Wouldn't it be great to have the number one large farmers markets right around the corner and easily accessible? It sure is! The Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market was voted number 1 large market by American Farmland Trust last year (2011). The market started in 1971 when a group of the local farmers decided to sell directly to the community. As Las Cruces grew so did the Farmers market and what started as a small group has grown to over 50 venders on Wednesday and burgeoning to over 200 venders on the Saturday Market.
A benefit the Farmers and Crafts Market has is that it is located in New Mexico which has a long growing season. This means that the market can stay open year-round! A little more locally, the market is located in downtown Las Cruces. This location gets a huge amount of foot-traffic during the week, which is why the market is also open on Wednesdays, and is also extremely accessible to a large number of people at once.
The Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market has become not just a market the benefits the local economy but also a huge weekly social interaction and entertainment event.The market provides food, friends, family, music, and entertainment for all ages.
FOr more information about the farmers market visit their website: http://lascrucesfarmersmarket.org/
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