The Farmers' Market keeps manager hopping

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By Carol A. Clark

Cindy Talamantes speaks from personal experience to the fact that managing the Los Alamos Farmers' Market is a big job. She’s been in charge of the weekly market since 2005.

“I really like it even though it is a lot of work,” she said during an interview Thursday morning. “I usually get up around 4 a.m. and get moving. I have to stop at the warehouse to pick up several items to take to the market and then set everything up. I don’t usually finish until about 2 p.m.”

Several dozen vendors participate in the local market.

Talamantes is from El Rito and along with managing the market; she also creates baskets and pottery weaving by hand, which she sells on market day. All the paintings on her baskets and pottery are done freehand, she said, adding that all of her baskets can be rinsed with warm water to bring out the pine scent.

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