The Alamosa Farmers’ Market had another great season this year. In particular we want to thank:
All of our vendors: Without you, the Market would not happen.
All of the market customers: You support all of our fantastic vendors and keep the market vibrant. You also help to support our live music, educational demonstrations, kids’ crafts, and other market programs.
To Oscars Restaurant and the rest of the Downtown business community: You help to provide a great neighborhood for our market.
Thanks also to the Alamosa Community Greenhouse, SLV Local Foods Coalition, Local Marketing district, City of Alamosa, Public Works, RMS Utilities, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, KRZA, Valley Courier, SLV Junction, KGIW, KSPK, and the Healthy Habits committee.
We welcomed several musical groups this season. Thanks so much to Rippah Shreddahs, Sky Choice, Chase Huglin, Bittersweet Highway, Company of Friends, Trio Cancioneras del Valle, Rhonda Mouser, Jill Cohn, Standard Deviation, and Bebop-Anonymous, for sharing your music with the market. Thanks also to Frankie Rivera for singing the National Anthem each week.
It takes many hands to make the Market happen each week. In particular we would like to thank: Lares Feliciano, Diana Jones, Martie Jones, Frances VanderStappen and Milagros, Gary Wagoner, Becky and Erica Steenburg, Friend Darr, Tom Wallis, Joel Garcia, Audrey Liu, Shasta Liu, Mel Huss and the Alamosa Food Bank, Claudia Ebel, Liza Marron, Melissa Emminger, Jan Oen, Luette Frost, Don Thompson, Dave Reschke, Katy Baer, Jirakorn Pongpanich, Jeremy Yeats, Cody Robson and VEGI, Seanna Mackey, Zen Rose Kretsinger, Abe Rosenberg, Jen Ballentine Burris, Lawrence Ortega, Mary Susan Eldredge, Salai Taylor and the Fiber Floozies, Brandy Myers, Jamie Kretz, and Beatriz Waddell, Candice Mitchell, Angela Heersink and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Angela Prentis, Kelsie Baggs, Ellen Dodds, Lisa Tyme, Kuatid Mabil, Tessa Reigle and Adams State Cares Day Committee.
Special thanks to Bothe Kretsinger, the on-site manger for the past two seasons. His knowledge of local ranching, farmers and farming, and music will be sorely missed. He has been a huge asset to the Market these past two seasons.
Special thanks also to Mark Pittman. Without his love and support, there would be no way to make this all work. Thanks to Bethany, Jonah, and Simon Pittman for test driving the kids crafts and being excited parts of the Farmers’ Market family. And to baby Amos for being amazingly patient and flexible during his first market season.
See everyone again next season,
Alamosa Farmers’ Market Director
You can visit the Market every Saturday during the months of July through October. At the Alamosa Farmers' Market you can find fresh, local and regional produce, baked goods, crafts, cooking demos, live music, and cultural events. Come out and support local food and local growth by visiting the Alamosa Farmers' Market.
You can view all of the regulations by clicking on the Regulations link. To learn how you can become a vendor, check our Vendors Page. We proudly support local farmers and artisans!
Food Safety Class - August 4, 2014
Mandy Pittman - Farmers' Market Director
Bothe Kretsinger- Farmers' Market On-site Manager