Taos Win­ter Mar­ket opens Sat­ur­day

The Taos News - - BUSINESS - –Staff re­port horno

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.

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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.

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