The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in our region. The festival is organized by the MRCOG Agriculture Collaborative in partnership with Bernalillo County Open Space and a variety of local groups and organizations.
The continued success of this event reflects the ever-increasing demand for local agriculture, locally produced foods and gardening related activities. Many festival attendees have stated that they are now more willing to seek out New Mexico food products and to shop at area farmers' markets. Others have indicated a new interest in growing more food and including more fresh and local foods as a part of their regular diet.
Connecting the public with local growers, producers, and businesses is crucial in sustaining local agriculture. The Local Food Festival and Field Day is one step in helping to make those connections.
Highlights from Previous Local Food Festivals
Thanks to everyone who supported the 2014 Local Food Fest!
View some moments from the day on Flickr.
11:00-1:00 Music by Wildewood
1:00-1:30 Reading by local author, Juan Estevan Arellano
1:30-2:00 Poetry by local author, Mary Oishi
2:00-4:00 Music by L@sOtr@s
11:00-4:00 Beer Sales by Marble Brewery
11:30-12:15 How to Make a Healthy Tamale | Mayanely Brown, CNM Culinary Student & Pastry Chef at Artichoke Café
12:15-12:30 Cultivating Bernalillo County | Lisa Powell, Parks Resource Specialist for Bernalillo County
12:30-1:15 Cooking from your CSA box | Anzia Bennet, La Cosecha CSA & Cindy Davies, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1:30-2:15 Urban Beekeeping | Carolyn Hammack, Beeks
2:30-3:15 Backyard Farming in the City | John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
Chef Demos | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe
11:30 Chef David Sellers | Street Food Institute
12:30 Chef Ernesto Duran | Cafe Bien
1:30 Chef David Sellers | Street Food Institute
Pie Contest | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe
2:30 Pie Contest Judging & Sampling
2014 Youth Art Display
12-4pm Participating students' art submissions will be on display in the kids' area all day!
Story Time with Local Authors | Brought to you by ABC Library
Kids' Workshops (On-going, 11am-4pm) | Brought to you by 4-H & NMSU: Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
Enjoy craft projects with 4-H & FoodCorps volunteers all day!
Plant Seeds in a Newspaper Pot
Make "Beanie Baby" Necklaces
Create a Worm Bin
Horse rides by Forever West Performance Horses & 4-H
Face Painting (11am -3pm)
Head south on Isleta to Lakeview. Turn right.
West on on Lakeview to Valley Gardens (almost to Coors). Turn left.
South on Valley Gardens. Cross Gun Club to Metzgar. Turn left.
East on Metzgar to Isleta. Turn right.
South on Isleta for a short distance to Muñiz. Turn right.
West on Muñiz to Durane/Evans. Turn left.
South on Evans to Torres, do a sharp right right.
Stay on Torres as it curves left and intersects Mayflower. Turn right.
West on Mayflower as it curves. Turn left on Henry.
From Henry continue to the intersection with Warren Lane. Turn left.
South on Warren Lane to Don Felipe. Turn right.
West on Don Felipe to the mini-traffic circle at Beck. Curve left.
South on Beck to the Pajarito Open Space parking lot 6001 Beck SW. ETA 10:15. Stop to check for additional riders at Parjarito Open SpaceContinue on Beck to Pajarito. Turn right.
West on Pajarito to Wood. Turn right.
Turn right again onto Greer Loop.
Follow Greer Loop to Coors. Turn right.
North on Coors for a short distance back to Don Felipe. Turn right.
East on Don FelipeStop at 2232 Don Felipe (has old farming equipment in the front yard) and look carefully along the west fenceline!Just before reaching Isleta, turn right on Hubbell Circle.
Follow Hubbell Circle until it intersects Isleta on the south side of the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, the site of the Local Food Festival and Field Day.
Park your bike at Valet parking while you enjoy the Festival. We may be a little early as your ride leaders are the parking crew. It opens at 11am.You are on your own to get back to the meeting place. It is about a three mile ride north on Isleta to O'Reilly's.
The 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day was a success with approximately 6,000 in attendance. A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible! See our 2013 festival photo album on Flickr.