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Thanks for a great event in 2016 - see you next year!


The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in our region presented by Bernalillo County Open Space, in cooperation with other community 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.

Experience great local food: free samples, chef demos, food trucks; live music; film screenings, workshops; beer and wine garden; kids’ activities including face painting, petting zoo, and story time. Ride your bike and park in the bike valet!

Chef Demo Schedule

10:30 a.m.  David Gaspar de Alba and Silver Leaf Farms

11:30 a.m.  Jason Greene, The Grove Cafe

12:30 p.m.  Carrie Eagle, Farm & Table; Farmer Ric Murphy, Sol Harvest Farm

1:30 p.m.    Myaneli Brown

Entertainment Schedule

10:30 a.m.    Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers

12 p.m.         Eileen & the In-Betweens 

1:30 p.m.       Higher Ground Bluegrass

Workshop Schedule

11 a.m.      Cooking with Edible Weeds – Sarah Haynes, NMSU Bernalillo County Extension

12:15 p.m.  Habitat for Beneficial Insects – Ashley Bennet, PhD., NMSU Los Lunas Research Station

1:30 p.m.    Chickens- Lessons Learned: Tips and Tricks – Dianne Reese and Mick Gorospe, Hubbell House Alliance

Story Time Schedule

10 a.m.          On the Farm, At the Market /G. Brian Karas. 

10:30 a.m.      Go, Little Green Truck! /Roni Schotter; pictures by Julia Kuo. 

11 a.m.           Farm-Fresh Cats /Scott Santoro. 

11:30 a.m.      The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred /Samantha R. Vamos; illustrated by Rafael López.

12 p.m.          Doug Unplugs on the Farm /Dan Yaccarino. 

12:30             Dinosaur Farm /Frann Preston-Gannon

1 p.m.            Harvest /Kris Waldherr

1:30 p.m.        A Grand Old Tree /Mary Newell DePalma

2 p.m.            The Lion and the Bird /Marianne Dubuc

2:30 p.m.        Strega Nona's harvest /Tomie dePaola



Vendor List 

2 Bros Sweets

ABQ Beeks/NM Beekeepers Ann

Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardener

BC Cooperative Extension Service

BC County Master Composter

BC Extension Master Food Preserves

Bee Chama Honey

Bev's Biscochitos

Center for Ageless Living/Green House Bistro & Bakery

Ciudad Soil & Water Conservation

Clear Light the Cedar Company

Faustino Farms

Hubbell House Alliance

Hennah Tattoo Artist

Heritage Concessions

Holistic Management International

How 'Bout Fries

J&D Foods Inc.

Joliefemme by Diana

L & L Jewelry

La Cajita

Land of Enfigman


Marilyn Ortega Photography & Logankyle Cosmetics

Mother Truckin Tees

My Sweet Basil by Soulaina, LLC

Mystique LLC

Root 66 Community Gardens


South Valley Soaps

Street Food Institute

The Cornivore

The Fight Shop NM / One Athletics

The Organic Living Room

Tio Franks

Transition ABQ

Veteran Farmer Project

For more information on how to become involved, contact Sherry Gutierrez at (505) 468-7247.

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