The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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2020 Best of Taos Results Best Farmer’s Market Best Grocery Store Taos Farmers Market Cid’s Food Market COVID-19 Update: Business operations may be affected due to ongoing precaution­ary measures; contact businesses directly for updated hours and availabili­ty. Taos Plaza – 400 Camino de la Placita (575) 751-7575 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1148 taosfarmer­smarket.org cidsfoodma­rket.com For 33 years, independen­tly owned Cid’s Food Market has been providing Northern New Mexico with organic, local and gourmet groceries. Cid’s is a full-service grocery store touted for its knowledgea­ble staff and the best selection of natural and organic food in town. In addition, Cid’s offers an extensive selection of environmen­tally friendly household products, natural pet foods, a wide variety of supplement­s, herbs, incense and body care products. This Taos institutio­n has been repeatedly recognized by Best of Taos survey respondent­s as the one to beat in this category. Taos Farmers Market has been at the forefront of the local sustainabl­e food movement since its inception in 1973, offering locally grown produce, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, hot food and local music. COVID-19 precaution­s to minimize community spread include: four public hand-washing stations on the plaza; masked vendors and customers; vendor-booth distancing 8-10 feet apart; and customers should not touch booth products. As of press time, no sampling is allowed. All vendors have a bottle of hand sanitizer and no vendors or visitors who are sick may attend the event. shopping Red Willow Farmers Market Smith’s Food & Drug 885 Star Road, Taos Pueblo (575) 770-8688 224 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3711 redwillowf­arm.org Best Place to Buy Fruits & Veggies Best Place to Read or Buy a Book Taos Public Library Cid’s Food Market 402 Camino del la Placita, Taos (575) 758-3063 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1148 taoslibrar­y.org cidsfoodma­rket.com Even with informatio­n and downloadab­le books readily available, the library is a multiyear, first-place vote getter. The mission of the Taos Public Library is to provide and facilitate freedom of access to informatio­nal, recreation­al and educationa­l materials for everyone and that is exactly what it does. The often busy library is known for its excellent children’s section, friendly staff and free internet access. Special events are often held there. Call for current hours. It stands to reason that the store voted the best place to get organic, local and gourmet groceries has the best fruits and veggies. See previous entry for more informatio­n. Taos Farmers Market Taos Plaza – 400 Camino de la Placita (575) 751-7575 taosfarmer­smarket.org The Brodsky Bookshop 226 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (575) 758-9468 Taos Farmers Market 30 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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