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Questa Farmers Market Starts Up May 29

Questa Farmers Market (QFM) is strengthening local livelihoods in northern Taos County by supporting agriculturalists, entrepreneurs, and the next generation of local food business leaders, by offering youth internships. Our program hosts a seasonal market every Sunday from the end of May to early October. We develop and improve a physical marketplace, guide paid youth internships, and partner with local organizations in order to connect community members to local food and one another.


NEW! Questa Arts Market (QAM) will share this same day and time. Previously it was held on Saturdays. QAM operates as a separate market, so that QFM can offer SNAP/EBT (food stamps) and other food benefits to our community. Eligible farmers markets must sell food, primarily: that’s local agriculture and some prepared food—but very limited handmade nonfood items.


Questa Farmers Market is offering paid youth internships this year to provide; work-based learning, mentorship and skill development focused on local farm-to-market economics.


The long-range goal of Questa Farmers Market is to establish a marketplace that supports the local food economy by supporting growers, craftspeople, and customers. Mission Statement: to strengthen the local food system in northern Taos County by supporting small land- and home-based businesses, and youth through market internships, mentorship and skill building. We are a program of Localogy, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3).


For more information about the internship and QFM in general: call or text (575) 224-2104 or email growersmakers@gmail.com. For info on the QAM, contact Lynn Skall at lynn@QuestaEDF.com, leave a message at (575) 586-2149.

Author

  • 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