Fresh produce available at four local...

Fresh produce available at four local farmer's markets

There are 22 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Jun 2, 2011, titled Fresh produce available at four local farmer's markets. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

As more vegetables and fruits ripen, Otero County residents now have a cornucopia of farmers markets at which to find them.

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Luke

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jun 3, 2011
Clod-Hoppers located on the Corner of Alamotero and Cotton is slated to open Saturday the 11th. Summer Squash galor. Tomatoes soon after.
6EQUJ5

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jun 3, 2011
Come out and greet and meet your neighbors at the Farmer's Markets. It's a great place to socialize make some new friends, and get some great home-grown and home-made goodies. See ya there!
Beverly P

Mesa, AZ

#3 Jun 3, 2011
Anyone gonna have yellow watermelon?
Crazy for Corn

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jun 3, 2011
Luke wrote:
Clod-Hoppers located on the Corner of Alamotero and Cotton is slated to open Saturday the 11th. Summer Squash galor. Tomatoes soon after.
I thought they were only going to be open to a "preferred" list of people only, with first come, first served after that. Did they change their minds?

“Navy veteran. ”

Since: Oct 09

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#5 Jun 4, 2011
We checked them out this morning. Looks like it is still early for any selection.
Wow

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Jun 4, 2011
I got there at 9:05 and everything was gone, produce wise, and it really didn't look like there was much to offer to begin with. Lots of people, please tell me this gets better as the growing season moves on, otherwise it would just be a huge waste of time to attempt again.
What and Where

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jun 4, 2011
Wow wrote:
I got there at 9:05 and everything was gone, produce wise, and it really didn't look like there was much to offer to begin with. Lots of people, please tell me this gets better as the growing season moves on, otherwise it would just be a huge waste of time to attempt again.
Which one did you go to?
Wow

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Jun 4, 2011
The one off White Sands in the park by the train station.
liliputian lady

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Jun 5, 2011
Wow wrote:
I got there at 9:05 and everything was gone, produce wise, and it really didn't look like there was much to offer to begin with. Lots of people, please tell me this gets better as the growing season moves on, otherwise it would just be a huge waste of time to attempt again.
I was there at 8:45, and there seemed to be a good selection of greens, some fresh herbs, eggs, some radishes and carrots, some seedlings. Everyone had already staked out the booths they wanted to buy from. I would suggest getting there a little early, even though they don't start selling until 9:00. Also, as the summer progresses more veggies and fruit will start to come in. Give it a few weeks :)
House of Critters

Cloudcroft, NM

#10 Jun 5, 2011
Ooh, I didn't even think about selling eggs there - does anyone know how much booths cost?
liliputian lady

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Jun 7, 2011
House of Critters wrote:
Ooh, I didn't even think about selling eggs there - does anyone know how much booths cost?
You have eggs? I'll buy some from you.
MommaZ

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jun 7, 2011
Ohhh yes - fresh eggs would be lovely!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Jun 7, 2011
liliputian lady wrote:
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I was there at 8:45, and there seemed to be a good selection of greens, some fresh herbs, eggs, some radishes and carrots, some seedlings. Everyone had already staked out the booths they wanted to buy from. I would suggest getting there a little early, even though they don't start selling until 9:00. Also, as the summer progresses more veggies and fruit will start to come in. Give it a few weeks :)
I've been in years past. Agree, it is nice, but often, the amount of veggies versus the amount of people, it becomes a real "grab fest". Seems all courtesys go out the window with such, as it becomes like every man (or woman) for themselves, and I don;t find it such a comfortable, or relaxed sort of envoirnment for buying vegetables.

Often, I'd buy unconventional veggies, that I think a lot of people here don't wish to buy, such as Swiss Chard, Arugula, and such.

Otherwise at times, just to get a couple of tomatoes, you almost need a stun gun, and ladder in hand to literally climb over people to get something.

As the season progresses, it gets a little easier. So far this year, I've gone out at opening times, and already pickings are slim to none. Thus being a total waste of gas, and time. Prices on many things are not actually that cheap either.

Due to drought and the bitter february cold, there may also be very slim selection this year as far as things like Cherries? Oh well, there's always other places to get them.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Jun 7, 2011
MommaZ wrote:
Ohhh yes - fresh eggs would be lovely!
Honestly, IMO, I've noticed no difference in flavor from the eggs bought at the Farmer's Markets, and the eggs I buy at Wally World. Only differences I note, are very high prices, for very small eggs.
read the threads

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Jun 7, 2011
Heisenberg wrote:
<quoted text>Honestly, IMO, I've noticed no difference in flavor from the eggs bought at the Farmer's Markets, and the eggs I buy at Wally World. Only differences I note, are very high prices, for very small eggs.
Well, the reason the local eggs are more expensive is because they have two yolks in the
House of Critters

Cloudcroft, NM

#16 Jun 7, 2011
I'm sorry, I haven't been reading this thread - I usually have eggs with me in town, BUT I can only sell them to you on my break or lunch time - hmm...liliputian lady, you know how to find me, MommaZ I think I knew who you were but I forgot...Oh, duh, I have them listed on Holloman Yard Sales, as "ami" - in fact, I'll update the listing right now so it's easy to find. Look under "household". My apologies if this counts as advertising, it didn't start off that way!

And no, ours don't have 2 yolks, but they are the same size as Walmart's, and I think they taste better. They definitely have a brighter color (the yolks) when you use them in something like an egg salad. Plus the kids get a kick out of the green ones:)
liliputian lady

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Jun 8, 2011
Heisenberg wrote:
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Honestly, IMO, I've noticed no difference in flavor from the eggs bought at the Farmer's Markets, and the eggs I buy at Wally World. Only differences I note, are very high prices, for very small eggs.
I disagree. The fresh eggs are brighter in color, and taste ... richer?... deeper? somehow more 'eggy.' Hard to explain. But you CAN tell a difference. I use local eggs for things like scrambled eggs, sunnyside up, quiche, things where the egg flavor will be showcased. I use the cheaper Walmart ones for baking, meatloafs, etc.

But hey, if you can't tell the difference, I don't blame you for sticking with the cheaper variety.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Jun 8, 2011
liliputian lady wrote:
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I disagree. The fresh eggs are brighter in color, and taste ... richer?... deeper? somehow more 'eggy.' Hard to explain. But you CAN tell a difference. I use local eggs for things like scrambled eggs, sunnyside up, quiche, things where the egg flavor will be showcased. I use the cheaper Walmart ones for baking, meatloafs, etc.
But hey, if you can't tell the difference, I don't blame you for sticking with the cheaper variety.
Oh, I agree, and I understand what you are saying about a more "eggy" flavor. Those do taste better, no argument there. Just what I have sampled so far, doesn't seem to reflect that, and perhaps it comes down to "who" has the eggs?

I didn't always live inn the big city, I have lived in the country for a number of years, surrounded by farms. Next door neighbor always had eggs, and back then, Pullet Eggs were 26 cents/doz, and Large Eggs 32 cents/doz.

From mid 80's mid 90's. used to buy eggs at a butcher in Chicago (Gauge Park), Eggs were $3.00/doz, all were doubles, and some even triples, and made Walmart Jumbos look like the medium size eggs they sell in size comparison.

And to the smart-a-s-s who commented, Pffffft!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Jun 8, 2011
Yep, ole Heisenberg was at one time a "Hick", but not a redneck hick, a midwestern hick.

Where a farm down the road just a little over a mile had 250 Holstien, and Hereford Cows, just for Milking. A Hen House, with a 19,000 Hen count. And over 65,000 acres of land, about 20,000 directly across the road from my house.

He grew String Beans, Peas, and Sweet Corn for companies like Van De Camps, and Green Giant, which at one time, the home base for Green Giant was Beaver Dam Wisc, home of Fred MacMurray (My Three Sons)

You never see much in the way of good sweet corn here. Out of 2 dozen times buying corn here, 23 were a disappointment. You'll never here beat sweet corn from the "corn belt" of this country.

Hoe come your farmers here don't grow-sell it? Takes up too much space, right, and space is of a premium. Grow what will bring maximum $$$ is the general idea here in NM.

Chickens, ahh, Chickens. I bought a Chicken at the Farmer's Market last year at Alameda Park.
People were lined up for one, like they were for free.

I bought one, about 4 lbs. The basturd had rigor mortis like he was Cry'roed in Nitrogen at -325F.
And after a run on the Popeil Showtime Rotisserie, that's just how it tasted, like a freaking Buzzard I found on the side of the road. Was so bad, I gave it to the Dog next door, it was totally indedible.

And the prices were like I bought an organic raised Chicken from Whole Foods. Fact is, the Whole Foods Chicken would be head-shoulders over any Chicken you can buy here. Don't believe their hype!

Beware at the Farmer's Markets. Not all you see is on the up, and up.
MommaZ

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jun 8, 2011
House of Critters wrote:
I'm sorry, I haven't been reading this thread - I usually have eggs with me in town, BUT I can only sell them to you on my break or lunch time - hmm...liliputian lady, you know how to find me, MommaZ I think I knew who you were but I forgot...Oh, duh, I have them listed on Holloman Yard Sales, as "ami" - in fact, I'll update the listing right now so it's easy to find. Look under "household". My apologies if this counts as advertising, it didn't start off that way!
And no, ours don't have 2 yolks, but they are the same size as Walmart's, and I think they taste better. They definitely have a brighter color (the yolks) when you use them in something like an egg salad. Plus the kids get a kick out of the green ones:)
OK - I am not familiar with that site, but I searched there for both "eggs" and "ami" and could not find anything....

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