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10/25/14 6:30 A

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Thanks for the Lemitar tip. Do you have contact info for the farm?

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7/28/11 9:07 P

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There are a lot of great small producers in the state. Bison, goat, sheep, cows, peaches, garlic, etc. It's one of the things I love about New Mexico,

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7/28/11 9:02 A

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I know what you mean about the cost. I was about to cancel by delivery, but then they changed their system, so you don't have to get the box, you can just basically grocery shop for what you want. I guess they have enough members that they don't have to have everyone get a box. One drawback to not getting a box is sometimes it has items that are not available by themselves. Like this week, they are sending some kind of cherry I haven't had before, but I think it is only available in the box. Sometimes I buy the beneficial eggs from the Coop.

On another note, I visited a lot of farms and production facilities this summer around NM. There is a ton of food being grown in this state. It is pretty amazing.

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7/27/11 9:28 P

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Farmer Monte has an interesing take on the traditional CSA at LPO.
There are several other CSAs in toen: Erda Gardens, Beneficial Farms, etc. My proble with Farmer Monte has always been cost and quantity. we were LPO members back when it started and then occassionally sign back up.

You can always grow your own. You don't need that much space to get a decent container garden. I've harvested 20 pounds of tomatoes this year form my 4'x4' tomatoe raised bed...

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7/26/11 10:43 P

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Hi everyone, I just joined this group, but this topic caught my interest.I highly recommend using Los Poblanos Organics (LPO). You may have noticed the yellow bumper sticker around town with a tractor on it. Since I started getting deliveries from them, my family and I have been eating a ton of produce.

They are an organic farm that delivers produce and groceries every week to your front door in a cooler. I have spent all summer participating in a New Mexico foodshed feildschool, and I realized that LPO is functioning as a distribution center for New Mexico products, like honey, rasband milk,peanut butter, and all sorts of other groceries. They also sell other out of state organic produce and groceries. The delivery is free if you spend 50 bucks, and if you spend more than that they give a discount. The only thing I don't buy much of from them is their meat, because a lot of it is from Kellers, and the price is higher than just going to Kellers. But, most products are the same or cheaper.

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6/8/11 10:27 P

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I'll second the recommendations on the Edgewood Farms honey, and the Rasband dairy. They both produce quality products that my family and I are very happy with.

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5/25/11 11:01 P

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You can go visit the Rasband cows doen in Lemitar. I really like the family. They LOVE their cows and really practice wise range management and animal husbandry.

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5/25/11 1:00 A

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Thanks for the info about the milk. I've always liked it, and will now buy it again.:)
I love supporting local whenever possible. I don't like the milk in the cardboard cartons at Costco which is organic. It has an after taste.
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5/18/11 10:15 P

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Rasband is not USDA Certified Organic. Like a lot of local farmers, the family doesn't have the cash to get the certification or pay the annual fees. But they do practice organic methods. The main reason tehy are not organic is pccassionally they get a non organic load of feed. To me, teh big thing is that they are hormone-free. An dthey are a several generation local farm.

Here is an article on Rasband. www.santafe.com/articles/got-milk-wh
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5/18/11 7:04 P

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I don't see the word organic on the label anywhere, so maybe not, but I am sure you could call the dairy to find out. It is really yummy milk though. Thanks for the tips on the honey - I will certainly try it!

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5/18/11 1:24 A

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Hi. Is Razban milk organic, or do they have one? I've been buying Trader Joe's for the most part, but would rather buy local dairy. Sorry if my spelling isn't correct. I use a screen reader which speaks what it detects on the page, as I can't see it.
If anyone lives in the east mountain area, Edgewood Farms honey is great, and the folks are super!
I'd love to go to the Saturday farmers' markets in summer/fall, but I'm nowhere near, and my husband doesn't like to go. He won't give me the car keys for some reason! (I can't pass the driver's eye test. LOL)
So, I make do with Sunflower, as it's very close to me.
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5/15/11 9:58 P

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Thanks. Good to know what to look for when I go there.

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5/14/11 10:58 P

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I like the local brand Dr. Moses. It's from ABQ's North Valley and includes honey, royal jelly and bee pollen in the line. All the Dr Moses items are aviailable at La Monanita.

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5/14/11 7:28 P

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Thanks for the info. I've got really bad allergies and would like to try eating some local honey to see if it will help me with them. I'll have to make a trip to La Montanita soon.

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5/13/11 10:28 P

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I get my local (North Valley) honey at La Monatnita. I have never looked for it at Sunflower.
You can also get local honey at most of the farmers markets. And sometime in the late fall tehy sell the honey from the ABQ Open Space hives at the Open Space Visitor Center.

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5/13/11 8:48 P

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Can we buy local honey at La Monanita or Sunflower? Or is there a certain place we have to go to in order to find it?

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5/11/11 8:20 A

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be sure to get that local honey. the pollen here is really crazy!

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La Mantanita does the best job of sourcing all their foods. And labeling the organics versus non-conventional. they also have a great selection of local breads and processed foods.

For meat, we like Kellars.

Rasband is found in most of the stores locally - La Montanita, Sunflower, Whole Foods.

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I know Sunflower carries a local dairy - Rasband Dairy. I really love the milk. I wish I were one of those people who went out of my way to buy local all the time, but I don't really go to Sunflower too often. I guess I will put that on my list of good intentions for the future. Sunflower does have great produce.

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Unfortunately I don't live near any of the farmer's markets that are in Alb - so I do a lot of my produce shopping at Sunflower Market

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Where are your favorite places to get locally grown / produced food? I know we live in a desert, but I would like to buy as much locally as possible.

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