Farm & Ranch event showcases New Mexico foods


In partnership with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA), the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum (NMFRHM), 4100 Dripping Springs Road, will host the ninth annual “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

Admission is $10 per vehicle.

The first 100 vehicles at the event will receive a free burlap shopping bag.

NMDA’s food demonstration trailer will be at the event and NMDA’s Taste the Tradition chef ambassadors Jordan Isaacson and Jon Young will conduct cooking demonstrations each day, NMFRHM said in a news release.

The event will include about 60 vendors, with the majority representing food and beverage companies from around the state, many of which are NMDA’s “Taste the Tradition” and “Grown with Tradition” members, the museum said.

“Each booth will offer locally produced products, such as award-winning salsas, nuts, sauces and wine, for attendees to sample and purchase,” the news release said.

The show also features crafts, art and hand-made products, including Native American pottery and jewelry from northern and central New Mexico.

Participating vendors are expected to include Phil’s Gourmet Sauces of Albuquerque, J.P.M.’s Salsa and Legacy Pecans of Las Cruces, Old Barrel Tea Company of Mesilla, meats from Jinglebob Land & Cattle Company of Anthony, N.M., JAL Farms of Fort Sumner and Nichols Ranch and Orchard of La Luz,. There will also be a select group of New Mexico wineries offering samples, as well as glass and bottle sales, the museum said.

Doña Ana County 4-H members will sell decorated mini-Christmas trees and wreaths at the event.

“The HomeGrown event has become a premier showcase for New Mexico-grown food, beverage, and craft products that make our state special,” said New Mexico Agriculture Sec. Jeff Witte. “This event is a source of New Mexico products that has come to define the spirit of the holiday season across the state and region. It clearly reflects people’s love for locally made products and successfully meets consumer demand year after year. I invite you to come ‘Taste the Tradition,’ enjoy the variety of New Mexico products and kick off the holiday season at the 2023 HomeGrown event!”

“The Farm and Ranch (Museum) staff is excited to invite everyone to our signature event, HomeGrown, featuring New Mexico-based products from our talented community,” said NMFRHM Executive Director Heather Reed. “In collaboration with our partners at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, we’re able to showcase the hard work that makes our state unique.”

For more information, call the museum at 575-522-4100. Visit