If you are looking for a new adventure while shopping from a wide variety of local vendors and enjoying El Paso’s famously sunny weather all in one place, we can think of no better way than visiting the Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market on a Sunday.
Since 2017, the Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market has been the home to over 100 local produce vendors, farmers, food trucks, artisans and more, every Sunday in the Hobby Lobby parking lot at 7930 N. Mesa St. in Mesa Plaza shopping center.
There’s more than enough to explore and discover to make the Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market your Sunday Funday destination. Over a thousand customers visit the market each week, so make sure to get there early to find parking and don’t forget to dress to beat that El Paso heat.
Walking into the market grounds, one of the first things you will notice is the aroma of the variety of delicious food trucks and vendors. You’ll definitely build up an appetite as you stroll through the lines of vendors.
First stop: Faabs’Style Boutique where you can look stylish and keep cool in one of their fabulous straw hats. Many of the vendors offer one-of-a-kind handmade items. Check out Tres Toros Leather Co., which carries handmade leather goods, or Printmeikiando who use linoleum to carve their prints for their one-of-a-kind notebooks.
Has all the walking made you thirsty yet? Stop by La Guera Aguas Frescas and More to enjoy a refreshing watermelon agua fresca to cool off. There are also homemade fruit popsicles from Heavenly Popsicle, fresh-pressed juices from Mom’s Fresh Juice, and delicious acai smoothies from Hawaii Kravings.
Ready to eat? Try something new and delicious at Rollin’ Smoke BBQ Food Truck, Mania Roasted Corn, some German street food from Berliner Freiheit, or one of many other food trucks. Many of these locally-owned food trucks are starting small and working to one day own a brick & mortar restaurant of their own. Think about it, by supporting these delicious start-ups, you may not only be expanding your own tastes, but you could also be helping to diversify El Paso’s dining options in the future.
Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a list of Upper Valley Artist and Farmers Market vendors, visit, uppervalleymarket.com/blogs/news/this-sundays-vendors.