SFFM Board of Directors - UPCOMING ELECTIONS!
LOVE THE FARMERS’ MARKET?
Consider running for the board of directors in our upcoming election!
The board is elected by the SFFM membership, and is made up of current market vendors and interested citizens from the community. Board members serve three year staggered terms.
If you are interested in running for a board position, and want your name included in the annual meeting packet, you must notify us in writing no later than 5:00pm, Friday October 24th, 2014. Please include a short (no longer than 1 page) statement that will be sent to all members describing who you are and explaining why you want to be elected to the board. Your letter of declaration can be hand-delivered to Paolo Speirn at the Market, mailed or delivered to the office at 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87501, or emailed to Lara Theragood at email@example.com.
Please be aware that serving on the board is a significant commitment of time and energy. Board members must attend the monthly board meeting (the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm), participate in at least one committee, and be willing to do other work. Consider carefully whether or not you have the time and energy to take on this commitment before declaring your candidacy.
Market Fresh Cooking is back!
Join us for our cooking demos at the farmers market.
Follow the chef as they select their market ingredients, then watch, learn, and sample as they prepare a creative dish.
Demos begin at 11 am.
Tuesday October 21st, Kristen Davenport, Boxcar Farm
Tuesday November 18th, SFCA Thanksgiving special
An opportunity to help Gaia Gardens
Gaia Gardens, a nonprofit certified organic farm, has been operating on a leased parcel of land in Santa Fe since 2012. With the support of a large group of friends and neighbors, we have turned a parched and neglected landscape into a colorful urban oasis, cultivating a large parcel of land in the middle of town and galvanizing a powerful community around it.
This 3.5-acre rental property is now threatened with foreclosure. To preserve this unique piece of land, continue our educational mission and provide affordable housing for future generations, we have created the Mil Abrazos (One Thousand Hugs) Community Land Trust, a nonprofit, to purchase the farm property.
A Community Land Trust is a nonprofit membership organization that owns and holds land “in trust” for the benefit of the community in order to provide permanently affordable access to land for such purposes as quality housing, sustainable agriculture, cottage industries and co-operatives, by forever removing the land from the speculative market.
In order to purchase the farm property, we have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. http://igg.me/at/MilAbrazos
Just ask for your "Tuesday Special"
On Tuesdays, the Farmers Market is offering 15% off any food and drink combo at the Farmers Market Cafés.
bagel sandwiches with local greens & goat cheese * green chile stew * tamales * burritos * local pastries * green drinks * lemonade, sodas & coconut water * organic coffee & espresso
Gluten free options, too!
NEW! Find Your Farmer text hotline
Ever wonder whether your go-to pastry guy is at the Farmer Market this week?
Or where the lady with the epic sunflower sprouts is set up?
Now, you can find out super fast with our new Find Your Farmer text hotline.
Here’s how it works:
* Text the name of the vendor (or their business) and your question to 505-467-9792.
* Begin the text with “FYF”.
* We’ll get back to you within fifteen minutes.
“FYF – Is Jose Gonzales at the market today?”
“FYF – Where is Santa Cruz Farms set up this morning?”
Texts without the full name of a vendor and/or their business name cannot be answered.
So none of this, please: “FYF – the one guy…with the vegetables and…stuff…where is he?”
We look forward to pointing you in the right direction.
WIC and SNAP EBT accepted at all Farmers' Markets by qualifying vendors.
For more information about New Mexico WIC, please click here.
For more information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp program), please click here.
One EBT dollar =
Double the Value in Farmers Market Tokens
To assist lower-income individuals, the Farmers Market Institute will be doubling the value of EBT transactions at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.
People can scan their EBT cards at the Market’s Information Table and receive double the value in market tokens up to $20 per market day.
For ALL of 2014 – Every Market!
Yum! Recipe ideas for the season
The Market Pavilion
The Pavilion will be available for event rentals when the Market is not in session. For more information about having your event at the market hall, click here.