Friends of the Library Fundraiser and Annual Membership Tea

FRIENDS OF THE JEMEZ SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Friends of the Library Fundraiser and Annual Membership Tea will take place On September 24th in the Village Conference Room at 2 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Matthew Barbour, DCA, Regional Manager for Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites on Native American Conquistadors:  The Mesoamerican Conquest of the New World.
Please join us for this wonderful presentation and celebration.  Tea and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Whoops

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

 

Been so busy I almost forgot to send out your market news, so it will be brief. There will be a market Saturday with the benefit of a full harvest. Plus, we will have all the regular wonderful stuff we always have, and probably some nice surprises too.

So be prepared, no knife sharpener this week (next week for that) but we will have everything else – smiles and all. Thanks for adding yours. See you there.

We Have it All

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Well, let’s see….. We have basil, beets, bell peppers, blue cornmeal, broccoli, cabbage, cantelope, catnip, chard, chile, cilantro, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, eggs, green beans, honey, jalapenos, lettuce, onions, peaches, pears, peas, parsley, pimentos, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, scallion, spinach, squash, sweet peppers, tarragon, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, yellow hots and possibly pecans. It’s beautiful and yummy. What more could you want?

Maybe you’re looking for artwork, bags, balms, cards, cinnamon rolls, coffee, diotomateous earth, dried blueberries, dried gogi, grasshopper bait, jams, jewelry and/or yogurt. Is that what you’re looking for? We got it. Or do you need your knives and/or scissors sharpened or possibly your sewing machine repaired?

Well, come on down!! And while you’re there, be sure to stock up on smiles, hugs, friendship and good vibes. As I said, we have it ALL. See you there.

The Farmers Market Continues

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ FARMERS MARKET

The harvest is in full swing, and the market is happening in all its glory, this Saturday, at the gazebo, as usual. from 9 a.m. till 11a.m. or so. Come, partake of the bounty.

Get your greens, veggies and fruit freshly picked, just for you.

Because of the Bigfoot, Blues and Barbeque Festival event from 11 to 5, the park itself will be closed to automobile traffic. So, please park in the designated area above and come down to get your produce, say hi to your friends and share your smiles.

See you there.

Why Buy at Your Farmers Market

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ FARMERS MARKET

At the Farmers Market, you can talk to the growers and get to how your food is treated before you get it. You can ask what kind of seeds they use and what practices they employ. You can even get suggestions on how to cook what they are offering. Our growers usually employ organic, sustainable, earth friendly practices to bring you fresh picked, delicious, nutritious produce.

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Judith Isaacs Presents Rock Art of Utah

By Judith Isaacs
 
Many of you know that Southwest archaeology has been my hobby for many years. Starting in the 1980s, John and I hiked hundreds of miles to seek out Ancestral Puebloan ruins and rock art throughout the Four Corners, mostly in SE Utah. Please join me in the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church Sanctuary on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. for a program titled “Rock Art of Utah” sponsored by Friends of the Library.  I will share photos and stories of some of my favorite sites.
Hope to see you there –- and bring a friend. 

Please note location change from earlier announcement: from the library conference room to Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.  Same time and day:  2 p.m. Saturday.

It’s Happening Now

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ FARMERS MARKET

The bounty of the harvest is an overflowing cornucopia of delights. And our market is bringing it all to you. Let me see if I can list some of the bounty.

Hmmm.

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 Yes, We Have Some Potatoes

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

And, they come in patriotic colors – red, white and purple.

We also have beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, cucumbers, eggs, greens, herbs, honey, onions peppers, radishes, spinach, squash of all kinds, tomatoes, turnips and possibly pecans, peaches or some other such wonderful surprises.

We will also have artwork, balms, cards, granola, jams, jewelry, soaps and wristees, plus whatever else shows up at the market. I guess you’ll just have to come and find out for yourself. Be prepared for lots of smiles and ready to throw them right back at the senders.

And, don’t forget to have fun – the veggies like that, and will be easier to digest.

Grasshopper Bait Available at the Jemez Springs Farmers Market

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

This week at the Farmers Market we will have arugula, balms, beets, cabbage, cards, carrots, chard, cinnamon rolls, coffee, collards, cucumbers, eggs, garlic, herbs, honey, jams. jewelry, kale, lettuce, onions, photos, radishes, soaps, spinach, tomatoes, turnips, wristees, yogurt, zucchini, and endless possibilities of fruits and nuts and other great stuff, plus grasshopper bait.

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Jemez Springs Burglaries Surge

By R.W.

If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be comic, or at least so bizarre as to be improbable.

A horrible report on Jemez Springs appeared in today’s KRQE web page and TV news detailing a surge of burglaries and the circumstances surrounding them. The lovely peaceful village, hidden away from the crime-ridden centers of crime-ridden New Mexico is being publicized in the state as a center of a crime wave. Bizarre can be comic, but here it is tragic. Local residents have been stricken with repeated break-ins, often loosing not just valuables, but deeply treasured and irreplaceable family possessions.

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Throw a Couple of Cherries on Top

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

This week at the Farmers Market, besides our fabulous regulars, Dave will be bringing his knife sharpening equipment (he’ll be here the 8th and the 22nd) and Karen will bring blackberries!

We are all eagerly anticipating fresh tomatoes, but with this heat those dang things kinda go on strike and refuse to grow. So, we all have to be patient and dance, drum, sing, stomp or pray for RAIN to quench this heat and let the tomatoes flow. But on the other hand, amazingly, we have fresh greens, beets, carrots, herbs, onions, garlic, zuchinni, choys, lettuce, carrots. radishes, honey, spinach, rhubarb, arugala. collards, flowers, eggs, balms, yogurt and MORE.

As I write this, I’m even impressed. So dig out your dull knives and get your smiles ready to share and show up this Saturday for some of the finest produce and company to be had. See you there.

Fourth of July in Jemez Springs

Jemez Springs lived up to its high standards this fourth of July. A huge, spirited parade wove its way down the highway in the village with the sidewalk and shoulders lined with spectators.

When it was over the crowds drifted into the village plaza, and milled around the great selection of stalls.

Congratulations to the organizers, the “paraders” and to the crowds in attendance for making this a great day. Here are some images from this morning:

Photos R.W.

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Farmers Market News

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

Yes! There will be a market this Saturday with the usual suspects, and maybe some surprises. The past few weeks we have had a number of great goods passing through our market, but I don’t know what different special things will be there this week, so you’ll just have to come find out for yourselves.

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Annual Congestion Festival aka 2017 Racing Southwest Jemez Cruise Road Rally Revisits Jemez Springs

Photos R.W.

It is so pathetic how rarely Jemez Springs experiences choking traffic and pedestrian gridlock. This Sunday afternoon our nearest metro areas gave us all they had: revving, fuming motors encased in glaring metal, waves of strange and unfamiliar looking people, a dense pack of beings and their conveyances as surprised to see one another as we were surprised to see them.

In case you all missed it, cowering in darkened rooms, here are some images from a fraction of the day:

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Public Meeting on New Bridge Reconstruction in Jemez Springs

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to obtain input on the proposed NM Highway 4 bridge reconstruction project. This concerns the bridge located at the northern end of the village, just past the Jemez District Ranger Station and before Soda Dam, at mile marker 19.

The meeting will be held in the Madonna Hall, 0040 Legion Drive, Jemez Springs, today (Wednesday, June 21, 2017) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Farmers Market News

By Jennifer Olson

JEMEZ SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET

What a great opening market! The first hour was such a whirlwind that there was little left in the way of produce. Even so, I did not hear any complaints, and the growers got the message. They will be bringing more this coming Saturday.

More plants, more produce and the continual abundance of eggs. We have a promise of chard, kale, bok choy, pak choy, lettuce, radishes, turnips, beets, peas, spinach, scallions, onions and some fresh herbs. Plus we will have seedlings of tomatoes, peppers [hot and sweet]. cucumbers, squash, cabbage, basil fennel, and chamomile.

On top of all that, we will have salves, soaps, cards, artwork, jewelry, bags, wristees, and a massage chair available. There’s probably more than mentioned (yogurt, jams and dried fruit come to mind).

You’ll just have to go check it out for yourself.