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Posted Fri, 02/24/2012 - 1:17pm by News
How long have you had the farm?
On the first day of October, 2011 Mountain View Market signed a lease for a 2.5 acre farm in the Mesilla Valley. Our full-time farm manager and our awesome volunteers work hard to provide our community with a variety of freshly harvested, delicious, chemical-free vegetables.
What is growing?
We grow dozens and dozens of varieties of heirloom and specialty vegetables. You will find everything from Amaranth Greens to Zucchini in the fields!
In addition to crops, we also have laying hens that provide us with fresh, beautiful eggs. They live in a movable coop that is rotated around the field, allowing them to scratch up bugs and Bermuda grass while fertilizing the ground beneath their feet. We also feed them vegetables scraps from the store and the field.
Is it organic?
The farm is not certified organic, but all growing practices have followed organic standards since day one. Some of our practices include crop rotation, on-site composting (including vermiculture), conservative water use through a drip irrigation system, and zero chemical input.
Where can I buy the produce?
What does the farm mean for the Las Cruces community?
First of all, we are helping to preserve our rich agricultural heritage of the valley. We are also helping to create more food security in our area, by ensuring the continuation of local food production. Through our tours and educational programs at the farm, we will contribute to increased awareness around local food production, as well as encouraging others to grow their own food. Plus, we are offering community members some of the freshest, healthiest, tastiest food in town!
I want to help!
Want to get involved? We offer twice weekly volunteer days. No experience necessary! Volunteer days are a great way to meet other community members and learn about desert gardening and food systems. For more information about volunteering at the farm, please contact us at email@example.com or 575.523.0436.
MVM Farm Mesilla, NM