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Enjoy Fresh Foods On A Working Farm In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Chefs making breakfast at Los Poblanos. Photo courtesy of Sergio Salvador Photo.

When you think of farm country, Albuquerque, New Mexico, probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, the city’s North Valley area has a vibrant farm community that allows visitors to tour working farms as well as sample their fresh foods. The most historic farm experience one can have in Albuquerque is staying at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. While in the 1800s the Armijo family used the land to grow corn, wheat, alfalfa and wine grapes, Ruth and Albert Simms acquired the ranch house in 1932 when it became a model experimental farm, which it still is today. For the full experience, stay in one of their Farm Suites housed in historic 1930s dairy buildings with pitched tin roofs, white stuccoed walls and garden views; tour their organic gardens and lavender fields; partake in a cooking, gardening or farming class; peruse their artisanal farm shop with its local treats and lavender body products. Both guests and non-guests (reservation only) can sample their Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, which blends French cooking techniques like braising, roasting and confit with the use of organic, local ingredients sourced onsite and within 200 miles (322 kilometers).

Other farm experiences in Albuquerque include touring the chile fields and picking your own chile — a regional staple in New Mexico — at Wagner’s Farmland Experience; cycling to Old Town Farm for coffee, conversation and farm-fresh lunches for their Bike-In Coffee event on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 2pm; and perusing the many local grower’s markets for fresh produce and local specialties.

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4 Comments

  1. Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans on October 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You’re right – I definitely don’t think of Albuquerque as “farm country”. I’m curious to explore this part of the city on my next trip to NM. And Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm sounds like an awesome experience.

    • jess2716 on October 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      @Dana- I was surprised myself. For me it was the highlight of the trip, as I really love places where you can just cycle all day, drink wine and eat really delicious farm-to-table meals!

  2. Anni on February 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I think New Mexico is becoming the emerging hero in sustainable farming, agro-tourism, and organic/sustainable food production in the United States. I’ve been hearing about all sorts of things popping up in New Mexico more and more… this little farm or that little eco-tour.
    It’s really neat!

    • jess2716 on February 9, 2014 at 2:44 am

      @Anni: Agreed! There were a lot of farm and eco-friendly experiences I encountered in Albuquerque that I didn’t expect to find. It was great!

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