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June 28, 2017
Farmers Market Opens on Southside - JULY 4TH EVENT!

On July 4th the City of Santa Fe and the entire Southside won’t just have the Declaration of Independence to celebrate: before the fireworks begin, the Santa Fe Farmers Market will officially launch El Mercado Del Sur, a Southside Farmers’ Market bringing fresh, healthy, local food to Plaza Contenta every Tuesday between 3pm-6pm. The grand opening celebration will be from 3pm-6pm July 4th, and Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, the City Council, the City of Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market invite the public to join in the fun.

Where: Plaza Contenta, 6009 Jaguar Drive, across from Cesar Chavez Elementary School

When: July 4th, from 3:00-6:00PM

The first 100 customers will receive free food, compliments of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market.

Mayor Gonzales said, “El Mercado Del Sur is an important investment in equity for our Southside, one we’re proud to be a part of. Every Santa Fean, no matter what neighborhood they’re in, should have access to affordable and fresh food grown and the ability to support jobs and livelihoods at our own local farms, and this new market makes that a reality.”

“We’re very excited about our new location and becoming a part of the neighborhood,” said Lani Ersfeld, director of El Mercado Del Sur. “The grand opening is just the beginning. In addition to all of the great produce that will be for sale at the market, throughout the summer we’ll be providing health screenings, food demonstrations and samples, live music and a host of other great things.”

The opening celebration will have activities for kids, including water games and a Bounce House, traditional dance performances by Los Niños de Santa Fe, a “Hands for Land” art workshop and activity led by the Creative Activist Network, and much more.

El Mercado Del Sur will be open every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00PM until September 26. WIC and EBT are accepted at the market by qualifying vendors, and EBT transactions with be matched, doubling their purchase power, thanks to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute and the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association.

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