The Pagosa Farmers Market is set to open Saturday, July 7. Customers can expect to find many of their favorite products from returning vendors and some new additions this year. All vendors, returning or new, who are interested in participating will find the application and the rules and regulations on line at www.sospagosa.org. Questions regarding the application can be directed to Alan Meinhausen, (970) 946-3525, or Abby Linzie, (970) 731-6412.
The Pagosa Farmers Market is as much an event as a marketplace. On Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., shoppers will meet the growers of the produce or the makers of the products they are selecting. Mid-morning snacks of locally baked goods or lunch fare can be enjoyed while local musicians play. There are no aisles to block with shopping carts while having conversations with friends. It can be a leisurely shopping experience or, for those with a long list of Saturday errands, a convenient location with parking to make a quick stop. The Market will again be held in the Ponderosa Lumber and Hardware parking area at 2435 Eagle Drive, just east of the intersection of Piedra Road and U.S. 160.