Shiprock Farmers’ Market opens for the 2021 season

 Shiprock Farmers’ Market opens for the 2021 season

SHIPROCK — Evangie Begay talked with a customer about crocheted dish scrubbers as her sister, Cheryle Benally, put squash in a brown paper bag for the shopper.

The sisters were among the vendors who sold zucchini, yellow squash and onions as well as sewn items and baked goods on July 10 during the opening day of the Shiprock Farmers’ Market.

Benally said she enjoys sewing and her sister is the one with a green thumb, but they both like selling their items in Shiprock because it is close to Gadii’ahi, where they grew up, and they often see family and friends at the market.

“We get to chitchat with everyone who comes through – old friends, new friends,” Benally said.

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Zucchini grown in Kirtland sits for sale at the Shiprock Farmers' Market on July 10 at the Shiprock Chapter house parking lot.

The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Shiprock Chapter house parking lot.

It is part of the Northwest New Mexico Growers Market…

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