Questa Farmers Market held 20 successful Sunday markets during the 2018 season, hosting 4 to 9 vendors at each market, and musicians every Sunday. Vendors reported total sales topping $19,000, nearly doubling last year’s impact.
The market had about 1600 patrons during the season. The market grew in vendor and patron participation and supported more featured musicians than the previous season. Financial support came from the Questa Economic development Fund, Chevron’s Community Grants for Good program, and the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association.
QFM accepts WIC and Senior Nutrition Program checks, is a SNAP authorized market, and participates in the double-up-food-bucks program. Double-up makes your dollars worth double when you buy local—NM grown within 80 miles of the market—fruits and vegetables.
QFM will keep focusing on growing a locally strong economy in 2019. Join as a vendor or patronize the market to help all achieve these goals: to support local food production and particularly small-scale agricultural projects, and local entrepreneurs. Make a stronger and more resilient community right here!
For more information about participating in the Questa Farmers Market go to QuestaFarmersMarket.org. The 2019 season will begin June 16 and end Sept 15th. Some vendors will return for a final fall market/festival at Cambalache (date TBA).
Read the full 2018 season report HERE.