Posted on - August 18, 2016
Spotlight on Education Program Award recipient Anthony Wagner of Wagner Farms (Corrales and Socorro) has helped pioneer efforts in navigating the intricacies of selling local fresh fruits and vegetables to the Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe public schools. He has eagerly shared his hard-won knowledge with other farmers, worked closely with food service directors, made presentations before legislators, and participated in on-going strategic gatherings, all in support of increasing locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables in school meals in New Mexico.
The 1st Annual Farm to School Awards focused on the Farm to School movement in New Mexico.
Story annotated and taken from Farm to Table Newsletter, July 2016, Issue 20.
Posted on - July 27, 2016
Come enjoy a perfect autumn day at the 3rd Annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival! We will have: apple orchard tours, fresh apple cider, a large selection of pumpkins from which to choose in our patch, green chile roasting, ristras, live entertainment, and more!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
Posted on - July 16, 2016
AllTheRooms.com featured our green chile goodness, and seasonal farm stand as one of the "Top 5 Unique USA Bucket List Items"!
#2 on the list: Savoring Green Chile Culture in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque‘s claim to fame may be its balloon festival and the charm of its historic Old Town, but one thing is for certain: you can’t leave without tasting its famous green chili. Don’t worry about forgetting because you’ll be constantly reminded — welcome signs on the interstates feature huge chiles, strings of dried chiles hang from adobe homes, and even McDonalds offers green chile on its burgers. “Red or green?” is a standard question in restaurants and “Christmas” is an appropriate response if you’d like to try both.
In Albuquerque, you can head to Wagner’s seasonal farm stand. People come from miles to roast chiles onsite, armed with garbage bags and coolers to bring home their treasure. Locals will feistily defend their favorite spots for salsa, sopapillas (fried bread that can be stuffed with or soak up flavors), tamales or margaritas. Fortunately it’s pretty hard to go wrong and visiting a few — like El Pinto and Sadie’s of New Mexico, both of which make their own delicious salsa — is part of that fun. Late summer or fall is the best time for the full chile experience, so you can see fields of peppers ripen and be harvested by farmers. Hatch, the self-declared “Chile Capital of the World,” hosts a festival early in September each year.
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Posted on - June 23, 2016
Anthony Wagner inspecting the Fuji apples at the Wagner Farms apple orchard in Corrales, New Mexico. Anthony says, "They look like they should be ready in mid August."
The Fuji apples are just starting to turn red.