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Rancho de Santa Fe, Velarde Orchards and Fruit Basket

Rancho de Santa Fe, Velarde Orchards and Fruit Basket
Rancho de Santa Fe, Velarde Orchards and Fruit Basket

Location
1472 Highway 68,
Velarde, NM 87582

Contact
Eddie Velarde
ranchodesantafe3@yahoo.com
(505) 852-2310

Type
Farm

Land Area
40 acres

Features

  • Extended Season
  • Educational Program/Farm Tours
  • GAP Certified (Good Agricultural Practices)
  • Heirloom seed/seed saving
  • Liability insurance
  • Non-GMO
  • OMRI (Organic Material Revue Institute)
  • On Site Farm Stand
  • Organic Certified
  • Pollinator friendly
  • Water Conservation

What We Produce

  • Apples
  • Chile
  • Other
  • Peaches
About

Rancho de Santa Fe, Velarde Orchards, and the Fruit Basket has a long history of growing food. Since 1598, we have grown quality food. We are committed to keeping farming a viable way to make a living and continue our legacy of keeping our farming lands from housing development. We grow food to help people eat quality food from small farming operations.

What We Do With Our Products

Sell it, donate it, eat it, preserve it, and share it.

Where to Find Our Products

Road Side Fruit Stand in Velarde, 1413 Highway 68, Velarde, NM Farm Farmer's Markets, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Squash Blossom, Beneficial, Mo Grow, Different Farm stands located throughout the state that we sell our produce to.

Resources We Need

Wholesale, CSA, Distribution, Promotion of local products, Advertisement, website development

Additional Info

Our family farm has supported and kept alive the tradition of growing prime chile and fruit for many generations. New Mexico used to be considered one of the states selling large amounts of apples and chile. We want to continue maintaining that tradition. We want agricultural land in agriculture. We want to save our traditions, acequias and farmland. We maintain heritage fruit trees and want to continue that tradition. We want to provide school children with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.

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