Taos Winter Market opens Saturday
The Taos Winter Market has become a fixture among local shopping options. The market gets underway for its fifth season on Saturday (Dec. 1) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Street in Taos. The market opens at 10 a.m. The Winter Market was founded in 2014 by Peter and Alexandra Rose as an affordable place for local artisans to show their wares. The market has grown to include sculptors, potters, furniture makers, painters and many other artisans. Shoppers can find woven goods made from local alpaca wool, leather bags and wooden bowls made from New Mexico trees.
One artisan who’ll be at this year’s market again is Charlie Acuna, who handcrafts stone knives, beaded boots, bows and more. According to the Roses’, Acuna “works at his bench for all to observe and interrupts his work to discuss his trade.”
Another vendor is Cindy Stone who mixes creams that she says are good for treating a variety of ailments, such as arthritis.
Daniel Cremona of Cerro Organic Farm along with farmers from Red Willow Farm, will be at the market offering fresh eggs, vegetables and other products. Henrietta Gomez will be selling blue corn tamales. Other vendors will have locally made burritos, salsa and bread. Alexandra Rose will have her many varieties of baked goods for sale as well.
Shoppers will have plenty of food and drink to choose from, so they can wander among items with their snacks in hand.
There is plenty of free parking near the gym and entry to the market is free.
Pottery by local artists is among the handcrafted wares for sale at the annual Winter Market in Taos almost every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish gymnasium.