It’s warming up finally!
Almost Summertime when the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and seeds are in the ground! Some have already sprouted. To celebrate the growing season in the Land of Enchantment, Local Flavor have pulled out all the stops with their June outing!
Cullen Curtiss (the magazine’s lovely Editor), writes in her introduction to this month’s issue: “Thank you to the farmers, the sowers of our sustenance–you take the risks and we thrive on the bounty of your endeavors.”
MALANDRO FARM, the Second Generation. Writer Lynn Cline and photographer Doug Merriam capture life on Malandro farm, whose steward family of five just earned the Organic Young Farmer Award from the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference.
VIDA VERDE FARM. Many extraordinary restaurants in Northern New Mexico lean on this former New Yorker (Sean Matlick) for his green thumb. (Story by Emily Beenan; photos by Joy Godfrey)
ON THE LINE. “I bring all the great chefs I’ve worked with to each plate,” says Rony Gutierez, Chef de Cuisine at Dinner for Two. Read about his poignant rise. (Story by Mark C. Johnson; photos by Stephen Lang)
HALF-CENTURY THOUGHTS AT EL BOSQUE GARLIC FARM. Writer Stanley Crawford takes a good look back at his life on El Bosque Garlic Farm in Embudo. “I keep the farm going, but the farm also keeps me going.” (Photos by Gabriella Marks)
ROSEMARY. Plant-forward and sought by a discerning palate, Albuquerque’s Rosemary is growing deeper into its mission. (Story by Ashley M. Biggers; photos by Liz Lopez)
UNCORK NEW MEXICO WINE COUNTRY.Executive Director of New Mexico Wines, Chris Goblet, takes you on a journey along NM’s Highway 28 to 4 wineries you ought to visit this summer. Viva Vino!!
THE BIG RIDE COMES TO SANTA FE. Bienvenidos to the internationally acclaimed GFNY (Gran Fondo New York), a challenging, timed cycling competition that can now boast two American cities on its roster. The bicyclists ride on the weekend of June 22-23.
ON THE ROAD. Author of Exploring New Mexico, Sharon Niederman is back this month with more road trip recommendations for your summer adventures, including the Starlight Concert Series at the Black Range Lodge Bed & Breakfast.
STILL HUNGRY. You can still expect farm-to-table excellence when you hire a caterer for your summer fiesta. Highlighted are three regional caterers, who’ve each shared a farm-fresh recipe to show you their chops. Thanks Dig & Serve, Brigita’s Kitchen, and The Acre Restaurant!
TOP TIX. What would we do without Top Tix columnist Stephanie Hainsfurther’s tips on the hottest performing arts tix in town, including The Cookers at the Outpost?
ART BEAT. Writer Mia Rose Poris’ picks for your June gallery-hopping, including the exhibition of Niki Boon’s photography at Obscura Gallery.
CHEF’S BUZZ. Lynn Cline, author of The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes & Tales from New Mexico gives you some scoop on the hospitality industry ’round Northern NM, including some hot news about Cristian Pontiggia’s new restaurant, Sassella
All images thanks to Local Flavor