Local Food Festival

Local Food Festival

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2014 Local Food Festival & Field Day 

Theme:  "Discover the Many Faces of Local Food"

When:  Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 11am-4pm

Where:  Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105 


Sign up for the Pie Contest!

The Local Food Fest is proud to host Edible Santa Fe's annual Pie Contest! Sign up now for kids or adults competitions.

Call for Vendors

Deadline extended! Apply by noon on Thursday, Oct. 2nd. The online application is ready for qualified vendors and community orgs (see application for criteria)! 

Call for Volunteers

The volunteer application is ready! Join us now in making the 2014 Local Food Fest the best one yet!


Celebrating Food from the Ground Up

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.

Enjoy a wide variety of activities including:

  • Workshops and lectures about gardening/farming, seed saving, New Mexico's farming history and culture, and more!
  • Music by local artists, youth performances + readings
  • Tastings and chef demos + pie contest* (*2014 contest details and sign up available now!) brought to you by Edible Santa Fe
  • Cycling tours of the area (details TBA!) and a bike valet, courtesy of Bike ABQ and the NM Touring Society
  • Activities for kids including sack races, seed spitting contests, face painting and more!

2010 Food Festival


  • The Hubbell House Alliance also will provide guided tours of the house, the farm, and the demonstration gardens.
  • Beekeepers will talk about the importance of pollinators.
  • Community partners will host a seed giveaway.
  • More exciting events to come! 


Special Thanks to Our 2014 Festival Donors

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  • Turnip ($100)
    • La Montañita Coop
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    • Erda Gardens & Learning Center

Current LaM logo    South Valley Soap Logo    Erda logo

2014 Event Schedule

Go directly to:  Entertainment | Beer Garden | Workshops | Chef Demonstrations + Pie Contest | Film Screenings | Kids' Activities | Tours & More


11:00 – 1:00                            Music by Wildewood

1:00-1:30                                Reading with Juan Estevan Arellano, author of Enduring Acequias:  Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water

1:30-2:00                                Poetry with Mary Oishi

2:00-4:00                                Music by L@sOtr@s 

 Beer Garden

11:00-4:00                                Beer Sales by Marble Brewery


11:30-12:15            How to Make a Healthy Tamale with Mujeres en Accion 

12:30-1:15              Cooking from your CSA box with La Cosecha CSA & Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services

1:30-2:15                Urban Beekeeping with Beeks

2:30-3:15                Backyard Farming in the City with Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services

 Chef Demonstrations + Pie Contest

Chef Demos | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe

11:30  Chef David Sellers | Street Food Institute

12:30  Chef David Sellers | Street Food Institute

1:30    Chef Ernesto Duran | Cafe Bien

Pie Contest | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe

2:30    Youth (6-18) Pie Contest Judging & Sampling

3:00    Adults (19+) Pie Contest Judging & Sampling

Contest details available at www.ediblesantafe.com/pie/.

 Film Screenings 

Several films will be playing on a loop all day long! 

 Kids Activities

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

12-12:30     Storytelling with ABC Library volunteers

2:30-3:00    Storytelling with ABC Library volunteers

Kids' Workshops (On-going, 11am-4pm) | Brought to you by 4-H & NMSU:  Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

Enjoy craft projects with 4-H volunteers all day! 


Sack Racing

Seed Spitting 


Petting Zoo

Horse rides

Face Painting* (11am -3pm)

Climbing Wall

 Tours & More

  • Food Drive:  Help those in need and bring canned food items to the Roadrunner Food Bank donation stations!
  • KNOWaste, "the Resource Recovery Rangers", will work to make the festival a zero waste event!
  • TOURS:  Enjoy docent guided tours of the renovated museum plus visit the demonstration farm and more!
  • Beekeepers will talk about the importance of pollinators. 

 Bike Ride to the Local Food Festival:  "The South Valley Loop"

  • Date: Sunday, October 12 in conjunction with the Local Food Festival and Field Day
  • Long Ride 
    • Meeting Place: O'Reilly Auto Parts at 3613 Isleta SW, just south of Rio Bravo
    • Time: Be ready to leave at 9:30 am
    • Distance: About 10 miles of riding to the Gutierrez-Hubbell House. It is about 3 miles of riding on Isleta from the Hubbell House back to the meeting place.
    • Ride Leaders: Dianne Cress and Gerald Martinez of the New Mexico Touring Society
    • Ride Description: A level ride at a slow pace (about 10 MPH) in Albuquerque's South Valley on paved residential roads between Isleta and Coors.
    • Directions:

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.

  • Short Ride/Family Ride
    • Meeting Place: The Pick-Up Point at Pajarito Open Space at 6001 Beck Rd SE. 
      • (A longer organized ride will be by there to pick up any participants.)
    • Time: Be ready to leave by 10:15 am
    • Distance: This organized bicycle ride from Pajarito Open Space is about 3 miles to the Gutierrez-Hubbell House.
    • Ride Leaders: Dianne Cress and Gerald Martinez of the New Mexico Touring Society
    • Ride Description: A level ride at a slow pace (about 10 MPH) in Albuquerque's South Valley on paved residential roads between Isleta and Coors.
    • Directions:  See above, past the Pajarito Open Space pick up point.
  • Information:  Please e-mail Gerald Martinez of the South Valley Cyclists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the New Mexico Touring Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also you can look at the Touring Society's web site www.nmts.org or the BikeABQ's web site www.bikeabq.org. 
  • On your own:  If you want to cycle to the Festival on your own, the Pajarito Open Space is convenient place to 'park and ride' with kids as there will be Bicycle Valet parking at the Festival. To do the very short ride on your own, just turn left onto Julie, the road at the stop sign on Beck south of the Open Space parking lot) to Hubbell Circle, turn right, then curve left to Hubbell. You will be on the south side of the Gutierrez-Hubble House. Come in the entrance on Isleta and see the Valet parking close by.


2014 Current Partners and Sponsors


Highlights from Previous Local Food Festivals

2013:  Returning to the Land:  Planting the Future

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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

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