Whether you’re looking for a heartfelt gift or a piece of local flavor to take home for yourself, there’s a shop in Mesilla where you can pick up all the goodies that make our state so special. At NM Vintage Market, every product in the store is made, produced, or grown in New Mexico.
Owners Morgan Switzer-McGinley and Marshall McGinley are also the proprietors of two other Mesilla businesses: NM Vintage Beer, Wine, & Cigars (2461 Calle de Principal) and Old Barrel Tea & Spice Company (2410 Calle de Principal Suite C). Their latest venture is an expansion of the NM Vintage brand, which has garnered a reputation for supporting state winemakers and brewers over the past 13 years. “After Janyce Leone retired and Solamente de Mesilla closed, we felt there was a void in the Mesilla walking district for New Mexico products,” Morgan explains. “Our other two stores have always been pro-New Mexico and along the way, we’ve met artisans who aren’t necessarily prepared to open a brick-and-mortar presence, but want more exposure than a booth one or two days a week at the farmers’ market. Our spot gives them more visibility to sell their products.” NM Vintage Market offers the gamut of area-made goods including crafts, artwork, jewelry, pet products, bath and body works, and food items. They offer gift baskets for any price point and they’ll even wrap and ship them on your behalf to the recipient of your choosing.
In addition to the must-have array of local salsas and chiles, the market carries tasty finds like Hawaiian Riptide, a brand of marinades and sauces created by a travel-loving New Mexican couple, and organic jams from Heidi’s Raspberry Farm. (Morgan recommends the raspberry red chile and the raspberry ginger blends.) Other popular items include the Cowbelle Wines Moo-y Sauv-y Sauvignon Blanc wine and the Tractor Blood Orange cider on draft. The shop features Cowbelle Wines, also owned by Morgan, and craft beers and ciders from around the state for on-site sipping or to take to-go.
All these products (and a whole lot more!) are displayed attractively in one of Mesilla’s most historic buildings. It was once the home of Don Manuel Valles Gallegos, a local carpenter responsible for much of the 1906 renovation of the Basilica San Albino. He was also the Basilica bell ringer and never missed a day in his 61 years of service. His descendants continue to act as honorary bell ringers to this day, and the history of the family and residence is on display inside NM Vintage Market. Outside, Marshall and Morgan have added a patio where patrons are invited to while away the day with a good book or good company. Morgan says, “We received our beer and wine license right before the COVID shut down, but now that we are all opened back up, people can sip and shop at the same time. Furry friends are welcome, too!”
NM Vintage Market
2310 Avenida de Mesilla
(On the corner of Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Santiago)
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