Santa Fe Farmers Market

#6 in Best Things To Do in Santa Fe
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Key Info

1607 Paseo de Peralta

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3

scorecard

  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

No matter your reason for visiting Santa Fe – whether it be to see the art or ski the slopes – set aside some time to check out the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Open throughout the year, you'll find dozens of vendors selling everything from locally grown produce, flowers and cheeses to cider and tongue-numbing green chile salsa. There is also a snack bar selling coffee and other local treats.

Recent visitors were supremely impressed by this farmers market, especially with the variety of fresh produce and the stimulation of the senses (from colorful veggies and fruits to the aromas of fresh flowers and spices). Others said the market provides a great place to shop for souvenirs, such as jams and salsas. The only downside, according to some travelers, was that the venue was packed with people; many suggested getting there early to avoid the crowds.

Located about a mile southwest of the Santa Fe Plaza, the Santa Fe Farmers Market's days of operation depend on the season, but it is open Saturdays year-round from 7 or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (It's also open on Tuesdays from May to November and Wednesdays from July through September.) Entry is free, but you might have trouble holding on to your cash with so much mouthwatering food for sale. There is parking available on-site for a small fee, and the free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle stops nearby. For a more definitive schedule and information on vendors and events, visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market website.

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If there's any doubt that Santa Fe is a prime destination for art lovers, Canyon Road quashes it. Situated just east of the Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road is home to a slew of art galleries selling renowned artwork from famed artists, such as Fernando Botero and cultural treasures like hand-woven Navajo rugs and Southwestern wood carvings. The area is touted as an art lover's mecca because of the variety of mediums used to highlight art. Pop into the different galleries (there are more than 100) along the street and you'll find everything from jewelry and pottery to sculptures and paintings. The street itself is also a feast for the eyes: Many of the galleries found here are housed in historic adobe buildings laced with brilliantly colored flowers, art installations are often showcased outside and the spicy odor of chile peppers wafts from the doorways of top-notch eateries like Geronimo Restaurant and Compound Restaurant.

Recent visitors said the best way to experience this arts district is simply by strolling down the street, adding that it's a wonderful way to experience art without being stuck indoors or inside a single museum. Travelers were impressed with everything from the variety of art to the pueblo architecture and said there are ample opportunities to snap photos of this vibrant site.

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