ALAMOSA — Local and “fresh as it gets “ Organic Farmers Market is being held at the Alamosa Rio Grande Farm Park on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. The farmers pick the produce and walk over to the tables to sell!
There are more than 10 farmers growing food on these 38 acres for their family, and seven families are growing for an incubator market business project.
The squash are abundant as well as cilantro, herbs, beans, peas, onions, cucumbers, corn, lettuce, carrots, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes of all variety and colors, cabbage, kale, chard, radishes, turnips, zucchini, garlic, kohlrabi, mustard greens, eggs, beets, broccoli, celery and more. Other farmers are also selling peaches and other produce.
Those who come a little early can actually watch the farmers pick their produce and see the plants and how the crops grow. Some of the farmers are Guatemalan and have unique ways of growing their crops.
The park has a mentor Jessie who is helping with permaculture and organic methods. It is all irrigated by the Rio Grande River water from the Independent Ditch using the ancient acequia watering system.
The farm has been organic for three years and is surpassing its production.
Caption: Francisco Francisco sells everything fresh and organic to Keith and Debbie Cerny.