The Santa Fe Farmers Market is a Year Round Destination
Visiting Santa Fe often means a trip to Canyon Road's art galleries, museums, the Plaza's many shops, or special events like the International Folk Art Market. But one venue that brings out locals and visitors from Albuquerque is the Santa Fe Farmers Market. On Saturdays and Tuesdays year-round, you'll find freshly backed breads, artisinal cheeses, grass fed meats and a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. It's a great place to visit every season, but for those who want fresh produce in the winter, it's worth a visit after the farmers markets in other places have shut down. It's open every week, not just one weekend per month.
Those traveling from Albuquerque often take the Rail Runner to spend the morning at the market, then visit downtown and the museums before heading home. The market is adjacent to the Rail Yards, just a few steps away from the train depot.
Find Fresh Produce and Seasonal Fruits
The stalls are filled with fresh, seasonal foods. In the fall, pick up a chile ristra, chile powder, or freshly roasted pods. You'll find a wide variety of apples or apple cider. Produce stands will have pumpkins, squash, root vegetables and greens. In the bountiful summer season, get your tomatoes, corn, chard and kale. Vendors are local growers and local bakers such as Cloud Cliff Bakery. Heidi's Raspberry Farm will have samples of delicious raspberry jams in a variety of flavors. Walking the market is a feast for the senses, as sights, smells and tastes abound. Live music is a few steps away as there are buskers playing accordians and other instruments. Kids can enjoy balloon animals, face painting and more.
Visit the Farmers Market Pavilion and Shops
Just beside the Farmers Market is the Market Pavilion. The large, open air building is an extension of the produce and fresh goods outside. You'll find shrimp, pickles, bakeries, soaps, spices, more produce and a few shops in the corner with farmers market goods. You'll also find restrooms and a place to sit down and rest your feet.
Farmers Market Shops
The shops inside the Market Pavilion feature chocolate, wine, tea, garden items and global gifts.
Cafe Fresh is a bistro and coffee shop that features foods made by the Treehouse, Whoo's Donuts, Aroma Coffee, Taos Cow Ice Cream and other local favorites. Cafe Fresh is located just beyond the market shops.
Inside the Market Pavilion is the Pavilion Cafe, where you'll find breakfast burritos, pastries, juice, coffee and other delectables. Get there early for the pastries, as they go fast. The Chocloate Maven, Whoo's Donuts, the Treehouse and Aroma Coffee are featured at the Pavilion.
Proceeds from both cafes benefit the Santa Fe Farmers Market.
Shop a Little More at the Artists Market
Just outside the Market Pavilion is the Santa Fe Artists Market. Stalls of goods feature hand painted gourds, blown glass pieces, photography, hand made knives, painting, pottery and more. Shop in the open air and know your dollars will go to a local artist.
Farmers Market Location and Hours
The Santa Fe Farmers Maket is located at 1607 Paseo de Peralta, at South Guadalupe Street. Parking is just $1 a day on Saturday and Sunday at the Railyard parking garage, between REI and Sanbusco.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Railyard is open all year. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the rest of the year, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Tuesday markets are May through November, with the hours the same as the Saturday market.
The Farmers Market Shops are open Saturdays and Tuesdays fom 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Railyard Artisan Market is open inside the Pavilion.