Food & NUTRITION at the Rail Yards Market


Garden Posole

Coming up from the Aztecs of Nayarit, Mexico, posole {or pozolli}, which means ‘froth’ in Nahuatl, has been a sacred dish for much of its history. What sets posole apart from the many other dishes made with corn is the process the corn goes through to loosen the outer skins, and allow the kernels to blossom like they do. Called nixtamalization, the corn is soaked in water with lime or wood ash, which releases a spectrum of nutrients otherwise unavailable to the body. Here in New Mexico, red chile became a traditional ingredient, as well as pork. Our version today has adapted to include what are beloved farmers have to offer. We hope that you can still taste the deep roots of this dish and the the corn that is central to it.

Subscription Recipe Basket . . .

Sliding scale pricing! Click to learn more.


Rail Yards Recipes is an innovative program that makes eating fresh, healthy, and local food easy and fun! Each plentiful basket includes a colorful recipe with seasonal and fresh ingredients from small local farms and businesses from the middle Rio Grande Valley, with an emphasis on products from Rail Yards Market vendors. A detailed instructions card features educational information on how to use cooking equipment, information on farms and vendors who supply products, easy-to-follow verbal and visual steps make cooking the meal easy even for the most inexperienced chef-to-be. Ingredients are pre-portioned, and recipes are designed to create a hearty and healthy meal for two.

Eating local is easy and affordable with Rail Yards Recipes! Each basket is priced on a sliding scale model; our goal is to increase access to local and fresh ingredients, so we offer discount pricing for multiple baskets for families and low-income and EBT customers. 

Recipe Baskets are currently available for pick-up at the market from 10am-2pm (as supplies last).

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777 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Voicemail: 505-600-1109