Producing diverse, LOCAL products for local and regional markets we believe is a key component that will help preserve and serve our community now and in the future. Working our precious land is one of the most rewarding jobs in existence. That is why we are offering our wonderful Taos community the opportunity to work on the farm for food shares. There is nothing like being a part of producing your own food and, better yet, picking your own food and cooking it for dinner that night. This is a wonderful opportunity for the taos citizens at The Taos Village Farm.
The health benefit of eating local, fresh food is another big consideration in the minds of Taos Village Farm team. We strongly believe that a contributing factor to our nation’s health crisis is the food we eat. The healing benefits of eating local, fresh vegetables are beyond description and anyone on this road knows the difference it makes in a person’s life, from health and energy to a sense of well-being and an overall elevation in the quality of life. Our bodies have evolved to eat this type of food. That is why it tastes so good; it’s like going back to our roots.
Another key component to the farm is the educational services provided. We believe if we start educating our youth about the importance of good nutrition, it will serve them for the rest of their lives. Also, bringing school classrooms to the farm to work hands-on in an educational atmosphere gives them a sense of grounding and an appreciation for agriculture in our communities.
It is our hope that the Taos community will take this project as its own and fully support it. We want to develop a valuable asset for the community that will benefit our citizens in so many ways for many years to come.