The Frontier Mart is a mom and pop grocery store located in Corrales, New Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande. We are surrounded by vineyards and chile fields. Our little store offers life’s basic necessities including milk, bread, eggs, raw honey, steamed tamales, salad fixings, and books by local authors. We have a hitching post for customers who arrive on horseback, and our water bowl for canine customers is always full.

In addition we specialize in fine wine (including New Mexico wine), craft beer, and New Mexico gourmet gifts such as chile, salsa, and blue corn products.

John and Jean Waszak own the Frontier Mart – or the Frontier Mart owns them.

John is a sports fan.  If he’s breathing, you’ll find him at the Lobo basketball games.  In his younger days he had 15 minutes of fame as a fullback for the Cleveland Browns.

Jean was born to be a writer, but she got sidetracked running a grocery store. Since 1993 she has written a column for the local newspaper. She writes about people and animals who frequent the Frontier Mart. Their stories are so wild and interesting that she simply cannot stop herself. You’ll want to read her blog.

Our goal at Frontier Mart is to reflect the ambiance, diversity and fun of our rural village. For example, did you know that Corrales has a Pet Mayor? This year it’s a horse named Caesar! A song once written about Corrales says that we are a village of “1000 people, 2000 dogs and 3000 registered horses.“ Our population is a bit larger than that now, but the ratios remain roughly the same.


We’d love to welcome you to Corrales
and the Frontier Mart.