accepts WIC and senior checks, EBT and debit cards.

Albuquerque Downtown Market
Where: 8th & Central at Robinson Park
When: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays
Market Runs: April 16 - November 5
The Downtown market offers food, music, entertainment and a wide variety of vendors. Parking is not a problem, with 500 free parking spaces within two blocks of the market.

Contact Robert Hoberg, Market Manager at 252-2959
The market accepts WIC, EBT, debit and senior checks.

Lobo Growers Market
Where: Cornell Mall, UNM Main Campus
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., days vary
Market Runs: August - October
Contact Jessica Rowland at (505) 277-3431 for more information.

Los Ranchos Growers Market
Where: 6718 Rio Grande NW
When: Saturdays, 7 a.m. - noon
Market Runs: May 7 - November 12, Winter Market December - April, second Saturday of month.
The Los Ranchos market and Arts and Crafts market is one of the largest in the city. This long running and popular market often sells out of the local eggs and specialty items before 10 a.m., so get out early for the best in seasonal produce. Much of it is grown right in Los Ranchos and in the Albuquerque North Valley. Find it at the Village Hall.

 Contact Sue Brawley, (505) 890-2799
The market accepts WIC.

Albuquerque Nob Hill Growers Market
Where: Morningside Park, Lead & Morningside SE
When: Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., October-November, 3 p.m. to dusk
Market Runs: April -  November
The Nob Hill market has a small, solid core of growers and has a pleasant park setting. For information on the market, contact Catherine Gordon at (505) 934-8960.
The market accepts WIC, EBT, debit and senior checks.

Albuquerque Northeast Farmers' & Artisans' Market
Where: West side of Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd
When: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesdays
Market Runs: May 24 - October 25
Contact Joshua Shelburne, (505) 369-6549.
Accepts EBT, Debit and credit, WIC and senior checks.

Albuquerque Armijo Village Growers Market
Where: SW corner of Isleta Blvd. and Arenal Road
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon
Market Runs: June 4 - October 29
The market is located in the Martin Plumbing parking lot. Contact Linda Martin at (505) 877-7100.
The market accepts EBT, Debit, WIC and Senior WIC.

Mobile Farmers' Market at First Nations Community Healthsource
The mobile farmers' market meets at different locations. Its 2016 hours are June 6 - October 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. The mobile market accepts SNAP, EBT, Debit, Credit, WIC and DUFB. Contact Natalie Donnelly for more information at (505) 841-1357.

Mile-Hi Farmers Market
Where: Alvarado Park, NE corner of Alvarado NE and Hannett NE
When: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Sundays
Market Runs: June 5 - October 30
Contact: Jennifer Helsel 313-327-9934.

Railyards Market
Where: ABQ Rail Yards, 777 1st Street SW
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sundays
Market Runs: May - October and December 11
Contact: Alaska Piper,

Albuquerque South Valley Growers Market
Where: Cristo Del Valle Presbyterian Church at 3907 Isleta SW
When: 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturdays; 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. early market.
Market Runs: June 11 - October 29
This fun market always has delicious produce from the south valley growers, along with a summer of musical entertainment. For more information on the South Valley market, contact Rhonda Reinert at (505) 877-4044.
This market accepts WIC, SNAP and senior checks.

South Valley Gateway Growers Market
Where: 100 Isleta SW, at Gateway Park
When: Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Market Runs: June 8 through October 19
The South Valley Growers' Market accepts EBT, WIC, DUFB, SNAP.

Belen Growers Market
Where: Anna Becker Park, Hwy 309/Reinken Ave
When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays
Market Runs: June – October
The Belen market accepts EBT, WIC, debit and senior checks.

Bernalillo Farmers Market
Where: Camino and Caye Don Francisco, in the pavilion at Rotary Park.
When: Fridays, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Market Runs: June 17 - October 28
Contact Bonnie Hill, (505) 228-5801
The market accepts DUFB, SNAP, WIC.

Bosque Farms Growers Market
Where: 1090 North Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms
When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon
Market Runs: May 7 - October 29
For more information, contact George Torres at (505) 307-1891.
The Bosque Farms market accepts WIC, EBT, Debit and senior checks.

Cedar Crest Farmers Market
Where: 12144 North Highway 14
When: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Market Runs: June 1 - October 19
Contact Robert Thompson, (505) 269-1577.

Los Lunas Farmers Market
Where: 3447 Lambros Circle
When: Tuesdays, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Market Runs: May 17 - October 25
Contact Loretta Torres, (505) 307-1891.

Corrales Growers Market
Where: Recreation Center, 500 Jones Road and Corrales Road, south of the post office
When: 9 a.m. – Noon Sundays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesdays
Market Runs: April 24 - November 6
Winter Market: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., first Sunday of the month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Runs: December - April
The Corrales market is one of the busiest around, with many special events.
For more information about the market and its events, contact Bonnie Gonzales at (505) 898-6336.
This market accepts WIC.