If buying local is important to you as a New Mexican during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'd like to share a couple of items with you. First, Farm to Table, based in Santa Fe, provided these recipes made with local ingredients for Thanksgiving side dishes
- Local Brussels's Sprouts with Walnuts & Fennel
- Baked Local Pumpkin Slices
- Candied local Sweet Potatoes
- Local Wild Greens Salad
- Local Apple Almond Upside-Down Cake
Farm to Table also provides sources for New Mexico-Raised Turkeys in the Santa Fe area. Some of these locations have run out of birds, but others might still have them. In any case, you might want to save this list for future years or for Christmas.
- Pollo Real: Offered turkeys at their booth at the Santa Fe Farmers market on Saturday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 20.
- Gallina Del Sol: They're already sold out of turkeys, but still have pheasant! Also, order now for your Christmas Goose! (505) 610-8326.
- La Montanita Coop: They're selling Embudo Valley Organics' turkeys! Order by phone (505) 984-2852- ask for meat department, or in person at 913 West Alameda, Santa Fe.
- Talus Wind Ranch: They've got only a few turkeys left, so call soon! Also, order now for your holiday turkey or lamb products! (575) 694-0085 or (505) 982-7782.
Jubilee - A Holiday Celebration of Local Food
I would also like to share is a special event put together by Delicious New Mexico, Edible Santa Fe, and the Mixing Bowl Commercial Kitchen, entitled Jubilee - A Holiday Celebration of Local Food. The event-- which will feature local artisan foods and live music--will be held at the South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC) in Albuquerque on Friday, Dec. 7, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event will also mark the grand opening of the SVEDC's La Tiendita store and the first ever Edible Santa Fe Local Heroes Awards Ceremony.
Delicious New Mexico has been at the forefront of promoting local foods in New Mexico. Read more in The Santa Fe Reporter
Here is more information:
We will celebrate the hard working community of food artisans at the Mixing Bowl Commercial Kitchen. Offering samples of their wares and sensational holiday gifts will be Dolores' New Mexico Chili Products, New Mexico Pie Company, Heidi's Raspberry Jam, Tio Franks, Choco Canyon Chocolates, Urban Orchards, Valley Gurlz Goodz, What the Fudge, Nin's Nutz, Agri-Cultura Network, Salsa La Luz, Chispa Brillante and many others.
Delicious New Mexico will also be celebrating the grand opening of its Tiendita. The Tiendita, managed by Dolores Martinez of Dolores’ Salsa, will showcase Delicious New Mexico producers offering a broad range of high quality local artisanal foods. Gift baskets suggestions are Dolores’ Salsas; red or green, seasoned tostada chips, carne adovada and green chili mix or jams, jelly, granola, chocolates, pies, specialty sauces, mustards, honey, bischochitos, and much more.
The Tiendita will officially open its doors on Friday during Jubilee. A holiday market will be held on December 8 and 9, 2012 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Order your holiday gift baskets filled with products from the SVEDC “The Mixing Bowl” and Delicious New Mexico food vendors. Facebook Page