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Announcing the Hacienda Spa

hacienda courtyard

Hacienda Spa at Los Poblanos

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Hacienda Spa on July 1. Inspired by a tile design by John Gaw Meem that reads Dedicada a La Vida Generosa, we are overjoyed to further enrich our unique brand of well-being, the "Generous Life." Surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, our guests have craved spa experiences on our property for years. The Hacienda Spa offers a new way for visitors and locals alike to relax and connect with well-being at Los Poblanos.

Posted: 14 Jun, 2021 Filed Under: Events, History & Preservation, Farm Life

What’s Happening this Season on the Farm

ancient field irrigation

As summer arrives, all the previous season's preparations culminate in a flurry of activity across the property. From preparing the fields and turning in cover crops to laying out rows in the fields for planting and laying drip tape for effective watering, our dedicated farmers have been preparing for the arrival of our favorite season. There's no doubt our beloved lavender fields get most of the attention as the plants begin to flower, but the farm is busy tending to even more than lavender. We're excited to share what else is going on during this special time of year.

Posted: 22 May, 2021 Filed Under: Rio Grande Valley Cuisine, History & Preservation, Farm Life

Celebrating San Ysidro Day

San Ysidro mural by Paul hurd

Today marks the feast day of San Ysidro, the patron saint of farmers, gardeners and laborers. An important figure around the farm, his remarkable story has been told for centuries. Ysidro and his wife, Maria, were poor farm laborers who went to mass every morning before going to work. Yet despite the hours of lost labor, the fields and plants were as well cared for as those of other laborers. When other farm workers became envious and told the landowner, it was discovered that while Ysidro and Maria were praying at mass, an angel was plowing their fields for them. 

Posted: 15 May, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

In Memory of Dr. Armin Rembe

dr. Armin Rembe

Dr. Armin Rembe - Doctor, Collector, Farmer, Preservationist, Master Beekeeper and beloved patriarch of the Rembe family, died peacefully at age 86 on Sunday, April 25, surrounded by his loving family at their home, the historic Los Poblanos Ranch.

Posted: 2 May, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

What Regenerative Farming Means at Los Poblanos

tractor dumping dirt

Here at Los Poblanos, we are proud to practice regenerative agriculture. Not only do we grow crops without chemicals, we also take action to give back to the land so that we leave the earth better than we found it. Our dedicated farm team works hard to incorporate five healthy soil principles in our daily practices, aiming to set in motion a cycle of healthier soil, healthier plants, healthier people and healthier ecosystems.

Posted: 22 Apr, 2021 Filed Under: History & Preservation, Farm Life

Garden Season at Los Poblanos

lush green garden

As we transition from celebrating Women's History Month to Garden Season, there are two remarkable women - from past and present - who perfectly represent the overlap between these two themes.

Posted: 15 Apr, 2021 Filed Under: History & Preservation, Farm Life

Continuing our Celebration of the Women of Los Poblanos

handmade pillowcases

We continue looking around the property to celebrate more of the talented, dedicated women here at Los Poblanos. If you've stayed with us, there's no doubt you've engaged with this wonderful team, from a warm welcome at check in to a crisply made bed.

Posted: 12 Mar, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

Los Poblanos Celebrates Women of the Farm

lp greenhouse

Today, we continue looking around the property to celebrate more of the talented, dedicated women here at Los Poblanos. Our farm team is fortunate to have several amazing women in key roles to help create a functional and beautiful environment that's enjoyed by our staff and guests alike.

Posted: 9 Mar, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

Women’s History Month at Los Poblanos

black and white photo of hacienda entrance

Over the past 100 years, a series of remarkable women have left an indelible mark on our historic property. This Women's History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible women who have shaped Los Poblanos into what it is today. All month long, we'll be showcasing their work and impact through storytelling and guided property tours. In the Farm Shop, you can find several books about or written by many important women of Los Poblanos, as well as incredible work by many talented women artisans.

Posted: 2 Mar, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation

A Los Poblanos love story

black and white photo of Albert Simms and Ruth McCormick

This Los Poblanos love story begins in the most unusual of places, far from our farm in the Rio Grande Valley, in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol. As the 71st Congress was being called into session in March of 1929, two freshman members in the House of Representatives met for the first time: Albert Gallatin Simms of New Mexico and Ruth Hanna McCormick of Illinois. 

Posted: 14 Feb, 2021 Filed Under: People of LP, History & Preservation