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Santa Fe’s Fabulous Farmers Market

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Santa Fe is probably my favorite place in the world.  Having visited New Mexico and the Santa Fe area many times, I think I could easily live there if I could convince my husband to uproot from his birth town.  There’s something magical about New Mexico as most people who’ve been there will tell you.  Santa Fe’s draw is something I find hard to explain to those who’ve never been there.  The crisp dry air, brilliant blue skies; even the clouds seem different.  I feel so at home and filled with a sense of peace when my feet hit the ground and I see the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the horizon.

My last visit to the Land of Enchantment was the fall of 2010 with a good friend.  It was one of our annual girl’s only weekend getaways.  We were both excited to check out the local Santa Fe Farmers Market as it’s rated one of the top in the country by both Travel and Leisure and Sunset Magazine.  The market began with a handful of farmers in the late 1960’s and is now New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market with 150+ vendors featuring fresh locally grown produce;flowers; plants; crafts; chiles; fresh honey and sinfully delicious baked goods; soaps; chile peppers roasting before your eyes; locally grown lavender products and chile ristras as far as the eye can see.

Being a gardener, I’m always drawn to flowers wherever I travel.  I was not disappointed by the array of flowers available;  all so beautiful, fresh and colorful. Flowers thrive very well in the high desert area in Northern New Mexico.

The market’s artisans are the most delightful and helpful people.  You’ll find it very hard to go home empty-handed with the dazzling array of crafts to choose from: jewelry, clothes, wreaths, lavender products, scarves and much for.  Perfect mementos from your visit.

Thank you for stopping by to visit friends. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails and comments. Don’t forgot to follow me on Facebook if you’re not already a fan. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Joyful Thanksgiving. Blessings ~ Mary

“New Mexico is the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen.” Ansel Adams

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