rio grande community farm

V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013
Fielding the drought
Barron Jones

News Feature

Carrying Water for Mother Nature

Constant drought alters community farm model

Barron Jones reports on the closure of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) water bank and its impact on community farmers.
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Better Than Candy Corn

Rio Grande Community Farm's 15th Annual Maize Maze

No kidding, I love the Maize Maze at the Rio Grande Community Farm. But I'm kind of into mazes. I had a book of them that kept my crayon busy as a kid. And you know the end of The Shining where they're in that hedge maze? I've always thought it looks like fun, nasty old limping Nicholson and all. What the North Valley kid-friendly corn maze lacks in ax-wielding jerks it more than makes up for with a haybale city, farm animals and a pumpkin patch. Plus, it's haunted Oct. 26 through 28, and the night before Halloween. This year, the 7-acre puzzle is shaped like a frog, so expect to spot info about endangered amphibians as you make your way through. It's open all month long, typically on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. "Dannnnyyyyyyyy! I'm coming!" Rio Grande Community Farm • 3-9 pm • $5-$7 • ALL-AGES!

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

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Dino Maize Maze

Rio Grande Community Farm's annual Maize Maze is a disorienting romp through seven acres of carefully coiffed corn. This year, however, the farm teams up with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to create a dinosaur-themed maze, complete with prehistoric play like an all-new dino hunt. Until Oct. 31, the maze is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more info and to buy tickets online, you can visit