SHIPROCK — Evangie Begay talked with a buyer about crocheted dish scrubbers as her sister, Cheryle Benally, put squash in a brown paper bag for the consumer.
The sisters had been among the many distributors who bought zucchini, yellow squash and onions in addition to sewn gadgets and baked items on July 10 in the course of the opening day of the Shiprock Farmers’ Market.
Benally stated she enjoys stitching and her sister is the one with a inexperienced thumb, however they each like promoting their gadgets in Shiprock as a result of it’s near Gadii’ahi, the place they grew up, they usually usually see household and buddies on the market.
“We get to chitchat with everybody who comes by – outdated buddies, new buddies,” Benally stated.
The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to midday and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to six p.m., on the Shiprock Chapter home car parking zone.
It’s a part of the Northwest New Mexico Growers Market Alliance, which consists of farmers and makers markets that function in Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington and Kirtland.
Every market has began its season this yr. Schedules and different particulars will be discovered on the alliance’s web site, buyfreshbuylocalnwnm.org.
Trini King, the Shiprock market coordinator, stated the market began a month early this season and can proceed by the top of October.
The market spruced-up its look this yr with new signage, a banner, a PA system and different provides – all offered by a grant awarded to the alliance, King stated.
“We went from wooden pallet indicators to lovely, wonderful custom-made indicators for the Shiprock Farmers’ Market,” she stated.
Earlier than the brand new indicators and banner, volunteers created selfmade indicators to promote the market, King defined. She then added that the replace elevates the market’s look to its sister markets.
Orion Yazzie, the market’s new supervisor, stated he’s excited to be a part of the market as a result of it gives house for farmers to promote and offers entry to recent meals for folks dealing with tight budgets.
For extra details about the Shiprock Farmers’ Market, contact 505-278-7789, ext. 105 or go to the market’s Facebook page.
Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Every day Occasions. She will be reached at 505-564-4636 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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