Angie Rodriguez and Maria Gamboa are cousins from opposite sides of the Rio Grande valley with a common mission: to provide natural food products that inspire healthy eating and living. They co-own Valley Gurlz Goodz in Albuquerque and primarily produce spicy pickled green beans. These beans serve well as a satisfying nosh on their own, as a crunchy ingredient in pasta salad, or as a peppery garnish for a tall Bloody Mary cocktail.
Home Grown New Mexico’s 5th Annual Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour in Santa Fe is on Sunday, July 26 from 9 am to 3 pm. Their tour is self-paced and features five inspirational properties with beautiful kitchen gardens, home farms, backyard chickens, beehives, goats, greenhouses, fruit trees, rainwater catchment systems, and more.
Santa Fe's award-winning Luminaria Restaurant at the iconic Inn and Spa at Loretto, A Destination Hotel, announced on June 25 that it has launched a new Chef's Table. The eight globally inspired menu options designed by renowned Executive Chef Marc Quiñones will be offered to groups of 6-8 people at a private table near a roaring kiva fireplace on the romantic Luminaria patio.
The farm-to-table buzzword is well-established now at restaurants across the country, and many chefs are finding ways to thoroughly integrate the locavore ethic into their kitchens. Yet it’s not every day we hear about locally sourced food in tandem with Asian cuisine. But at Mu Du Noodles in Santa Fe, that is exactly what owner Mu Jing Lau and executive chef Michael Patrick McCann are serving up five days a week.
Eating local food is powerful… not only is it the freshest, most delicious option, it creates a ripple effect that strengthens our economy, and protects the vibrant culture of farming in New Mexico. –Nina Yozell-Epstein, Founder, Squash Blossom Local Food
The award-winning distillery Santa Fe Spirits has done it again. Their recent release, Atapiño Liqueur, a tribute to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, has already proven to be a big hit amongst locals and tourists.
Modern General, a Santa Fe-based general store offering lovingly-selected everyday items and foods, is pleased to announce a unique partnership with FANO Bread—a family-owned and operated bakery based in Albuquerque. Using in-house stone-ground flour from Modern General, FANO is now baking semolina seed bread as well as an artisan loaf, which can be purchased at Modern General.
Whew! Last growing season was really tough for my garden so I am really relieved at how beautiful the plants are this year, especially the salad greens. I have grown them under netting to protect them from the birds and under shade cloth to keep them away from the harsh sun (which keeps them tender). We have so much lettuce I am putting (sneaking?) it into the family smoothies. The kids have no idea. All I hear is "yum!"
The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency has selected Payne’s Nurseries and Greenhouses, Inc. to develop and implement a composting program for both the City and County of Santa Fe. Payne’s was chosen from a field of several applicants because of their expertise and their longevity in the community.
On June 20, 2014 at 7pm, the Center for Ageless Living will celebrate its the eighth annual Field to Food event, “What’s all the Buzz About”, on its campus at 3216 Hwy. 47 South, Los Lunas. “This year the menu is based on Honey, harvested here on the campus and by bee keepers in the Valencia County area” states Suzette Lindemuth, Director of the Center for Ageless Living.