Fresh and local: Santa Fe Farmers Market


If there’s one particular thing visitors and locals love about Santa Fe is that it’s easy to get authentic works of art, local artists and entertainment, jewelry and the most delicious produce fruits and vegetables, locally grown in and around the city and the northern part of New Mexico.

Those who decide to visit Santa Fe and rent a vacation home, know they can have a more unique and genuine experience during their stay when visiting the Farmers market at the Railyard District de Santa Fe. Established in the late 60s, the market has become a staple of the city, rated among the best and brightest farmer’s market in the United States.

It’s located in the Railyard, at 1607 Paseo de Peralta, the market is open every Saturday all year-round, as well as on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, depending on the season of the year. Here, local and visitors can find local shops for souvenirs and works of art from New Mexico and the world, exquisite restaurants and fresh produce to their heart’s content: from apples and arugula in January to fresh spinach and lettuce in May and watermelon or honeydew in August.

Making the best of your purchases
So what do you do after visiting the market and get back home with fresh produce? Go home to make delicious meals and snacks! Many people also love to decorate different spaces of the house with arrangements of flowers or bowls of fresh fruit. The dishes, vases and bowls used also have to be in their best shape, and many simply forget to pay some attention to them.

Ana Valenzuela’s team of expert cleaners know all the tips to keep every element of your rental vacation spotless, and they also pay special attention to dishware and chinaware that many simply disregard. Some of the tips Ana suggests to keep them in perfect condition are:

  1. Rinse ASAP. Make sure to at least rinse them as soon as you are done using them, so leftover residues don’t have a chance to get stains in the surfaces. If time allows, wash them right after use.
  2. Check the pantry first. Baking soda, vinegar and lemon are easy solutions when it comes to removing stains or leftover food stuck in dishes. Make your own solution mixing any of those with water; enough to make a sticky paste when using baking soda. Use the solution created and a clean rag to scrub gently and then rinse.
  3. For pottery and fine china. For those objects that are delicate or unique, it’s best to try dry cleaning methods first, before moving on to using water and soap or other solutions. Make sure your hands are clean or better yet, use gloves when handling any of these pieces. Remove dust with a clean, soft cloth first and then, use a hairdryer on a low, cool setting. Place the object on a table, over a soft cloth/towel and rub a cloth or a soft brush over the piece as you blow air over it.
  4. Ask the experts. When purchasing any ceramic pottery at any store in Santa Fe or other areas of New Mexico, ask the clerk about the best cleaning methods. Sometimes at the stores you can even get the perfect solution to keep at home and make sure your pieces are always clean and look like new!

When renting a vacation home in Santa Fe, think about all the wonderful things you can do in the town, like visiting the Farmer’s Market. When the team of Ana Valenzuela Home Cleaning Services is involved, that’s really all you have to worry about. Ana’s team will take care of anything else, from Maid Service, Deep Cleaning, Move In/Move Out cleaning services and much more. Take a look at all the services and see for yourself.





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