ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- Aiming to raise awareness and support for local farmers markets around the country, National Farmers’ Market Week runs from August 4 through August 10.
Co-manager of Downtown Growers’ Market, Danielle Schlobohm explains that unlike at stores and shops, when farmers sell their produce at farmers’ markets, they receive 100% of the profits.
“Traditional farmers and ranchers who sell to grocery stores and things like that only really end up receiving on average about $0.15 for every dollar spent. At farmers’ markets, they receive 100% of that dollar,” said Schlobohm.
Additionally, farmers markets are a great entryway for small businesses, keep business within the local economy, and also allow consumers to know who grows their food.
Last year, the Downtown Growers’ Market generated $2 million in sales.
The Downtown Growers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Robinson Park off of 8th and Central in Albuquerque. This year, the market will be open through November 2.
For more information on the Downtown Growers’ Market, click here.
New Mexico farmers’ markets:
- ABQ Uptown Growers’ Market
- Cedar Crest Farmers’ Market
- Corrales Growers’ Market
- Domingo Baca
- Healthy Here Mobile Farmers Market
- Irving Village Open Air Market
- Los Ranchos Growers’ Market
- Mile High Farmers’ Market
- La Familia Growers’ Market
- Nob Hill Growers’ Market
- Rail Yards Market
- South Valley Growers Market