This book delivers a tour of New Mexico agriculture, from farms and fields to farmers markets, featuring the products of the land and culture. The story begins with the earliest Indian farmers who grew corn, beans, and squash, then moves to the history of Spanish colonial farmers and other settlers. Next, the topics switch to crops grown today, fruits, vegetables, and market displays. Water, a scarce and essential resource, has a chapter. Other topics include community farms, food festivals, organic production, livestock, and sustainability. The book will appeal to all lovers of fresh foods and farmlands. Children and parents, students and teachers, gardeners, cooks, cowboys, travelers, and New Mexicans everywhere will gain a new appreciation of this wonderful landscape. More than 200 color photographs from around New Mexico.
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