FARM AND TABLE serves up great locally grown and produced foods (some grown right behind the restaurant) in a beautiful indoor/outdoor restaurant hand crafted from local adobe, natural clay paints, and recycled materials. Located in Albuquerque's North Valley, with over 300 days of sunshine, irrigation from the Rio Grande, and rich soil, farmers and artisans are turning more and more to growing fresh produce, raising happy animals, making delectable cheeses, cultivating pure honey, creating acclaimed wines, brewing great beer, and serving it up in great style.
I had the pleasure of tasting some of the food harvested that day, cooked to perfection and served in the most beautiful of restaurants. By chance the owner, Cherie Austin, and her husband Joseph and daughter were there that evening welcoming and chatting with guests so I got the history and grand tour of the restaurant, farm and community. You could immediately see the importance of community, among the guests, the farm, restaurant staff and especially the owners. Here is a sampling of the community offerings at the farm celebrating the recent solstice:
7am-8am: Yoga in the Field
Grab your mat and start your day with yoga led by Marisol Brito.
8am -9am: Field Blessing & Community Harvest Aimee of Sol Harvest will lead a field blessing after our yoga class. Then stay to join Farmer Ric for a community vegetable harvest. Take home some of the fruits (or veggies) of your labor.
6/7/8 pm: Field Walks w/ Farmer Ric
Walk the rows with Farmer Ric. Learn more about his passion for growing local and ask questions about growing your own. Expect a lovely sunset to close out the night.
I imagine there are lovely sunsets most evenings here. This is sustainable and local at its yummy, nourishing and inspirational best - what a treat!