Santa Fe is a soulful place for me. I’ve traveled here often since I was a kid and, upon arriving, my pulse slows down a bit and my breath deepens. It is one of the few places where I don’t feel like I have to have a plan and a busy day usually means I have a spa appointment or dinner reservations.
As it turned out, the market was across the street from our hotel, a few blocks off the square, in the the Santa Fe Rail Yard shopping area. The indoor/outdoor facilities allow the market to operate year round and on this crisp November morning, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the market was packed with people shopping for their holiday feasts.
|Turkeys waiting to be claimed|
We found a diverse array of products including fresh produce, meat, baked goods, preserves, flowers, and, of course, green chiles. The spicy aroma of the roasting chiles followed you through the market.
I was intrigued to find sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem artichokes) and dried beans. We bought green chile mustard, green chile powder, green chile dip mixes and even a green chile croissant, which we promptly devoured.
I bought goat cheese from The Old Windmill Dairy and raspberry jam from Duke’s Raspberry Ranch for the family to snack on during our week together.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market was delightful and a terrific way to kick off a Saturday in one of my favorite cities. I can’t wait to visit again. Maybe next time I’ll get the green chile quiche or maybe the green chile preserves. So many possibilities!
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