Ardovino's Farmers Market
In operation for 20 years, Ardovino’s Farmers Market has been the go-to place for super-fresh, organic, and pesticide-free produce, freshly baked breads, homemade salsas, and other high-quality goods. The market also features interactive cooking demos, kid’s activities, and gardening tips. The Coffee Stream is open every Saturday morning so get there early and grab a cup of Joe and some breakfast. We highly recommend the pairing a mimosa with their breakfast biscuits and sour cream coffee cake. The market is not only a place for farmers to showcase the fruits of their labors but also a place where producers and consumers come together to forge relationships and exchange information. Our favorite part is that well behaved pets on leashes are always welcome!
Be sure to swing by some of our favorite vendors:
Salsas Mi Alma prepares ten tasty salsas daily so there is always something for everyone! Specializing in gourmet salsas, this local vendor can be found at the Ardovino’s Farmers Market on Saturdays and at the Upper Valley Farmers Market on Sundays. A sure hit is their gourmet seed salsa, a unique blend of five seeds that pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes. This savory blend features almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower and sesame seeds. For those that like it hot, try the Chile de Arbol salsa-it’s HOT, HOT, HOT!
Desert Valley Farm is a small scale, one-woman operation. In operation for over two years, the farm features seasonal veggies, pasture raised eggs, and 21-day dry aged grass-fed beef. Our favs include their baby green zucchini, fresh eggs and the ground beef is perfect for those weekend burgers on the grill!
Rosie Oaxaca Baked Goods is where you will find some of the most delicious baked goods including banana bread, pumpkin break, cranberry bread and so much more. Although we can’t get enough of all these breads our favorite without a doubt is the Hatch Green Chili Zucchini Bread.
Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market
The Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market is open every Sunday at either their Mesa St. location or in the Substation on Sunset Dr. The market is held at Mesa Plaza the first two Sundays of the month and at The Substation the last two. Both locations host some of El Paso’s most talented vendors. Established in 2017, this markets goal is to highlight local makers, curators, bakers, and artisans all while striving to create a safe and friendly atmosphere for them to showcase their work. Can’t make it to the market? Visit their online market!
Here are a few vendors you won’t want to miss:
Don’t let the name fool you, Weirdo Beardo Jerky also packages vegan jerky-a little something for everyone! Their beef jerky is cut thick and made from a variety of Mexican carne seca while their vegan jerky is made from eggplants and has a crisp potato chip like bite to it. Although available in a variety of flavors we recommend the Ghost Pepper and Green Chili flavors.
Don’t forget about your furry friends! Pawpy Love offers pet bandanas, bowties, and other items for pups of all shapes and sizes. One visit to this booth and we are sure you won’t leave empty handed! We couldn’t keep our hands off the hoodies, jackets and dresses. For those that can’t make it to the market you can find Pawpy Love on Etsy as well.
Specializing in local raw honey, Buzzbee Honey Company also sells three varieties of soap containing local honey, raw honey, oatmeal and honey, and wildflower. This delicious honey is a must have anytime of the year especially cold and flu season. What a natural way to feel better! Follow the aroma of the soaps when looking for their booth!