As a young farmer within the Desert Oasis Garden, I thought that it would be beneficial to educate myself, and my biology classmates of our city’s agricultural scene. Below, I have highlighted a couple of organic farms within Albuquerque. As the season of summer approaches, I will make an effort to visit these farms, meet their workers, and check out what produce they have to offer. I encourage you all to do the same!
Chispas Farms: http://chispasfarms.com/index.html
Chispas Farms was established in 2001 in the South Valley. It specializes in the growth of heirloom fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, potatoes, carrots, and garlic. Eli Burg and Amanda Mione have served as co-head farmers since 2004. At Chispas Farms, the motto is, “Good things happen when people grow food.”
Los Poblanos Organic Farm: http://www.lospoblanos.com/lavendar-organic-farm/
Los Poblanos Organic Farm was established in 1934 in the North Valley. It is proud to grow native produce of New Mexico, including Chimayo chile, Tepary beans, and Casaba melons, among others. In recent years, Los Poblanos has introduced lavender farming and beekeeping to their property.
Sol Harvest Farm: http://solharvestfarm.com
Sol Harvest Farm is another farm located in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Tomatoes, carrots, radishes, and beets are commonly harvested at this farm. Its fields are located directly behind Farm & Table, a restaurant whose produce comes from Sol Harvest. Together, the restaurant and the farm have formed a strong, dependent bond, and have succeeded in providing their customers with delicious food.