Delicious local food. Beautiful setting. Vibrant community.
Enjoying these things with friends & family is what we're about at Farm & Table.
Located in Albuquerque's North Valley, Farm & Table recognizes that we are blessed with over 300 days of sunshine, irrigation from the Rio Grande, and rich soil. Nearby, farmers and artisans are growing fresh produce, raising happy animals, making delectable cheeses, cultivating pure honey, creating acclaimed wines, brewing great beer, and crafting special foods. A surge of backyard farmers are now planting and harvesting their own food, while many others flock to nearby grower's markets to purchase locally-grown foods. Our community is blossoming to promote health, sustainability, and the local economy. This celebration of local food and community is what drives the philosophy at Farm & Table.
Local Food. We conscientiously design our seasonal menu around locally-sourced ingredients.
Respect. We honor the many individuals that make our experience possible – from the hard-working folks who pick our produce in the field to the person who serves each plate.
Hospitality. We value each and every guest who walks through our door and strive to offer a great experience for all: fresh delicious food, beautiful setting, and great service.
Community. We celebrate our community! Chefs, farmers, artists, musicians, scholars, families, organizations, worthy causes, and lots of creative individuals will come together here at Farm & Table to build a vibrant community hub. See schedule for upcoming events.
Come find your place at the table!
Taste, share & explore...
The culinary team at Farm & Table works collaboratively to create a seasonal menu (changing several times a year) based on fresh produce, dairy and meats sourced from our local food area. In addition to full entrees, we offer small plates that are perfect for tasting & sharing. We also offer flights of wine, beer and cheese. All of our dishes are created from scratch with fresh (and often organic) ingredients. Our culinary team also creates house-made pastries, breads, desserts, ice cream and hand-ground chocolate creations.
Growing food...right behind the restaurant!
Sol Harvest Updates
The farm stand is now open! Come by during brunch on Saturday or before dinner on Wednesday. You can pick up freshly harvested veggies and meet Farmer Ric!
Saturday 10-2pm: Farm Stand
Also: The Kickstarter Greenhouse Campaign will soon be launched. See website for more information!
Alameda Farm Update
Grass & Alfalfa are growing beautifully in the 9 acre field. Even with limited irrigation due to the New Mexico drought the fields are greening up and thriving. Anyone interested in bales can call Pam Montoya at 505-263-3677 for information on cutting schedule & prices.
Cows? Yes! There are now cows grazing on the back field – and two calves were recently born in April! There are several 8 -12 month old calves are for sale at market price. For information call Pam Montoya at 505-263-3677.
About the Farm: The beautiful and expansive views behind Farm & Table are made possible by David Montoya – the big-hearted owner of the property. David (Cherie’s father) purchased this land many years ago to save it from being developed. Now, all who visit can enjoy the beautiful views of the land – and take a stroll through the farm.
The farm consists of a 9 acre alfalfa and grass open space and a 2 acre produce farm. Our farm provides the restaurant with gorgeous expansive views AND our kitchen (and your plates) with the freshest ingredients that result in delicious meals. Our "farmer-in-residence" is Ric Murphy ofSol Harvest. Their produce can be purchased during summer and fall at our Farm Stand. You can also sign up to be a member of their CSA. Information can be found on their website.
Mi casa es su casa...
At Farm & Table we embrace not only local food but our local community as well... and quite frankly, Farm & Table has a LARGE community. Art, music and special events play in harmoniously with the unique dining experience. We also host several public events each year in collaboration with organizations and individuals in our community. Farm & Table is also committed to supporting non-profit organizations and social causes, and we do so in many ways throughout the year. See our community page for more info. on Farm & Table's wonderful community.
Next door to Farm & Table is our sister business, La Parada, located in an historic 200 year-old adobe building. Since 2004, La Parada has attracted loyal customers with its eclectic array of unique items from around the world and local artisans. La Parada is also known for its popular annual community events, which will partner perfectly with Farm & Table. Home & garden décor, folk art, jewelry, vintage & retro items and more can be found at La Parada. Make sure to spend some time exploring treasures before or after your meal!
Cherie Montoya, owner of Farm & Table, was born and raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque. Cherie developed an early appreciation for good food grown from the land and lovingly prepared for the dinner table at her grandparents' home nearby.
From her grandparents' small garden and orchard, trees yielded fresh fruit that was processed into jams, jellies, and fruit leathers. Processing was also done with tomatoes, cherries, grapes, squash, chile – everything grown on the small property. Throughout the year, these treasures were taken from the root cellar and freezer to be transformed into delicious creations. Yearly family gatherings to make empanadas and tamales were special times in grandma's kitchen, and the tradition continues with Cherie and her family.
Traditions endure. Cherie's father continued to hold respect and honor for the land and water that his grandfather instilled in him when he was just a boy. David Montoya took these skills his grandfather taught him and began to farm small plots of family land in the North Valley in the 1970's. David still farms several acres in the area... including the alfalfa farm behind the restaurant.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
– Aldo Leopold
This deep love and respect for land, water, food, and community led to Cherie's creation of Farm & Table. Cherie, along with her two children, bring the labor of love that is Farm & Table to you. We hope you will enjoy the experience as much as we love providing it to you.