Above: Bagel's Florals offers weekly subscriptions, too. Photography courtesy of
Every Sunday between May and October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rail Yards Market takes over the historic Yards in downtown Albuquerque. The expansive industrial building, which once housed the maintenance facilities for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, is bathed in aqua-hued rays that shine through vintage glass windows, making it an extra-dreamy spot for this weekend community market. Pick up a jar of local honey, cool off with a paleta or agua fresca, get a henna tattoo or a new potted plant—all the warm-weather feels await. Here are two of our favorite vendors.
Bagel’s Florals @bagelsflorals
Abigail McNamara named her floral business, Bagel’s Florals, after her nickname, “Bagel.” She partners with flower farm the Bloomist to provide Rail Yards Market shoppers with fresh, locally grown flowers, which she arranges into beautiful bouquets. McNamara loves the face-to-face time she gets with customers. “It’s wonderful to see the joy and awe that flowers bring them.”
McNamara’s Market Favorite: “I’m obsessed with everything that the Burque Bakehouse makes. They have such a thoughtful, refined, and artistic approach to crafting their pastries, and every single one I’ve tried is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.”
Anka Jewelry Designs @ankajewelrydesigns
After learning to silversmith in 2012 at a class in Guanajuato, Mexico, Karen Aguilar knew she wanted to make jewelry for a living. Her designs feature natural stones and are the simple-but-lovely kinds of pieces you could wear every day. She’s a Rail Yards Market regular and says the event provides “a safe, clean, well-organized, multi-cultural space to sell my craft where people gather together to have fun and get quality handmade goods.”
Aguilar’s Market Favorite: “If you are looking for fresh, delicious handmade pasta, Tulipani [formerly Ñocco] makes the best I’ve ever had.”