Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market is located in historic Robinson Park at 8th Street and Central in the heart of Downtown Albuquerque. Local farmers set up their tents and canopies every Saturday morning during the market season. Vendors offer freshly harvested produce including squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, green beans, beets onions, fresh garlic, figs and fig tree starters, raspberries, cherries, grapes plums, pears, peaches apricots and other fruits. Vendors offer fresh herbs, fresh New Mexico varieties of Honey, dairy items including goat cheese and spreads. New Mexico watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew melons and awesome Northern New Mexico apples are a big hit with shoppers. Red and Green Chile from Las Cruces, Hatch, Lemitar, Jarales, Veguita, Los Padillas, Belen, Corrales and Espanola are available in addition to Yellow Hots, Jalapenos, Habaneros, Serranos, Wax peppers, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, mushrooms, pumpkins and gourds. The Downtown Growers Markets attracts everything from small backyard farmers to larger farms like Schwebach Farms of Moriarity with their ever-popular fresh white corn, and New Bolita and Pinto Beans, and awesome red potatoes.
In addition to fruit and vegetables there are a wonderful variety of Arts and Crafts vendors that include paintings, pictures, artwork, fantastic scented soaps, pottery, jewelry, wood carvings and home made quilts, along with popular crochet blankets, hats, purses, baby items and special order items are available.
This years Market will happen May 17-November 8, Saturdays from 7 am to Noon (8am-1pm beginning Sep 6th) 2014. Popular with people from all over the city and especially downtown residents, early morning shoppers come to enjoy fresh brewed coffee, pastries, cookies, scones sit on their blankets with their families amid the cool canopy of trees in Robinson Park and listen to music provided by a variety of popular local groups that add to the wonderful ambiance of the Downtown Growers Market. In addition to freshly ground and brewed coffees Java Joe's offers fantastic Breakfast burritos that are a favorite item with regular shoppers at the market. Other food vendors offer delicious Pueblo Indian Bread, home made tamales, French Baguettes, breads and oven-fresh baked Pastry items. Sponsored by the Downtown Action Team, we invite you and your family to come and shop and enjoy the Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market.