We've gotten some really nice feedback from the families who've received the Farm to Family Food Boxes. A foster parent said that our donation was "awesome and much appreciated." The kids look pretty happy too. Boxes included fresh bread, NM eggs, local veggies, local grass-fed and finished beef, apples, potatoes, flour, blue corn meal, rolled oats, granola and watermelon.
High Tunnel Progress
Arroyos del Norte High Tunnel had soil delivered and has been planted with mostly tomatoes, some cucumbers and pepper plants.
3 Sister Garden Kits
We designed, built, assembled and distributed 3 Sisters Garden Kits. These included, blue corn meal, recipes for it and a few kale recipes; Anasazi beans, zucchini seeds, blue corn seeds for planting - each in their own packet; planting instructions and explanation of the Three Sisters. And, all of this was in English and Spanish.
We will be giving out Garden Packets with seeds, blue corn meal and recipes at Taos Municipal School Lunch Bus Drop-off Points in the coming weeks. This Blue Corn Meal comes from Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
Spring Carrot Harvest
In March 2020, Rowan Bateman of Morningstar Farm drives the tractor of Bosque Farm on Anjel's, Zitro Farm. We harvested about 700 lb of carrots.
#TractorShare #EquipmentShare #CommunityFarming
CArrots for Families
Carrots (from above) are ready to go out in family food boxes.
Parr Field Food
Greens are beginning to sprout in the Parr Field hoop house at Enos García Elementary.
Seeds have sprouted
Before Spring Break (and the Covid-19 stay home order) students at Enos Garcia planted beds in the grow dome.
Greens are growing and we're building more capacity every day!
Prepping & plowing
Isaac has been tilling and prepping the plot at the FarmHouse Garden site.
High Tunnel going up
Anjel and crew have been erecting the new high tunnel greenhouse at Arroyos Del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, NM.
We're preparing for full production of spring greens, tomatoes, basil, peppers, cucumbers for the students meals.
This will be not only a growing, but also a teaching space.
Anjel Ortiz of Ortiz Farm delivered his locally grown carrots to Enos Garcia Elementary kitchen.
500 Enos Garcia students received the fresh carrots on their USDA reimbursable school lunch plates.
Fresh local carrots being served to students.
Students enjoying fresh carrots on their school lunch plates.