Pet-riotic Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

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Hey folks we are ushering in our Summer Hours, this Sunday, July 5, 10 am to 2 pm! So sleep late, or do your morning thing and come join us! The folks from Lucky Paws will be on-site with their cute pets for adoption! Check out more of the activities by clicking here!

 

Welcome a life of Wellness at the Rail Yards Market

wellness_wheel_1By now we have all heard the term “wellness” being thrown around and used often but, what does it really mean? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), wellness is “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as, “a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential,” and thats where the Rail Yards Market comes in!

Our vision speaks to wellness – The Rail Yards Market is focused on building a resilient, sustainable local economy that we all love to work and play in. Through food, arts, and education, we hope to bring our community together in an atmosphere of fun, learning, and creativity – and this Sunday (June 28) is no different! Check out what we have planned by clicking here!

The Longest Day into Night at the Rail Yards Market

Summer Solstice The Summer Solstice is when the summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere and for us living in Mountain Time Zone that moment is “officially” occurs at 10:38 a.m., June 21. Known as  Litha in many pagan traditions, there are many celebrations that take place around the globe and  and in many creative ways. Many observers believe that on this day the forces of light defeat the forces of darkness because the Summer Solstice has the most daylight hours of the year.

Summer Solstice and the Midsummer Night

Summer Solstice In Northern European countries, Midsummer is a very important celebration that revolves around the Summer Solstice. Sometime known as St. John’s Day, this celebration is as important as Christmas and New Years Day. The celebration is often celebrated with bonfires and there is  usually  a clear inter-mingling with Christian rituals.

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Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

By Alex Paramo

Last Sunday, June 14, we welcomed some Makers from the Albuquerque Mini Makers Faire to the Rail Yards Market!  Makers are folks who believe in the DiY philosophy and have spearheaded the STEM movement. At the Rail Yards Market we have added the A to STEM which creates STEAM! In the spirit of Makers we have a STEAM Zone and a Children’s Zone which teachers kids to create uses their imagination as their motivation.
For a run-down on events check out our article on the importance of shopping by clicking here.
Here is a look at many of the festivities courtesy of our very own Kelly Cavanaugh of K. Cavanaugh PhotographyPlease respect creative property rights. Contact Kelly here.


Alex Paramo Community Publishing

Alex Paramo

Alex Paramo is originally from NYC. He is an Author, Co-Founder of Community Publishing and Marketing Coordinator at the Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, N.M.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities. #JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org We are proud to be a community partner in the Rail Yards Market.

5 must things for Dads this Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

Don’t be late with your gifts for your dads this year! To help you out, we are celebrating Father’s Day a bit early to give you all a chance to get your exclusive gifts for dad at the Rail Yards Market (RYM)! Here are 5 things to look for:

Children’s Zone Crafty Gifts:

Be sure to stop by the Children’s Zone this week, where we’ll be getting down with all our interactive crafty skills to help kids make cool gifts for Dad.

Sweeten up His Day:

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RYM offers a wide selection of the best local Honey for eating at the market or for Dad’s coffee at home. Don’t miss @Motoya’s farm, Santa fe Honey, & Bee’s Honey all under one roof!

Sweeten him up some-more:

Who could say no to the delectable artisan truffle from Only Brigadero? How about a RYM famous Pinas from Panaderia Echenike, or

Keep Him Awake:

From iced to hot to carbonated..RYM has the finest selections of Coffee for Dad and everyone Zendo offers a signature iced & STRONG concoction, Theory boasts a fine roast from our own local The Brew and a exclusive bubbly carbonated coffee blend, while Prosum roasters gives back to the world in need with their beans and hot pour overs.

Feed Him

street food asiaYou can get all your local groceries from the market, but did we mention that on top of all the fabulous entertainment and artisan & farm vendors, we have tons of hot food variety for Dad to munch down on? Sizzling tacos from Senor Tortas, Asian cuisine from Street Food Asia, hearty tamales from Benevidez Foods, and vast variety from Street Food Institute are just a few from the market menu. Vegetarian? Try out the freshness from Vital Foods. Thirsty? Quench with Agua Fresca from Kristy’s Yum-Yum, or the refreshing tea from One-World collective.

Also, be sure to check out our STEAM Zone, for some great interactive demos from Albuquerque’s Makers! For info on our Main Stage Acts please click here!

*Content by Chad Gruber, edited by Alex Paramo


Alex Paramo Community Publishing

Alex Paramo

Alex Paramo is originally from NYC and is of Colombian Ancestry He is an Author, Co-Founder of Community Publishing and Marketing Coordinator at the Rail Yards Market in Albuquerque, N.M.

Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities. #JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org We are proud to be a community partner in the Rail Yards Market.

Last Sunday at the Rail Yards Market

Growers Day at the Rail Yards Market by Alex Paramo

Last Sunday, June 7, we honored our local growers for the crucial service they provide. For a run-down on events check out our article on the importance of shopping by clicking here.
Here is a look at many of the festivities courtesy of our very own Kelly Cavanaugh of K. Cavanaugh Photography! Please respect creative property rights. Contact Kelly here.

 

 

Growers Day at the RYM

food bucksThis Sunday and every Sunday we intend to honor folks from our Community that contribute to our its vitality, longevity and overall health! This week we are celebrating our local growers who put their hands in the soil and deliver the bounty that is nature’s harvest! Come join us in a show of appreciation to our local farmers and help us launch the Double Up Food program at the Rail Yards Market. Click here to find out what we have in-store for you on Growers Day!

 

Double Up Your Food Bucks on Growers Day!

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This Sunday is Grower’s Day at the market, and we are debuting the Double Up Food Bucks program! We’ll match your EBT/SNAP $ amount so you can get more money fresh produce at the Rail Yards Market ABQ! All you ned to do is bring your EBT card to the market to cash in on all the yummy & healthy offerings. Learn more about the program:http://www.doubleupnm.org/

Day Off and Volunteer/Vendor Potluck

*THE RAIL YARDS MARKET IS CLOSED ON MAY 31, 2015*

Join us again on June 7, 2015

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You’re invited! Please join us as we celebrate the kick-off for a grande successful 2015 season that couldn’t be possible without YOU. 100’s of Vendors, Volunteers, Entertainers, Educators, and hard working hands make the Rail Yards Market a vibrant sensation every week. Yes, this is your community market, so lets get together to show appreciation for each other and the beautiful world we are building. We will gather from 6pm-8pm at the Barelas Community Coalition, located at 1024 4th Street SW (4th and Pacific).

Please bring a tasty dish or beverage to share. Have an idea to contribute to the festivities? Please email RailYardsMarket@gmail.com to collaborate
All ages and family friendly.

Community Forums

Open Forums

Open invitation for your participation!

Rail Yards Market host public meetings every other Friday at 3pm, beginning March 27, so you can get involved!

Everyone is invited! Volunteers, neighborhood members, vendors, leaders, visionaries, and…everyone REALLY! Let’s all get together and BUZZ about all the upcoming collaboration, excitement, and innovation!

Join us in a open planning meeting for the market. Plug-in, envision, and make YOUR community market a vibrant and thriving experience.

We will be hosting open Community meetings every other week.

More on info on how to participate: www.RailYardsMarket.org under the Participate Tab.

OR email: RailYardsMarket@gmail.com