Silver City’s weekly farmers’ market brings truckloads of local fruit, produce, baked foods and bedding plants to downtown Silver City, for a sunny Saturday morning shopping and community experience. Whether you’re interested in controlling the carbon footprint of your shopping, supporting local farmers, or you just want the freshest, tastiest produce possible, the SCFM is a must-shop destination.
The market operates every Saturday from Spring through first frost just off of Bullard Street in historic downtown Silver City. Located between 7th and 8th Streets, alongside Big Ditch Park, the Farmers’ Market is a convenient way to shop for the freshest produce and to stock up on herbs, plants and more.
Variety and selection vary with the season: spring greens and plants start the season, with a glorious assortment of fruits and vegetables following throughout summer. In recent years, the orchards of Grant County have produced wonderful crops of apples, plums and other fruits, right up until frost.
As a small, strongly supported community market, the SCFM has been chosen to pilot several nutrition programs over the years. The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which allows low income women, infants and children at nutritional risk to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market, was successfully implemented 14 years ago. The SCFM also has been selected to participate in the EBT (electronic food stamp card) Food Stamp pilot program, enabling the market to accept food stamps. The SCFM has also been chosen to pilot the New Mexico Nutrition Enhancement Program, which will broaden accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables to more residents, especially the elderly, nutritionally at risk.