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Apogee Spirulina

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What they grow: Nicholas Petrovic at Apogee Spirulina grows spirulina — an edible and nutritious blue-green algae — in Santa Fe using the small-scale French artisan method, which Nic went to France specifically to learn. While spirulina does not currently fall under organic certification (Nic is working to change that),…

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Mountain Flower Farm

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What they grow: Anne Sommariva at Mountain Flower Farm grows pesticide-free asparagus, cucumbers, summer squash, fresh herbs, sweet corn, melons, butternut squash, celery root, gourds, and plenty of flowers.   Where they sell: You can find Anne’s flowers and produce at Santa Fe Farmers’ Market.   Contact information: Website: www.mountain-flowerfarm.com Email Anne…

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Revolution Farm

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What they grow: Alex Pino at Revolution Farm grows a fresh lettuce mix; cauliflower and radishes; greens like kale and chard; and winter squashes, including butternut, Delicata, and Japanese heirloom Red Kuri. He also specializes in heirloom garlic, which he turns into high quality garlic powder. Alex uses organic principles, minimal…

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Tres Hermanas Farm

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What they grow: Tres Hermanas Farm in Albuquerque grows summer crops like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, okra, turnips, carrots, African eggplants, amaranth, and more. In fact, amaranth is one of their signature crops and their previous Farm Manager Zoey Fink offers some tips on cooking with amaranth: “You can pick the greens…

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Thompson Farm

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What they grow: Bob Thompson runs organic-certified Thompson Farm, which sells eggs and an abundance of produce including apples, strawberries, blackberries, grapes, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, beets, carrots, and squash. Where they sell: Downtown Growers’ Market on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon at Robinson Park (at 8th and Central) in Albuquerque. Cedar…

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Mesa Top Farm

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What they grow Mesa Top Farm raises grass fed cattle for meat, milk, and dairy (they’re in the process of adding a cheese room). They also raise pastured laying hens for eggs, and their crops include summer squash, cucumbers, and year-round salad mix. They practice pesticide-free and hormone-free farming. Where…

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TomatoCulture

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What they grow:  TomatoCulture grows heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes following permaculture and sustainable farming practices that focus on building soil fertility and taking advantage of nature’s principles. Where they sell:  Downtown Growers’ Market (Albuquerque) on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon Wholesale through the La Montañita Co-op Distribution Center You can also…

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Big Jim Farms

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What they grow:  Big Jim Farms grows GMO-free and naturally raised (organic practices) chile, corn, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers, pecans, plums, apples, and pumpkins.  Where they sell:  Downtown Growers’ Market (Albuquerque) on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon, mid April to early November Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8…

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Pat Montoya’s Family Orchard

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Pat Montoya’s Family Orchard is a 4th generation orchard in La Canova, New Mexico. The orchard is run full time by Pat and Juanita Montoya and their children, Michael and Victoria. They have been selling their produce at area farmers’ markets for 38 years. The Montoyas pride themselves on being pesticide-free…

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Mr. G’s Organic Produce

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Gary and Natasya Gundersen own and operate their 2-acre farm – Mr. G’s Organic Produce – in unincorporated Jacona, about 20 miles north of Santa Fe. They started farming their land about 15 years ago and have been fulltime farmers in New Mexico ever since (they previously farmed 12 acres…

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