With temperatures getting warmer by the day, and after a year of learning best practices to combat COVID-19 many of us are ready and eager to venture out.

For those who like their veggies and fruits direct from local farmers there are several farmers markets in and around El Paso that offer a variety of seasonal produce, and get you and the kids out of the house for a few hours on a weekend mid-afternoon.

County Club Farmers Market, Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market, and Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing are three options on the west side. Eastsiders who don't want to make the drive across town now have an alternative to call their own. Desert Artisan & Farmer's Market is the latest market to tap into the local farmers market scene.

And if you’re up for a short road trip to our neighboring city of Las Cruces, the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces has numerous vendors slinging their wares and organically grown alternatives in a fresh air shopping setting as well.

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If, like me, you’ve been doing more cooking at home post-coronavirus, which means more buying, but you’d rather not be inside a grocery store, might I suggest taking in the mostly pleasant weather spring time in El Paso offers.

Plus, it’s nice to support local farmers and growers. That’s a tough business, and God bless them for wanting to do it.

Country Club Farmers Market – Featuring fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, cold pressed juices, honey, pecans, meats, eggs, cheese, and butter from local El Paso farmers. Handcrafted goods and treats from local artists, artisans, chefs, bakers, farmers, as well as numerous food trucks. Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1071 Country Club Rd. More Info

Upper Valley Artist and Farmer’s Market – Farm fresh products, local artisan hand crafted items, and local vendors presented in a “beautiful village atmosphere. First two Sundays of the month at Mesa Plaza (front of Hobby Lobby), last two Sundays of the month at The Substation (145 E. Sunset). More Info

Desert Artisan & Farmer's Market - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every other Saturday at The Pavillion @ Oasis Lanes & Amusement Center, 1660 North Zaragoza. More Info

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Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free-range eggs, and fresh-baked breads and salsas. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1 Ardovino Drive, Sunland Park, N. Mex. More Info

Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces – Seven city blocks of handcrafted, homemade, and homegrown produce, farm-raised meat, freshly baked breads, and crafts by thefarmers, growers, artists, and craftspeople of Dona Ana County, NM. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 221 N. Main (Downtown). More Info

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