The Santa Fe Farmers Market, held Saturdays and most Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm year round, is a must-see for Southwestern food lovers. The market began back in the late 60s and has grown to become one of the most popular farmers markets in the country. There are over 150 vendors here, where you can also find beautiful chile (green and red)—ready to be used in your favorite dishes. Buskers and other performers make the atmosphere lively and tastings of local honeys, jams, spreads, and other goodies are available. Nearby, the Santa Fe School of Cooking will teach you what to do with the chile you’ve purchased. They also have a well-stocked shop with gifts that are perfect for the chef in your family, from cookbooks to a selection of "santos" figurines of the patron saint of the kitchen, Saint Pasqual.
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