The food show showcasing New Mexico produce is this weekend at Farm and Ranch
LAS CRUCES – The HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market offers the opportunity to taste and purchase award-winning New Mexico food items.
The seventh HomeGrown event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Admission is $ 5 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event will receive a free burlap grocery bag each day. Cash is encouraged for admission, while pre-event tickets can be purchased by credit card online at www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will once again partner with the museum to co-host the show.
Attendees can expect around 35 vendors, the majority representing a variety of food companies from across the state and all of whom are New Mexico members of Taste the Tradition and Grown with Tradition. Each booth will feature local produce, such as award-winning salsas, pecans, baked goods and sauces, for attendees to taste and purchase. The show also features handicrafts made from agricultural resources, such as wool, handmade art, and health products.
The event will feature the NMDA Food Demonstration Trailer with chefs demonstrating various recipes using produce that will be available for sale by vendors.
“The holiday season is a great time to showcase New Mexico food, drink and crafts,” New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte said. “With the return of HomeGrown this year, everyone has the opportunity to support local businesses. New Mexico food and crafts make perfect holiday gifts and snacks to share with family and friends. Our growers take pride in what they grow, and there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than with locally grown produce. “
NMDA is also promoting its “Elevate New Mexico Agriculture $ 5 at a Time” campaign. It aims to inspire every household in New Mexico to spend $ 5, or increase their spending by at least $ 5 per week, on New Mexico farm products year round.
Participants are also welcome to visit the museum and enjoy the exhibits at no additional cost. The museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The 47-acre facility tells the story of 4,000 years of food culture in New Mexico through a variety of exhibits and demonstrations.
For more information, call 575-522-4100 or log on to www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
This article originally appeared on Las Cruces Sun-News: The HomeGrown Food Show is This Weekend at Farm and Ranch