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Experience hosted by Nina

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet out at the farm and tour the property. Guests will learn about everything from our traditional acequia irrigation, to each crop in the field. We'll discuss the different seasons of vegetable growing, the unique high desert climate, and how we make a living as small-scale farmers. We will spend just a half hour doing light farm work such as weeding, mulching, or trellising, depending on the needs of that given day, just to give visitors an idea of how it all works and make sure everyone gets their hands a little dirty! It's scientifically proven that dirt = happiness :) We'll wrap up by harvesting a little snack out of the field and relaxing together in the shade.
Other things to note
The sun will be powerful, the terrain uneven, and the visit active. This experience is for adventurous, able-bodied individuals who look forward to getting their hands dirty and breaking a sweat.
We'll meet out at the farm and tour the property. Guests will learn about everything from our traditional acequia irrigation, to each crop in the field. We'll discuss the different seasons of vegetable growing, the unique high desert climate, and how we make a living as small-scale farmers. We will spend just a half hour doing light farm work such as weeding, mulching, or trellising, depending on the needs of that given day, just to give visitor…

Nina's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Nina

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Hi, I'm Nina! I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. My favorite memories from being a little girl include helping my mom in her veggie garden, climbing into the back of the melon guy's truck at the farmers' market to choose a melon, and the smell of roasting green chile in the air every autumn. I've dedicated my adult life to food, farming, and preserving the agricultural heritage that feeds my beloved community. My partner and I have a farm in Pojoaque, NM - a short 20 minute drive north of Santa Fe. We invite you to visit the farm and learn about the unique agriCULTURE of New Mexico.
Hi, I'm Nina! I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. My favorite memories from being a little girl include helping my mom in her veggie garden, climbing into the back of the melon guy's truck at the farmers' market to choose a melon, and the smell of roasting green chile in the air every autumn. I've dedicated my adult life to food, farming, and preserving the agricultural heritage that feeds my beloved community. My partner and I have a farm in Pojoaque, NM - a short 20 minute drive north of Sa…
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Where you'll be

You are invited to our private, working farm, 20 minutes north of Santa Fe. We grow organic vegetables on 3 acres with traditional acequia irrigation. We are passionate about biodiversity, heirloom varieties, and regenerative agriculture. You will get a taste of what small scale organic farming is like in the desert southwest.
Adria
June 2019
My review ended up being too long so I decided to comeback to the beginning and just say that Nina and Matt were just wonderful and if I come back to Santa Fe I would do this tour again with the rest of my family. And now for my review ...... I've always been a lover of a good farmers market and I buy local when I can, but I have never had an opportunity to actually spend time on a small local working farm. This was an AMAZING experience. First of all I have been to Santa Fe many times but I have never been outside of Santa Fe. Just the drive to the farm was amazing. The views and the big clouds and the rural communities were amazing. There was a really old cemetery on the Pueblo that was so interesting. As lovely as the drive was, ( I think about 25 minutes) the farm was even better. Nina was at the gate waiting for us and we started the tour above the actual farm. This was really cool because we were able to see the irrigation pond and begin to understand a little bit about the water rights and how the water moves through he valley and then to the crops. I had no idea. Nina walked us down to the crops - it's hard to imagine that these beautiful beds of lettuce were just nothing a few years ago. Matt is Nina's partner and the head farmer, he stopped to talk to us about what was growing and about the rotation of the crops. He was harvesting broccoli and explaining why it's so hard for them to grow in New Mexico. He also picked some Gailan for me to taste, and it was amazing. My new favorite Asian green. They were preparing for the Farmers Market so he had to stay pretty busy. Nina walked us through all the different beds, picked carrots for us, and really described what farming in New Mexico entails. She is so knowledgable and lovely and passionate about local food and she really inspired me to know more about my local farmers. From the carrots we went to the pop corn fields. Matt said they were about 3 weeks old and it was time to thin the rows. We spent about 15 -20 minutes and thinned the little baby corn plants, this was done they wouldn't be over crowded and could grow big and strong.
My review ended up being too long so I decided to comeback to the beginning and just say that Nina and Matt were just wonderful and if I come back to Santa Fe I would do this tour…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water Bottle

Appropriate clothes and shoes for being in the hot sun and getting dirty