With the holiday season right around the corner, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is the place to be on Nov. 19-20. HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market is a great opportunity to sample and shop for New Mexico’s award-winning food products.
The eighth-annual HomeGrown event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event each day will receive a free burlap shopping bag. Cash is encouraged for admission.
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture partners with the Museum each year to co-host the show and will offer food demonstrations.
Attendees can expect about 50 vendors, the majority representing a variety of food and beverage companies from around the state and all of which are New Mexico “Taste the Tradition®” and “Grown with Tradition®” members. Each booth will offer locally produced products, such as award-winning salsas, nuts, sauces, and wine, for attendees to sample and purchase. The show also features crafts made from agriculture resources and hand-made art.
“The Farm & Ranch staff is excited to invite everyone to our signature event, HomeGrown, featuring the New Mexico-based products of our talented community,” said Farm & Ranch Museum Executive Director Heather Reed. “In collaboration with our partners at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, we’re able to showcase the hard work that makes our state unique.”
“The HomeGrown event has become a premier showcase for New Mexico-grown food, beverage and craft products that make our state special,” said New Mexico Agriculture Secretary Jeff Witte. “Everyone loves what New Mexico has to offer, and these products make perfect holiday gifts. This event continues to grow because of the unique New Mexico products and the demand from consumers throughout the region. I invite you to come and ‘Taste the Tradition,’ enjoy the variety of locally made products and kick off the holiday season at the 2022 HomeGrown event!”
Attendees also are invited to tour the Museum and enjoy the exhibits at no extra cost. The Museum is located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The 47-acre facility tells the story of 4,000 years of growing food in New Mexico through a variety of exhibits and demonstrations.