The newest food truck to cruise through Albuquerque is also the freshest: The Harvest Truck is an enticing prepared foods project from Skarsgard Farms (née Los Poblanos Organics) CSA, offering a weekly changing lineup of burritos, salads, sandwiches and smoothies—in some cases, made with ingredients pulled from the ground that very morning. For now, the Harvest happens at Los Ranchos Growers’ Market on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chatting with Campo’s Chef Jonathan Perno
Los Poblanos’ new farm-to-table restaurant opens
Park yourself at the Skarsgard Farms Harvest Truck tomorrow morning
The Harvest Truck
CSA powerhouse unveils organic meals on wheels
A food truck, like a restaurant, is a logical vehicle for a farmer to add value to his or her product. It seems like an obvious idea, but until the Skarsgard Farms’ Harvest Truck got on the road, no area farms had stepped up to that plate. Now a month into this endeavor, farm/truck owner Monte Skarsgard has a contract with UNM to sell food at the Duck Pond five days a week starting in August. He says he already has plans for a fleet of trucks.
A Recipe for Love
Albuquerque’s best chefs share a five-star dinner at home
All right, sweethearts, here’s the deal. Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, which means restaurants are booked solid or filling up fast. If you haven’t already made a reservation, you could be gambling with your love life. But there’s no need to panic.
Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using aromatic plant materials and essential oils to improve mind, body and overall health. Get a crisp feel for it during a winter aromatherapy class at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm (4803 Rio Grande NW). From noon to 2 p.m., discover the properties of the osha root—said to increase endurance and strengthen the immune system—and learn to make scented oils. The class is $10, or free for guests of the inn. Register by visiting lospoblanos.com.
Mealtime at Los Poblanos
In the fertile heart of the North Valley’s greenbelt, Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center’s Field to Fork dinner series is bringing fine dining to earthy new heights— sit down with Alibi restaurant critic Ari LeVaux as he explores it course by course.