Turning lemons into lemonade in the New Mexico desert
At Los Poblanos we dig deep, literally, as we turn the soil and plant seeds that will nurture us into the future. In their own words, here's a glimpse of what our farm team is up to.
We're thrilled to welcome Caroline Ballam, our new Pastry Chef, both to Los Poblanos and to New Mexico. She joins the award-winning Campo team with over a decade of professional baking and pastry experience working in renowned kitchens and luxury properties across the country.
While she's no new face to the farm, we are thrilled to announce Mona Purvis as our lovely Campo General Manager. After spending many seasons as Banquet Manager for our private events business, Mona's role grew this summer to oversee all front of house dining operations at Los Poblanos. If you've dined at Los Poblanos in the past few months, it's very likely you've spotted her buzzing around Campo and La Quinta and making sure everything is running smoothly.
With countless crops flourishing at this time of year, join us October 11 - 14 for the Autumn Harvest Retreat and immerse yourself in the abundance of fall on the Los Poblanos farm. You'll savor fruit, vegetables and herbs bursting with flavor, enjoy time with our talented farmers, explore the Southwest through regional wines and experience our award-winning Rio Grande Valley Cuisine with ingredients harvested from our own fields. The field-to-fork retreat sessions lead up to an elaborate matanza feast, thoughtfully and carefully prepared over several days by our dedicated culinary team.
With a mission dedicated to sustainability and historic preservation, we say Los Poblanos is "rooted in history, planting seeds for the future." Finding a way to create refill options for our product line has always been important to us, and we are thrilled to launch our refill program with our essential sanitizer collection. To minimize single-use plastic waste, keep our refill options on hand and keep clean no matter where the day takes you.
Get away for the ultimate summer staycation with a trip to the farm. Spend slow days exploring the property, playing lawn games and relaxing on the patio with an artisan cocktail. Bring along your little farmers, who will enjoy exploring the neighborhood on cruiser bicycles, making s'mores around the chiminea and building forts in the bunk rooms of our Family Suites. To reserve, simply call our reservations team at 505-344-9297. With plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the fresh air, Los Poblanos is a summer destination like no other.
A rich agricultural history
Our farm has been a site of rich agricultural activity since the very beginning. In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Poblanos was a model experimental farm that grew sugar beets, alfalfa, oats, corn and barley. The farm boasted one of the finest purebred herds of Guernsey and Holstein cows, and purebred rams were raised with the intention of helping sheep herders in the state improve their flocks. The historic greenhouse was used as a laboratory for growing new varieties of roses and chrysanthemums commercially.
Bienvenidos a Nuevo México, Kim!
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Kim Vollers and her wonderful family to New Mexico and into the Los Poblanos community. If you've been on the property since May 1st, you've likely seen her as she is constantly on the move and loves meeting guests. As our new Director of Hospitality Operations, Kim oversees lodging, guest services, dining operations, events, programming, grounds maintenance and facilities on our small-but-mighty 25 acre farm. It's a huge job and with over 25 years of hospitality experience, the majority of which was spent at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont, she is an ideal fit for Los Poblanos.
Keep 'em at bay
Los Poblanos has an all-natural answer to seasonal insects. Our Herbal Bug Repellent and beautiful new terracotta Candle both use a powerful essential oil blend including citronella, eucalyptus, cedarwood, lemongrass and our own home-grown, home-distilled lavender to create an effective and safe repellent for small insects.
With recent regulation updates, we are so grateful and excited to be reopening our gates. The farm just hasn't been the same without you here! We've taken great care to develop our Well-being Hospitality Model, with safety, health and comfort for our staff and guests as the highest priority as we slowly reopen. From sanitizer and hand washing stations to newly created services and amenities, we have thoughtfully reimagined the experience to ensure the well-being of everyone on property.