Head out this weekend and support local at these three local farmers' markets in El Paso.

Concerns over the novel coronavirus put a halt to outdoor farmers' markets over the summer but now three have reopened to the public as Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market, Sunland Park Mall’s Farm & Flea Market, and the Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing are back in business.

Last weekend I was coming out of Sam’s and noticed that the Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market was in full swing at the Hobby Lobby parking lot. I made a quick stop to walk around and noticed that everyone was social distancing and wearing their masks and hand washing and sanitizing stations were set up all over.

 

All three farmers' markets offer a variety of local eats, crafts, art, and more, including fresh produce, local honey, textiles, and even a petting zoo.

Shop and support local this weekend and hit up either one of these farmers' markets:

Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market

Mesa Plaza at Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

  • First two Sundays of the month
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 7930 N. Mesa, 79932

​The Substation

  • Last two Sundays of the month
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 145 E. Sunset, 79922

Sunland Park Farm & Flea Market

Sunland Park Main Parking Lot

  • Saturday and Sunday (September 19 & 20)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 750 Sunland Park Dr., 79912

Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

1 Ardovino Dr., Sunland Park, NM 88063

  • Saturdays only
  • 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.