Frequently Asked Questions

Where and When?

Saturdays (Year-round!)

  • Winter hours: 8am-1pm (Summer hours: 7am-noon)
  • at the Santa Fe Farmers Market’s permanent home in the Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St).

Tuesday Mornings – May 6th through November 25th

  • Market hours: 8am-1pm
  • at the Santa Fe Farmers Market’s permanent home in the Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St).

Tuesday Afternoons – July through September

  • 3pm to 6:30pm
  • Southside Market
    In the Santa Fe Place Mall at the Zafarano Dr. Entrance
  • 2013 Southside market is now closed until July, 2014

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Where can I park in the Railyard?

Railyard Parking Garage (Recommended!)
(between REI and Sanbusco) open 6am – 1am
Sat – Sun: $1/day!
Mon – Fri: $1/hour, $5 max

Railyard Pay Stations
$1/hour, $10 max, enforced 6am – 6pm
(Chili Line Lane, Camino de la Familia behind REI, Warehouse 21 lot, etc.)

Santa Fe Pick-Up – Free!
Free shuttle between the Railyard, Canyon Rd, and the Plaza. Runs every 15 minutes!
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 6:30pm; Sat: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Download the Santa Fe Pick-Up Route Map

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What can I find at the Santa Fe Farmers Market?

You can find hundreds of varieties of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, some available year-round. In addition to seasonal produce, you can always find quality meats, dairy, and eggs; flowers and houseplants; traditional dried foods; superb baked goods; jams, jellies, and honeys; tantalizing body care and herbal products; and original crafts and homespun garments. During the planting season, you can also find compost, worms, and a marvelous selection of bedding plants. Please refer to the crop calendar for more details.

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Where do the products come from?

Our vendors may only sell agricultural products they grew themselves in our 15 county region, or crafts and processed items they have made with agricultural products from the area. So everything is “from here”!

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Does the Market host special events?

See our event calendar. Fun and informative seasonal and special Market events take place at the Santa Fe Farmers Market throughout the year. Additionally, the Market Pavilion is a preferred venue for many Santa Fe conferences and trade shows.

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When does the Railyard Artisan Market take place?

The Railyard Artisan Market is open every Sunday, 10am-4pm in the Farmers’ Market Pavilion. For more info, visit the Railyard Artisan Market website.

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Where are the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Shops and Cafe Fresh?

Cafe Fresh and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Shops are located in the Farmers’ Market Building, in between Second Street Brewery and the Farmers’ Market Pavilion, at 1607 Paseo de Peralta. The Shops and Cafe Fresh are open 7am-2pm Saturdays and Tuesdays and 10am-4pm on Sundays. Cafe Fresh features fresh soup, salads, and wraps made with ingredients from our local farmers; Taos Cow ice cream; organic espresso from Aroma Coffee; and more. The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Shops include the following local businesses: Vivac Winery, Artful Tea, ChocolateSmith, Gardens, and the Farmers Market Gift Shop.

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How can I be more involved / sign up to volunteer?

For volunteer opportunities on Market members’ farms, please see: www.santafefarmersmarket.com/volunteer/. The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market organization is always looking for volunteers of all types. Please contact the office and let us know your availability and we will eagerly assist your further involvement.

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Is the new Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion available for our event?

The Market Pavilion is an ideal location for conferences, trade shows, off-site meetings, film locations, concerts, fund raisers and celebrations of all kinds including Santa Fe weddings. Contact the Pavilion manager at info@santafefarmersmarket.com for date availability and rate and services information.

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Is the Santa Fe Farmers Market Organic?

The Market is not exclusively organic, but many of our growers are Certified Organic, or Certified Naturally Grown, and they post their Certificates or Crop Lists. You can ask the farmers how they raise their crops. We have baskets of beautiful produce grown without chemicals!

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Do any Santa Fe Farmers’ Market members offer CSAs?

Many vendors at the Market offer CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture programs). Please explore our vendor links to find out what kind of CSA programs farmers are offering each season.

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Do Santa Fe Farmers Market vendors accept WIC and EBT?

WIC and EBT are accepted on all Market days by qualifying vendors. For more information about New Mexico WIC, please visit:  www.health.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/index.php and for more information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp program), please visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

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Can I bring my dog to the Market?

With the exception of service dogs, dogs are NOT allowed inside the Market vending area due to New Mexico Environment Department regulations.

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Can I play music / setup a booth for my interest group / etc.?

We love supporting local musicians and non-profits during market events. However, we do require prior approval. Please contact the office for more information.

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How can I become a vendor?

We have strict rules to protect the quality and character of the Market, as well as an application process. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, please read the Rules and Regulations in the Vendors area of the web site. If you qualify, send in an application (also available at the Vendor Resources area) and we will be in touch.

Note: There is currently a moratorium on new vendors that sell primarily processed foods, nursery, herbal, or craft items. However, the Santa Fe Farmers Market always welcomes and encourages new vendors of minimally processed food (produce, dairy, meats, honey), so if your product fits that description, please contact us any time of the year!

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How can I become a vendor at the Railyard Artisan Market?

The Railyard Artisan Market includes local artists, craftspeople, farmers, and food artisans from New Mexico. Artisan vendor applications may be downloaded at www.railyardartmarket.com. For more information on becoming a vendor at the Artisans Market, contact Francesca Forese at francesca@santafefarmersmarket.com

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How can I make a donation to the Market?

If you would like your contribution to go towards SFFM Institute programs, you may make a donation to the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute. If you would like to contribute to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market day-to-day operations, please support our online store or our Mercado and Cafe at the Market.

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Who can I contact about …?

All communications should be directed through the office contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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I have a question not answered here!

It must be a good one! Please get in touch and let us know what we’re missing.

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