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7 Top Reasons to Visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market

The Santa Fe Farmers Market is more than a typical market selling fresh produce during the summer – much more. Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, this happens to be one of the largest, oldest, and most successful farmers markets in the entire United States. Fresh fruits and vegetables are just one of many reasons to check it out. To get you started, here are 7 top reasons to visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market.

#1 Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Located just a hop, skip and a jump from the Santa Fe Market is the perfect accommodation for overnight stays. Besides the convenient proximity, Inn of the Turquoise Bear bed and breakfast encompasses fascinating history, authentic architecture, local art, delicious food, and unmatched hospitality for a truly iconic Santa Fe experience. Offering nine unique and spacious guest rooms in a rambling adobe estate, you’ll enjoy a private, quiet and restful stay when you’re not out exploring Santa Fe’s endless adventures. Pack your fresh produce for a picnic in Santa Fe and then return to the Bear.

#2 Open All Year

The Santa Fe Farmers Market is open year-round, every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. That means no matter what time of year you visit Santa Fe, you can take advantage of all that the Market offers, including a fantastic selection of fresh produce, bread, honey, meat, eggs, and much more.

#3 100% Locally Grown

All of the products sold by the Santa Fe Farmers Market vendors are always locally grown by the people selling them. What’s more, 100% of the vegetables, fruits, and nursery plants available are grown right here in northern New Mexico. Likewise for at least 70% of the ingredients used to make all processed items, as well as the materials used to make any craft products.

#4 Tuesday Market

If you’re staying mid-week, then don’t miss the Tuesday Market, which brings a little something special to Santa Fe. Load up on farm fresh goodies while avoiding the crowds. You’ll find the same great selection as Saturdays.

Tuesday Market Hours
May 2 – December 19
Tuesday: 8am to 1pm

Tuesdays also bring to Santa Fe the Tuesday Del Sur Market thanks to the joint effort of the SFFM and the Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center. The Del Sur Market’s goal is to connect local growers to offer fresh, healthy food to Santa Fe’s growing community. For you, that means more opportunities to shop.

Tuesday Del Sur Market Hours
July 4 – September 26
Tuesday: 3pm to 6pm

Location: Presbyterian Medical Center, 4801 Beckner Rd., Santa Fe, NM

#5 Railyard Artisan Market

In addition to Saturdays and Tuesdays, the Railyard Artisan Market on Sundays is chock full of handmade original works by New Mexico artisans and creative small businesses. Here you’ll find fine art and crafts, special gifts, a variety of jewelry, health and beauty items, home goods, creative souvenirs, and personal mementos.

Railyard Artisan Market Hours

  • Sunday: 10am to 3pm

#6 Gift Shop & Cafés

The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Gift Shop is teeming with one-of-a-kind, fair-trade and local items. Each time you visit, you’ll find new items on display, perfect for that unique purchase. If you want to take home a memento of the Market, this is also the best place to purchase Santa Fe Farmers Market branded merchandise, such as aprons, totes, and hats.

Gift Shop (Winter) Hours:

  • Tuesday: 8am to 2pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 2pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 3pm

When you’re ready to take a pause from perusing the produce and products, head to one of two cafés for some refreshing sips and tasty nibbles.

Located within the Santa Fe Farmers Market Shops, Cafe Fresh serves hot coffee and a variety of ready-to-eat treats made with market-sourced ingredients. The menu items change with the season, so stop back and enjoy something new each time you visit.

The Farmers’ Market Pavilion Café is located in the main Market Hall Pavilion. The menu includes breakfast burritos, house made sausage, pastries, donuts, juice, coffee – many of which come from local businesses.

Cafe Fresh (Winter) Hours:

  • Saturday: 8am to 2pm (Farmers’ Market Day)
  • Sunday: 10am to 3pm (Railyard Artisan Market)

Café Fresh has expanded to include weekday hours. Call 505.983.4098 for more information.

#7 Popular Santa Fe Railyard Location

The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market’s home is the Santa Fe Railyard, a popular gathering place for visitors and residents alike. It’s a one-stop shop for contemporary art, talented performances, cinema entertainment, locally grown produce, exceptional gifts, good food, and the best craft breweries. View Railyard Map

FAQs about the Santa Fe Farmers Market

In addition to these 7 top reasons to visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market, below are answers to frequently asked questions to help you prepare your visit, whether it’s the first time or the tenth time. Book your stay at the Turquoise Bear and get ready for a fun and memorable experience.

What are the most popular items for sale at the Market?

The most popular items for sale are fresh fruits and vegetables.

Where is the Market located?

The Market is located at the Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (Railyard), Santa Fe, NM

Where do I park?

There is a parking garage, metered parking, pay stations and more. Get the parking details.

Is the Santa Fe Farmers Market year round?

Visit the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market year-round on Saturdays at the Railyard’s Market Pavilion, as well as seasonally on Tuesdays at the Railyard and Tuesdays at Del Sur Market.

What’s in season?

What’s in season naturally changes throughout the year, so here’s a month-by-month description of what produce you can expect to find.

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