Local Food Festival and Field Day: October 14

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Food, General, Kids

The Local Food Festival and Field Day at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a celebration of Albuquerque history, culture and farming.  It’s true to its name, with family fun including free food tastings from Albuquerque chefs, gardening and food preservation workshops, kids activities, tours, live music, and even a homemade pie contest!

The 2012 Local Food Festival and Field Day is held this Sunday October 14  from 11 am to 4 pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House and Demonstration Farm.  The organizer told me that in previous years around 3,000 people went, so it should be lively down on the farm!

Admission is free to all, and celebrations at the fifth annual Local Food Festival and Field Day include:

  • Free food samples from Albuquerque chefs and chef demonstations in conjuction with Edible Santa Fe.
  • Free tours of the historic Historic Hubbell House and farm, and walk the nature trail.
  • Free workshops and talks on food preservation, making bread, gardening and urban farming, and beekeeping, plus a seed exchange table and a draught horse plowing demonstration.
  • Kids’ activities include a climbing wall, face painting, petting zoo, kids’ sack races and seed spitting contests.
  • Storytellings and readings, including Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy reading his Centennial poem at 1 pm.
  • Free film screenings.
  • Live music by Los Jarañeros del Valle and Mala Mana.

If you want to enter the home cook pie contest sponsored by Edible magazine, admission is free and there are prizes to be won! The emphasis is on local pies featuring at least one New Mexico ingredient, such as fruit, pecans, or pumpkin. You have to register online for the Edible Pie Contest by 5 pm on October 12, then take your pie to the Local Food Festival on Sunday.

The Local Food Festival and Field Day is held at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, 3 miles south of Rio Bravo.



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