rail yards market open may 3rd, 2020 with food & farm vendors

increased safety measures

March 29th, 2020 1pm

Dear Rail Yards Market Community, 

Open with changes: Farmers' Markets have been declared by the Governor as an essential service, so at this time the Rail Yards Market plans to open May 3rd, 2020 with Food & Farm vendors only and many modified operations for to provided vital foods to our community safely.

What are the changes? Please read how our policy here with all the details of how the market plans to operate during this time of emergency and keep our visitors, staff, and vendors safe. During this dynamic time, things may change daily, so please check back here before visiting the market for essential foods

Click on the above link to see the Rail Yards Market's modified operations for increased safety.

March 24th, 2020 8am

Dear Rail Yards Market Community, 

The Governor's Office issued an Executive Order on March 23rd, 2020 which lists Farmers' Markets as Essential Businesses.

The Rail Yards Market is working closely with State and City officials, and will have more news regarding the market opening posted here by April 13th, 2020. 

At this time, the Rail Yards Market is doing its part to keep our communities safe by complying with the  isolation orders in place until April 10th, 2020. Vendor orientations, office appointments, and other meetings are postponed, and staff are working from home.Our staff and board are working to present a modified operational plan to make the market as safe as possible.

We advocate for your to get reliable information and news on this topic at NM Department of Health website Question hotline  1-855-600-3453, as well as the CDC website.

Thank you for you patience and commitment to the health & safety of our communities, 

The Rail Yards Team

March 13th, 2020 5pm

Dear Rail Yards Market Community, 

We value both your physical and mental health, and want to make sure to keep you up to date on ways we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and lower communal anxiety. While the news changes, our Rail Yards Market board and staff are following state protocols, closely monitoring health department/CDC guidelines, working with City & State leaders, participating in safety trainings, and will update you as we know more here and/or on social media.

At this time the market is set to open May 3rd, 2020. Vendor orientations, office appointments, and other meetings are postponed, and staff are working from home until April.

Please review the City’s issued statements and recommendations for best practices, which include hand-washing and social distancing to mitigate infection spread. Aligned with our mission and values, the City has also issued some guidelines condemning stigma and discrimination. Calming exercises can be used for folks experiencing anxiety. More info at NM Department of Health website Question hotline  1-855-600-3453, as well as the CDC website.

Let’s use this as an opportunity to show the most vulnerable members of our community that we care about and value them. Together we can be a model for proper hygiene and calm, yet responsive, strength; concurrently let's work to diligently prevent the spread of viral infections, communal anxiety, and racism that has been surrounding the coronavirus.

Viva la resiliencia y amor, 

The Rail Yards Market Team

rail yards market is hiring for 2020 season

Work at the Rail Yards Market May-October. Do you like being outdoors? Love local food and fun? Join the market team! Neighborhood residents are encouraged to apply!

rail yards market VENDOR APPLICATION due feb 1st

Ready..Set...Grow!! Vendor applications for the 2020 Rail Yards Market season are open until Feb 1st! New and returning vendors apply each season and are reviewed/selected by a community jury. Application & vendor eligibility/requirement info:


Need help applying to the Rail Yards Market as a vendor? Attend these TWO FREE computer lab workshops.

Workshops held at the Hispano Chamber of Commerce 1309 4th Street SW 87102

Hablamos español >> Servicios de traducción disponibles en la clase.

Intro Workshop Jan 17th (recommended for new vendors): What you need for this workshop: Yourself and an email account. We will answer..

  • How do you apply for the Rail Yards Market? 
  • What types of Vendors can apply?
  • What permits, registrations etc are required?
  • What are the basic functions/areas of the vendor online system?

Advanced Workshop 24th (recommended for vendors who have already made an online account and applied): We will answer...

  • How are vendors selected?
  • What does your jury look for?
  • How can I increase my chances of being selected?


10am-2pm, Sundays, May-October

10-4pm in December for Holiday Market

777 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Voicemail: 505-600-1109