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Cooking up Economic Development for Rural NM

Something is stirring at the Mixing Bowl, the community commercial kitchen at the South Valley Economic Development Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This small food business incubator will celebrate a decade of success in 2015 by asking the New Mexico State legislature to fund development of a dozen other similar kitchens throughout the state. If funded, the La Cocina Initiative will help a dozen existing, underutilized commercial kitchens in rural communities in New Mexico build out programming based on the successful Mixing Bowl model.
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Santa Fe Hard Cider Company

Longtime cider drinker and owner of the Santa Fe Hard Cider Company, Michael Zercher grew up in Pennsylvania where cider-making was a time honored fall activity. Michael was an enthusiast, but it wasn’t until a job relocated Zercher and his family to Switzerland that his real excitement for the fermented apple beverage ignited.
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The Art of Slow-Crafted Travel

"Our target was not exclusively food: we wanted to bring back the tango, the umbrella, and to celebrate a leisurely daily pace." - Folco Portinari, architect of the Slow Food Manifesto on the beginnings of the Slow Food ideology. Times are changing, and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of travel, as global economics have considerably slowed the tide of tourism witnessed in the boom decades of the late-eighties/early 90's and earlier part of the 21st century.
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The road to winter

Ahead stretches the long road through winter- mile after mile of bleak landscape and little change in terrain. It is time for the gardener to take a rest in the passenger seat- feet up on the dashboard and weary back hugging the seat. Her right hand, resting on her belly, is rough. The tiny trenches in her palm are still full of soil from her last stop—pulling down plants, chopping them into pieces, mounding them on the beds, layering leaves and manure. Cementing it with water. Her parting gift was cover crops- winter wheat, hairy vetch, fava beans.
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In Memoriam: Juan Estevan Arellano

"It is a memory of a certain landscape that invades my dreams, tortures me when I'm awake, knowing that in a generation or two this landscape will be a thing of the past." - Juan Estevan Arellano, Enduring Acequias
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Fire and Hops

Only open for a little over two months, Santa Fe’s gastropub Fire and Hops has already stirred up a lot of excitement among locals and tourists.
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My soil test results are in!

Nitrogen is a large woman in a black dress. She has hairy arm pits, stinky feet and keeps cheese in her fridge until it is covered with mold, which she never bothers to scrap off and eats voraciously.
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