El Pasoans who prefer to get their local goodness direct from area farmers and artisans can now return downtown for their fruits, veggies, and arts and crafts.

The City of El Paso relaxing restrictions on the use of certain city facilities and services, and transitioning from COVID crisis to COVID coexistence means the El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market has reopened after a year-long shutdown.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market is pretty psyched, too. “Finally! Mask up and Market On!” DAFM posted on its social media, adding exclamation points to convey their elation.

Outdoor market enthusiasts can once again shop for baked goods, original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce offered by local artists, farmers and food vendors at the city sponsored market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market also features a “Food Truck Garden” so don’t worry if you skipped breakfast or get hungry while you’re there.

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Do keep in mind, though, COVID-19 is still out there. Please continue following all the COVID-19 safe practices we’ve become familiar with in the last year to include physical distancing and using face coverings. Per city officials, visitors and vendors will be required to wear a face covering and attendance will be monitored to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed.

Farmers Markets Around El Paso

Other options for outdoor market shopping while taking in the mostly pleasant weather spring time in El Paso offers include County Club Farmers Market, Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market, and Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing on the west side. Eastsiders who don't want to make the drive across town have the Desert Artisan & Farmer's Market to call their own.

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