Fresh Produce, Mind-blowing Flavors, and a Vibrant Community
As you step into the welcoming sea of colorful canopies and eclectic harmonies at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market, it’s easy to see why the market has been ranked the best among large farmers markets by America’s Farmland Trust!
The downtown strip is bustling every Saturday morning, year round, with the sights, sounds, and scents of the best of Las Cruces. Local entertainers belt out tunes on every corner, and you might never guess that some of the best breakfast aromas in the world come from food trucks!
Each visit is a new adventure, whether you’re looking for a culinary escapade, a cultural excursion, or just some casual people-watching! The Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market never disappoints.
The Thrill of the Chard
Everywhere you look, carts of beautiful local produce beckon you to take a stab at a new recipe, or just bite right in!
If you favor hearty organic produce, head over to Preferred Produce, a family of Deming-based growers who will take the time to answer your questions about which pepper is best for your recipe. If hydroponic produce is your game, Rockhouse Farm—also from Deming—has an impressive selection of seasonal vegetables.
When chile season is in full swing, just follow your nose to the Hill Farms stand. The friendly Hill family has some of the most flavorful green chile and pinto beans you’ll ever find, and they’re passionate about connecting people to the food they eat.
If you’re used to grabbing listless fruit and soft veggies from chain stores, you’re going to be astounded by the difference fresh-picked local produce makes in your meals. But if you’re chompin’ at the bit, stop by one of the amazing food vendors or trucks for an unforgettable breakfast or lunch.
A Foodie’s Heaven
What sounds good? Chorizo fries topped with an egg? Gourmet ramen and a muffaletta sandwich? Stop by 138, a quirky red food truck and regular at the farmers market, for one of these mouthwatering dishes.
If you’re craving pizza, Joshua’s Pie piles quality toppings onto artisan sourdough crust that bubbles and chars so tantalizingly, you’ll have a hard time waiting for it to cool enough to eat! Maybe lighter fare suits you best: check out the iconic verdant Greenhaus food truck for scrumptious whole grains, ripe avocado, and grass-fed beef.
It would take months to sample each of the unique (and sometimes off-the-wall) offerings at the Las Cruces Farmers Market, but flavors this good will keep you coming back for more.
Where the People are
There’s a palpable sense of community at the Las Cruces Farmers Market. You’re sure to run into old friends or make some new ones each time you stroll the downtown streets.
And conversation is never lacking, as the rotating flow of talented entertainers get your feet tapping and bring back sweet musical memories. Jazz, Beatles’ tunes, and traditional Mexican folk songs blend together to make your stroll down the market delightful and refreshing.
Take a gander at the glass artistry of My Grandmother’s Broken Dishes for a unique fusion of depression era diningware and timeless jewelry. The artisans who set up shop at the market are some of the most interesting folk you’ll meet!
Make a Saturday of it!
Come enjoy the casual cadence of the market this Saturday. There’s no bad time of year to visit, and with a famously dog-friendly atmosphere, you can feel free to bring along your canine companion to take in the sights and sounds together!
Checkout the farmers market’s Facebook page here to stay up to date on special events, including special Wednesday night markets and contests.
We can’t wait to bump into you at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market!