farmer spotlight


V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019
Molly Mendenhall
Molly Mendenhall

Farmer Spotlight

Four Moons Farm in Los Lunas

Molly Mendenhall aims for healthy soil and crop diversity

In her first year as a grower, Molly Mendenhall convinced 10 friends to support her budding occupation by signing up for her newly formed Community Supported Agriculture cooperative. And then “it just kind of spiraled,” she says. “I didn’t think it would become a career.”
V.28 No.2 | 1/10/2019
Erin Wade and one of her farm projects
Robin Babb

Farmer Spotlight

Erin Wade’s Wellness Philosophy

The Vinaigrette owner learns from the land (and from plenty of books)

“Farmer and restaurateur” isn’t the most common job description, but in the twenty teens having only one job is increasingly passé—not to mention economically difficult. The Vinaigrette in Albuquerque is only the tip of Erin Wade’s multi-city restaurant empire.
V.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
Fidel Gonzalez in his greenhouse

Farmer Spotlight

The Eclectic Farmer

Fidel Gonzalez on his path to becoming a farmer

While collaborating on a documentary film about indigenous ways of life many years ago, an Apache friend recommended that Fidel Gonzalez contact the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to learn more about organic farming.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
Christina Hartsock

Farmer Spotlight

Silver Leaf Farms of Corrales

The gold standard in organic vegetables

Silver Leaf Farms' cucumbers are so delicious you can eat them straight off the vine, produced with painstaking resource efficiency by those who love and appreciate the farming process.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
Reyna Banteah
Unek Francis

Farmer Spotlight

Reyna Banteah of Ts’uyya Farm

New South Valley farmer uses traditional Zuni growing methods

Reyna Banteah is farming on her own for the first time at Ts’uyya Farm, having completed the Grow the Growers internship and moving on to business incubation.
V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018

Farmer Spotlight

Casey Holland of Chispas Farms

New South Valley farm grows veggies and young farmers

If you shop at the Downtown Growers’ Market during the season, you’ve probably seen Casey Holland selling huge bunches of kale and carrots with a smile on her face. Now she’s the new head farmer at Chispas Farm.