90 Years of Blooms: The Rose Greely Garden

Rose Greely Garden

Amid the bright blooms of late spring, we reflect on the 90 years of history preserved in the prolific gardens of Los Poblanos.

Posted: 9 May, 2024 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation, Farm Life

Spring Farm Update: Seeding, weeding and swimming in posies 

Spring flowers blooming in the hoop house

Watching the gardens come to life each spring is a delight, but the season can be a challenging one in New Mexico. As our Farm Manager Judy puts it, “summer during the day, winter at night.” These extreme temperature fluctuations can be hard on tender plants. Even native varieties, like our asparagus, were freezing overnight and turning to mush this year.  

Posted: 9 May, 2024 Filed Under: Farm Life

90 Years of Los Poblanos: The Lord & Burnham Greenhouse

A group of workmen posing for a photo in front of a Lord & Burnham greenhouse that they built

Ninety years ago, Los Poblanos was a model experimental farm and the original headquarters of the 800-acre ranch owned by congress members Albert Simms and Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms. Home to the original Creamland Dairies, it boasted one of the finest purebred herds of Guernsey and Holstein cows in the Southwest. Sugar beets, alfalfa, oats, corn and barley were all grown on the property and purebred rams were raised with the intention of helping sheep herders of the state improve their flocks. In 1934, a Lord & Burnham greenhouse was constructed and utilized by Ruth, an active garden club member who experimented with growing new varieties of roses and chrysanthemums to sell commercially. 

Posted: 20 Feb, 2024 Filed Under: All Things Lavender, History & Preservation, Farm Life

A season to harvest, plan, and keep on planting

Fall on the farm at Los Poblanos

September is an exciting time of year on the farm as the variety and yields of the fields increase and summer vegetables and herbs reach their peak. Our team is busy clearing out fields, tilling and seeding with cover crops and a few overwintering vegetables. Each year we develop field rotation plans to determine what should be planted where, and which fields need a season off or with cover crops. 

Posted: 13 Sep, 2023 Filed Under: Farm Life

Farm Journal: As winter comes to a close

Farm favorites Mouse the cat and JD the peacock.Farm favorites Mouse the cat and JD the peacock.

Winter at Los Poblanos is a quiet, peaceful time of respite for our farm and grounds team. But as the days start to lengthen, the soil warms up and preparations for the growing season begin. Tilling, pruning, fertilizing and propagation are routine this time of year as we anticipate the arrival of spring.

Posted: 21 Feb, 2023 Filed Under: Farm Life

Winter at the Hacienda Spa

spa massage table

As we settle into winter, our daily routines adapt to the daylight hours and we shift our self-care and skincare routines to align with the season. Whether you are searching for the perfect last-minute gift, planning your recovery from a busy holiday season or looking forward to a reset for the new year, the Hacienda Spa awaits. View our treatment menu, seasonal specials and wellness offerings to plan the ultimate luxurious experience.

Posted: 21 Dec, 2022 Filed Under: Events, Farm Life

Spend Winter on the Farm

winter driveway photo credit caitlyn ottinger

From the first breath of crisp high desert air to the scent of piñon in the fireplaces, winter at Los Poblanos is nothing short of magical. Our restorative spa treatments, seasonal Rio Grande Valley Cuisine and 25 acres to explore make it easy to immerse yourself on the farm without ever turning on your car. Wander through the Farm Shop and discover our artisan lavender and Farm Foods collections, sign up for yoga, tours, dining events and more on our calendar. Trust us, a one-night stay won't be long enough.

Photo credit Caitlyn Ottinger.

Posted: 17 Dec, 2022 Filed Under: Events, Farm Life

The newest addition to the Los Poblanos family

retail space of farm shop norte

We are excited to welcome you to Farm Shop Norte, just in time for the holiday season. One block north of the Santa Fe Plaza, Farm Shop Norte is housed in a renovated 1935 gas station and farm supply store. This one-of-a-kind environment is a destination for shopping Los Poblanos’ signature lavender products, botanical gin, and Farm Foods, alongside curated objects for the home, and New Mexico wine and spirits. Adjacent, Bar Norte is an intimate space to enjoy a cocktail made with Los Poblanos Botanical Spirits and enjoy a light tasting menu. 

Posted: 3 Dec, 2022 Filed Under: Events, Farm Life

From our family to yours, thank you

fall foliage in front of la quinta by Blue Rose Photography

Thank you to all who have joined us at the table this year, taken respite at the inn and spa, and visited our farm. We wouldn't be here without you. We are grateful for our incredible team's hard work and warm hospitality. And we give thanks to the generations of people who have farmed and preserved this special place in the Rio Grande Valley. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. 

Photography by Blue Rose Studio

Posted: 24 Nov, 2022 Filed Under: Farm Life

Reviving Heritage Grains in New Mexico

heritage grain bags displayed by Doug Merriam

Los Poblanos is proud to be working with the Southwest Grain Collaborative (SGC) to support a renewed grain infrastructure for New Mexico and revive traditional heirloom grains through regenerative organic farming. We are excited to offer a collection of heritage grains, now online and in our retail spaces.

Posted: 10 Nov, 2022 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, Recipes, Farm Life