Downtown Growers Market

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Downtown Growers Market takes place every Saturday from 8am to noon at Robinson Park at 8th and Central Ave. Every week they feature a live band, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit.

This morning we met a few of the local vendors you can see down there just about every weekend. Autumn Pearson, an artist who has her own gallery called The Church; the market is the perfect venue and outlet for her to meet new people who appreciate art the way she does. We also met Brad Lee, a marketing director for La Plazita Institute. It’s not just a farm, it’s also a nonprofit organization that engages the youth and other community members. Finally, we cooked a little with chef and owner of Senor Tortas, Victor Castillo. He is at the market every weekend with his signature tacos; you can also catch him at the Wednesday markets at Civic Plaza. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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