Water is the most precious resource we have, and without thoughtful consideration, the importance of this treasured life source can be overlooked. With our extensive farming initiatives here at Los Poblanos, it could be very easy to use more water than necessary. However, stewardship is one of our foundational core values and we actively work to use water in careful, strategic ways.
The Pueblo Peoples of the southwest had created acequia systems to irrigate their dryland farming long before the Spaniards arrived with the systems that for them originated in the Middle East. Drawing water from the Rio Grande, acequias are still at work in New Mexico today. Just like natural rivers and streams, they create agroecosystems that promote soil conservation and the creation of healthy soil, while also forming wildlife habitats. These gravity-flow ditches are maintained by the community under an elected official called the mayordomo.
Join us each Saturday in October to soak up the glorious fall weather and check out our new Rio Grande Valley Rescue Squad truck. It will be stocked with artisan drinks from 11am until 4pm, and live music will be playing from 12pm to 2pm.
Spice Up Your Favorite Dishes
As the weather is cooling off, it's time to heat things up with our amazing Los Poblanos Hot Sauce. A favorite of our guests and employees, you will find the Los Poblanos Hot Sauce in every office and on every table around the farm. Hand-crafted by the Campo culinary team using organic hot peppers grown on the farm, this small-batch hot sauce is as good as it gets.
Over the past few years, we have seen the love for our Lavender Peppermint Cleansing Shampoo, Conditioning Créme and Lip Balm grow. Knowing you've loved this scent combination, we are thrilled to announce we've grown our all-natural Lavender Peppermint collection to now include Body Wash and Lotion. Lavender is historically known for its naturally occurring antiseptic and healing properties while peppermint is known to uplift and cool.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and we can't wait to spend it with you. Whether you're celebrating the holidays with us or seeking respite from a busy season, the farm is just the place to be this November and December. With crackling fireplaces, festive decor and acres of farmland to wander, a visit will prove both merry and serene. Join us at Campo for Día de los Muertos on Tuesday, November 2 and enjoy dinner specials in addition to the regular menu after you peruse our elaborate ofrenda. Take time to slow down and reconnect with loved ones with a stay this Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Inn and enjoy exclusive Campo access and incredible special menus on the day of the holiday. This season, to express gratitude for the dedication and long hours our staff has worked through the pandemic, we will be limiting our hours at Campo and the Hacienda Spa on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and will be offering reservations to our lodging guests only.
We are thrilled to introduce the Dr. Armin Rembe Lecture Series at La Quinta, occurring monthly beginning on October 20. Named in honor of Dr. Rembe, who passed away this spring, and inspired by his love of Los Poblanos, his curiosity, intelligence and community relations, this series aims to celebrate his legacy by promoting stimulating conversations rooted in the core values and mission of Los Poblanos. The lecture series is also a nod to the rich history of La Quinta Cultural Center of the 1930s and 1940s, when the Simms family held lectures and events that promoted the arts.
Luxurious Hydration at home or on the go
With summer coming to a close and a new season approaching, our skin can feel dry, tight and dehydrated. Our Lavender Lotion is the perfect solution to bring your skin back to life.
Beekeeping is an act of hope. There are so many variables to consider when caring for beehives. Access to clean water, sources of nectar and pollen from plants that bloom from spring to fall are all essential for a healthy bee. The added uncertainty of colony collapse, varroa mites and the diseases they might introduce, swarming and abscondment, pesticide exposure and the uncertainties of extreme climate fluctuation are challenges all beekeepers face. And yet we persist. We are fascinated by bee behavior and relationships, and understand the crucial role bees play in keeping plants and thereby humans alive.
Brunch at Campo always proves delicious, and the current menu is undeniably a treat. From the return of our mouthwatering Blue Corn Pancakes, paired with seasonal fruit and a decadent chocolate ganache, to the savory Brisket & Eggs with underground corn and a house-made barbecue sauce, our inventive breakfast favorites always delight. The Local Grains & Vegetable Salad is a beautiful medley of flavors that represent our state's agricultural bounty, with stunning, fresh ingredients harvested from our own farm and local agricultural partners.
Growing Herbs at Los Poblanos
Herbs. Just the word conjures up delightful associations of fragrance and flavor. With multiple uses across the culinary, beverage and wellness spectrum, a single herb or a blend of multiple essences can really make an experience sing. As we diversify and expand the ways herbs are incorporated in the kitchen, bar and spa, our farm team is increasing the quantity and variety of herbs grown around the farm. Thoughtful conversations between chefs, mixologists and estheticians allow creativity to begin in the farm fields and manifest in the many experiences available here at Los Poblanos. Each herb's potential is being explored and expanded.