In 2022 we are celebrating our 2nd CSA season! CSA members receive a weekly "share" which is loaded with Red Willow Center organic produce. Funding provides additional support for Farming expenses and Youth Internships. Click the link below for more information about becoming a member and supporting our mission through our CSA!
Each year we host Pueblo youth interns for the duration of the farming season. In the 2022 season, 10 interns began the season by engaging in conversations about farm operations, cultural traditions, and food systems. Interns helped ready the farm for the coming season including soil prep, planting seedlings, sharpening tools, and building infrastructure and more.
During the summer, our interns were involved in all aspects of farm life including planting, cultivating, harvesting, washing, and packing over 30 different crops. Interns also ran our farmers market and CSA, interacting with consumers and community members, passing on the knowledge they gained throughout the season.
At our farmers market we sell our freshly harvested, pueblo-grown, organic produce which supports youth education at our farm. We also host vendors from the community who are local farmers, and small food business owners. Our market is not only a place to support local vendors, but also a time for community connection.
Our Farmer's Market is open Wednesdays, May through October, 11am - 2pm.
Our market is currently open to all.
All Pueblo members receive 30% off.
The Taos Pueblo Recovery Works supports clients by offering individualized treatment programs that emphasize restoring their connection to the community and traditional values. Recovery Works clients work on farm tasks two days a week for two hours each day. Their help has been invaluable to our farm!
For the 2022 season, we received the Gather: Food Sovereignty Grant. This grant helped to support our mission to rebuild the Taos Pueblo traditional food systems through empowering youth farmers to grow on their own land. It also helped to support our market and its vendor's knowledge of healthy foods. Through this grant, we provided chef demonstrations for our vendors and engaged in traditional and sustainable food systems conversations with the youth and community. This funding was provided by First Nations Development Institute.
Fresh Rx is a collaboration with the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA), which helped identify those living in multi-generational households within Taos Pueblo and provided them with a weekly bag of our fresh, Red Willow Produce.
This produce is a "prescription" of healthy food, meant to complement members current medical care. In 2022, Fresh Rx supported the Red Willow Center in providing our fresh produce to 30 Taos Pueblo families at no cost to them.
Sustain our on-going efforts to create better food access and provide Taos Pueblo youth with educational opportunities on a farm.