THE Rio Grande Farm Park continues to build on its healthy local food system with its weekly Mercadillo en el Rio that allows farmers, growers, makers, and crafters to have a place to sell and to introduce themselves to our SLV community. The season starts Wednesday.
“The main thing is that it’s a San Luis Valley market. It’s for the valley as a whole,” said Daliah Torrez, a farm park assistant. “We’re really wanting people to connect with their community, know who they’re shopping from, know our growers from within our food chain and the different creative businesses.”
The weekly Wednesday market series begins July 6 and runs through Sept. 28. Each weekly market is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A ginormous community yard sale is envisioned Mercadillo en el Rio on July 20. Torrez said anybody who has anything to sell can set up a table at the market.
The Rio Grande Farm Park is located East of Alamosa on Hwy 17 just north of Hwy 160.
“We just want to get the community involved with what we’re doing at the Farm Park, which is equitable access to land for people to grow their own food (our family plots) and create income for themselves (commercial plots) using organic and regenerative farming practices,” said Torrez. She punctuates at the, “AND to support others within their community.”
To get involved as a vendor, reach out to Torrez at firstname.lastname@example.org or find more information at https://riograndefarmpark.org/.
Otherwise come out on Wednesday’s to the Rio Grande Farm Park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy Mercadillo en el Rio.