Farmers in the Schools

Local farmers share their knowledge and passion about growing and eating locally grown fruits and vegetables through the Cooking with Kids Farmers in the Schools program. Farmers bring their freshly-harvested produce – tomatoes on the vine, squash blossoms, or the branches of an apricot tree. They may demonstrate how to cook their vegetables and fruits, or explain how root vegetables grow. Participating farmers really get kids interested in where their food comes from!


Locally Grown Produce in the Classroom

Cooking with Kids purchases locally grown produce for fruit and vegetable tastings and cooking classes whenever possible. Cooking with Kids supports Farm to School efforts by purchasing fresh, locally grown apples, cabbage, carrots, grapes, melons, pea shoots, potatoes, salad greens, spinach, sunflower sprouts, and tomatoes. This provides students with fresh, delicious foods and supports family farms, the local economy, and sustainable agriculture practices.

Participating Farmers

Rosa Alcantar, Rocio’s Produce
Lisa Anderson, Malandro Farm
Christopher Bassett and Taylor Dale, Freshies of New Mexico
Don Bustos and Nery Martinez, Santa Cruz Farms
Kathy & Jose Cordova, Valencia Flour Mill (using wheat grown by Navajo Agricultural Products Industry Farming near Farmington, NM)
Mary Dixon, Green Tractor Farm
Brett Ellison, Jubilee Farm
Alexis Elton and Brett Ellison, Gemini Farm
Danny Farrar, Rancho la Jolla Farm
David and Loretta Fresquez, Monte Vista Organic Farm
Jesus Guzman and Kate Ross-Mason, Jesus Guzman Produce
Susan Higgins, Sungreen Living Foods
Steven Jaramillo, San Pedro
Trinidad Mendez, Mendez Produce
Poki Piottin and Dominique Pozo, Gaia Gardens
Matt Romero, Romero Farms
Aaron & Elan Silverblatt-Buser, Silver Leaf Farms
Levi and Angelina Valdez, Rancho Llam