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Milestones, Markets, and Lilacs!

Taos is marking a milestone year in 2015, and here are just a few reasons to celebrate!

  • Four hundred years ago the Taos Plaza was established by Spanish settlers.
  • Two hundred years ago the San Francisco de Asis Church was built
  • One hundred years ago the Taos Society of Artists was founded, establishing Taos as an art colony
  • The 60th ski season at Taos Ski Valley marks the inaugural year for the Kachina Peak Lift – which takes snow lovers to the highest skiable point in New Mexico
  • Fifty years ago the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge opened.
  • And one year ago in April we moved into our new home on Taos Plaza! While that may not be quite as impressive as the other milestones, we are excited to have a reason to celebrate in this new space. Stay tuned for some fun deals at TMO and get ready for another great year on the plaza!

Farmers Market Returns

The Taos Farmers Market is returning to the plaza this summer. The return date is set for May 16 and we can’t wait! Once again we will open Saturdays at 8 a.m. and look forward to seeing all of you! This year we will have market specials and other special promotions throughout the season – so be sure to add us to your produce list along with tomatoes, carrots, etc.

The return of the Farmers Market will coincide with one of the nicest and newest festivals – The Taos Lilac Festival set for May 14 – 17. This group has done a great job of creating a fun and festive event and this year will have even more fun and activities. We are busy planning our lilac covered windows and Stella, our shop dog, has been practicing her strut and trying on various outfits for the pet parade. For more information visit

Spring is around the corner and TMO will again host special shopper evenings. We are busy planning our calendar and this season we are putting our own Banjo Billy to work! Yep, Banjo Billy has put out a call to fellow musicians to join in the fun and entertain shoppers. Stay tuned for schedule of events.

The Rio Grande Trail?

Could New Mexico have its own Appalachian Trail? Check out this news story. This would be so great for Taos!