Mora County Notebook: Mora Farmers Market in full swing

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By Ruth Fort

The Mora Valley Farmers Market has been in full swing since the beginning of July. Any time one going along Main Street in Mora on Friday afternoon will see many people crowded around booths at the Southwest Capital Bank parking lot, buying fresh produce grown on the local farms and ranches.

At the beginning of the season there was plenty of early summer produce as lettuce, other greens, peas and radishes.

Now after the rains brought crops on more rapidly, there are plenty of calabazitas, squash, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and corn. Root crops are plentiful now with carrots, beets, turnips and more. Some people still have lettuce and spring crops.

Besides the produce from the producers’ gardens there are baked goods, flowers, honey and crafts made by the local artisans. The Farmer’s Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday.

They are members of the New Mexico Farmers Market Association. Betsy Bloch is the manager. For further information, Bloch may be reached at 575-387-2737.  

Chacon couple celebrates 40th

Eddie and Kathy Mares celebrated 40 years of marriage on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the VFW Complex.

They renewed their vows with their family and many friends as witnesses. The Rev. Daniel Enriquez of the Assembly of God Church of Mora officiated.

They enjoyed the rest of the evening with a dinner and dancing. The band was Solamente,  with the groom’s nephew, Louie Mares as head singer.

There were about 200 guests. Some relatives came from Wyoming and Colorado as well as all over New Mexico. For the first time in the many family gatherings, all of the bride’s nine sisters and brothers were together. It was a great reunion as well as an anniversary celebration.

Current residents of Chacon, Eddie and Kathy were married in Mora on Sept. 8, 1973. The padrinos were Adones Mares and the late Isabel Mares.

They have three children, Edward, Geraldine, and Kimberly. They have seven grandchildren, Trinity, Caleb, Gabrella, Destiny, Joshua, Isaiah and Elijah.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.