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Photo by G. McGahee QFM Inters 2023 running their coffee booth and making pizza in the horno.

Music Lineup At Questa Farmers Market, Opening May 26


Come enjoy live music at Questa Farmers Market with Michael Rael & Friends on opening day, May 26.
We love every bit of the local food, youth intern energy and entrepreneurial spirit, but what connects all of us, rain or shine, is the music! Local musicians, you bring hearts together, make us dance, and keep good vibes flowing.


Every market is a celebration; here’s the music lineup for the season!
May 26 Michael Rael & Friends
June 2 The Arcane Ramblers
June 6 Nick Hans
June 16 Nick Hans & the High
Desert Serenaders
June 23 Phillip John Brooks
June 30 Sanji Band
July 7 Noble Rider
July 14 Owen Robert Johnson
July 21 Marlo Mortenson
July 28 Chris & Rodney Arellano
Aug 4 Alex Garcia, At The Watertower
Aug 11 Chris & Rodney Arellano
Aug 18 Mark Dudrow & Martha Shepp
Aug 25 Kate Mann
Sept 1 Becky Reardon & Julie Hawley
Sept 8 Mark Dudrow & Justin Dean
Sept 15 Chris & Rodney Arellano
Sept 22 (to be announced)
Sept 29 Wilson & McKee from La Veta
Oct 6 Cambalache, Michael Rael & Friends & Everyone


We’re happy to host music every Sunday and we’re honored to have each musician and group join all of us this season. Support local musicians; buy their merch, dance, enjoy, and, as Michael Rael says, song requests on a one hundred dollar bill.


The market will be open every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until early October. Thanks to local growers, entrepreneurs, customers and community—this will be the eighth season!


“Hola this is Michael Rael, one of the music entertainers in the local area for over 50 years. I really enjoy playing at the farmers market, especially with my grandson, The Deeds, Irene Martinez, Jimmy Baca, Dino Archuleta, Mark Boor and Bubba Beschler who comes to us from Pennsylvania. We’re at Rael’s Market almost every Thursday night and so anybody that wants to join us, come in and have a fun night. I so enjoy doing that… and then we’re gonna be able to show off at the farmers market. Come by and enjoy all the different musicians that will come through the farmers market!”


Paid Youth Internship
We will hire eight Paid Youth Interns this season. Our program offers work-based learning, mentorship and skill development focused on the local farm and market economic system. Interns are able to work on a variety of projects each season, which include set activities and additional opportunities tailored by the student to fit their interests. The intended age group is 14 to 18, however younger people may apply. We begin hiring this month! The application is open on our website, QuestaFarmersMarket.org.


Call to Food and Farm Vendors
More than ever, growing local food is up to all of us. To be a farmers market, eligible to accept EBT/SNAP and Double-Up-Food-Bucks, at least 50 percent of what we sell must be raw farm goods or unprocessed local foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, meat, and cheese). Local means grown within 100 miles of the market. Vendors may sell local prepared foods (SNAP-eligible) and value-added farm goods, with a small percentage of handmade items.


If you have SNAP benefits, you receive Double-Up-Food-Bucks (DUFB) automatically when you use your EBT card at the market. You’ll swipe your EBT card for $20 and you’ll get another $20 to spend on local fruits and vegetables, doubling your money (this DUFB portion is a federal grant).


Interested in being a vendor?

Please get in touch with Market Manager Susannah Hall. To contact us, call (575) 224-2102 or email growersmakers@gmail.com. You can find details on our website, questafarmersmarket.org/for-vendors/
The Questa Farmers Market is a program of Localogy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in Questa. Our mission is to support small farm, garden- and food-based businesses in northern Taos County, and youth through market internships and mentorship.


QuestaFarmersMarket.org
facebook.com/QuestaFarmersMarket
instagram.com/questafarmersmarket


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  • Gaea McGahee

    Gaea McGahee is the organizer of the the Questa Farmers Market growersmakers@gmail.com, https://questafarmersmarket.org/ and is the owner/operator of Yoga Sala in Questa. http://www.yogasalaquesta.org/, yogasalaquesta@gmail.com

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