Red Willow Farmers Market closes indefinitely


The farmers market at the Red Willow Center at Taos Pueblo is closed indefinitely.

The closure was announced via a Facebook post Monday (Feb. 19), which said, "Effectively immediately, the market will not be open to the public."

The post did not indicate why the market, which is usually open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, closed so abruptly, only noting it was due to "unforeseen circumstances."

"The Red Willow farmers and youth extends our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience and would like to thank our many [Red Willow Farm] supporters and family. We will continue to uplift our next generation to fulfill the dream of agriculture, cultural significance and food sovereignty," the post read.

Sheryl Romero, communications director for the center, confirmed "operational duties," such as heating the wood-fired greenhouses, "are all going" despite halting student outreach, produce sales and other activities.

Red Willow grew and sold a variety of organic produce in the greenhouses and offered several farm-based youth education programs.