Have you ever noticed how beautiful and ever-changing the flower arrangements are at Farm & Table? That's because they're lovingly crafted for us every week by Sol Harvest Farm. Aimee (Farmer Ric's wife), along with help from Sol Harvest's fabulous interns Lacy and Leigh, create new and unique arrangements for the restaurant every week.
And the best part? As many flowers as possible come straight from the farm! Right now is peak flower season, so our arrangements are just bursting with Sol Harvest flowers. Farmer Ric is growing yarrow, gomphrena, black-eyed Susans, sunflowers and Queen Anne's lace. The flowers are used at Farm & Table, and you can also get your very own gorgeous arrangement at the Downtown Grower's Market!
But the arrangements don't just stop with flowers. Sol Harvest has been known to use onions, leeks, purple basil, turnips, wild grasses, and lettuce to finish our arrangements, too! You won't find flowers as unusual or gorgeous anywhere else in the city. Thank you, Ric, Aimee, Lacy and Leigh!
Shakti Kroopkin Art Reception
Friday June 10 | 3-5:30 pm
Free event | Meet the Artist | Cash Bar | DJ OBI Zen
Join us with Shakti Kroopkin on the patio for her closing reception. Enjoy the chill beats of DJ OBI Zen, light hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Her work will be available for purchase with 100% of the sale going to the artist.
Her work has been showcased since March at Farm & Table and will be up until June 26. Shakti’s abstract “shapespaces” are rooted in her memories of the Chicago cityscape, combined with the vast raw beauty of New Mexico where she currently resides. The artist’s process exposes luminous spirit, imagination and movement while being grounded in her unique visual language of reoccurring lines, shapes, color and symbols. The raw expression of emotion and energy traverses the limitations of the finite world, inviting the viewer on a journey offering the freedom of infinite play.
Theater on the Farm is back for its second year!
Join us for our annual theater festival on the farm deck the first three Thursdays in June! This summer, Farm & Table will once again partner with Tricklock Company and Duke City Repertory Theatre to bring you innovative theater in a stunning setting.
June 2, 9 & 16 | 8:00 performance | $30
Tricklock Company presents:
Ingrid and Nurton
by Drew Morrison
Directed by Juli Hendren
Featuring Erin Phillips, Drew Morrison, and Hannah Kauffmann
Music by The Porter Draw
Ingrid's got it good. She's converted the old family home into a bakery, living alone in the old house, starting the fire for the oven out back in the early hours each morning. Her weekly public dinners are sold out weeks in advance, to high paying, hungry crowds. Her pies and breads have drawn the attention of several culinary publications, and though she hardly considers her living room a restaurant, she's earned her first review. The only problem is that the critic en route to pen the critique is well known for scathing, abusive condemnations of up-and-comers in the restaurant industry. He also happens to be her brother.
A story of family, food, and what happens when the critic comes home.
Duke City Repertory Theatre presents:
Que Kerastas, Kerastas
by Geogina Hernandez Escobar
From award-winning playwright and UNM alum Georgina Escobar, Que Kerastas, Kerastas examines the human desire for connection, understanding, and control. When Jenna returns to her mother’s apricot orchard in rural New Mexico after a not-so-unexpected death, she reunites with Leonard—a worldly neighbor and childhood friend who cared for Jenna’s mother long after she and her sisters left the farm. As Jenna reels with the onslaught of memories brought by her return and Leonard’s presence, the two estranged friends grapple with understanding love, life, and loss—and that perhaps our greatest comfort lies in accepting that whatever will be, will be.
Make your dinner reservation at Farm & Table for before the show and receive 15% off your meal! Make a note in your reservation that you are attending Theater on the Farm!
Psst... have you tried the ice cream at Farm & Table yet? It's a little secret that Farm & Table has the best ice cream in town! In fact, our ice creams were just featured in the Alibi!
So what makes our ice creams so good? Well, it doesn't hurt that each ice cream is made lovingly by hand by our amazing pastry chef, Tracy Johnson. Between setting the custard (to thicken it) and spinning the ice cream, each of her delicious ice creams takes a full two days to make... but we know better at Farm & Table than to rush a good thing!
Tracy also uses the freshest seasonal ingredients in her ice cream - including local honey from Taos and eggs from neighborhood farmers right down the block! Tracy is always coming up with new flavors, and she loves the creative freedom she has to play around with new and exciting combinations, like lemongrass-kefir lime, and sweet corn-caramel (made from local sweet corn!).
Her creations range from traditional french custard ice creams, to gelatos, to sorbets. And speaking of sorbets: we always have three, and they are always vegan, so that everyone can partake in the fun!
Right now on the menu we've got Tracy's famous mint chocolate chip (made from mint from our backyard, of course), chocolate-peanut, and a honey-vanilla creme. But Tracy's always thinking three ice creams ahead! In the works she has a lemon custard, and a chocolate truffle so rich and decadent it takes almost eight days to make.
We'll meet you on the patio for ice cream this summer!
Cinco De Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival
May 7 | 9am-4pm | free
Bring friends and family out to enjoy the festivities! Farm & Table and La Parada team up again to host the 10th annual Cinco de Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival!
Enjoy live music while exploring the works of over 40 uniquely talented artists from all over Albuquerque and New Mexico! Farm & Table will offer delicious food for the event, Sol Harvest Farm stand will be offering freshly harvested produce, and La Parada will have fantastic specials throughout the day! Wild Fiesta Apron contest, too!!
Join us for an Albuquerque tradition! Please consider carpooling or riding your bike as parking is limited!
Billie Holiday 101
April 26 | 6:30pm | $65
April is the birthday month of legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday – and this year she would have been 101. Join us in celebrating Billie with a five-course classic American dinner paired with wine! We will enjoy music of her era during this fun dinner.
Attire of the 40’s and 50’s is encouraged! $50 gift certificate for best "dressed".
For reservations respond to this email or call 505-503-712
Spring is here and summer is nipping at its heels! The weather is lovely and warm and perfect for sipping on a cold drink in a gorgeous setting. In other words, the patio is opening!
Next Wednesday, April 20th, Farm & Table's beautiful, signature patio will open for the season. Don't miss our inaugural week on the patio! We will have new menu and wine options to share!
And, and extra treat: this Sunday is also Sol Harvest's first Sunday farm stand! This Sunday, and every Sunday in the spring and summer, Sol Harvest farm sells delicious, freshly harvested produce right outside Farm & Table. Enjoy brunch on the patio, and then go home with the best local produce in town! We'll meet you out on the patio!
It’s finally here!
It’s time for asparagus at Farm & Table! Asparagus is very special and very precious here in New Mexico, because it’s only available for about a month in early spring. We make the most of it while it lasts!
Pictured on the left is one of our exciting asparagus dishes from last spring. We can’t wait to see asparagus popping up all over the menu in the weeks to come! This week, Chef Carrie is using asparagus on our ribeye plate - steak and asparagus, yum!
The Agri-Cultura Network has blessed us with the first asparagus of the season this week - thank you, Agril-Cultura! We are looking forward to seeing more of it from small farmers across the city during its short season.
Come in to Farm & Table and celebrate this delicious and ephemeral delicacy soon - before it’s too late!
Spring has finally come, and the warm days mean growth and change on the farm! We may be just seeing the beginning of the warm-weather crops like spring onions and snap peas, but lots and lots is happening under the surface. Roots are growing, seeds are unfurling, and before we know it, the abundance of summer will be upon us! We're always thinking ahead one season on the farm, which means it's just about time to thinking of tomatoes, squash, and peppers!
Speaking of peppers, Farmer Ric just seeded about 10 different kinds, which will live inside the greenhouse until they're ready to be planted in mid-May. This summer we'll have padrons, shishitos, poblanos, Scotch bonnets, habaneros, red rockets, serranos, jalepenos and more! Ric is also growing eggplant and tomato plants, which will also go in the ground in May.
It's also time to start thinking about okra, squash, and cucumber, as well as three different types of beans (lima, French fillet, and string), which will be going into the ground soon. Farmer Ric is waiting for the last frost of the year, which he says we almost invariably get in mid to late April, and then all those plants will be direct-seeded outside.
And finally, Farmer Ric will be growing several varieties of flowers this summer, some edible and some for display. Sol Harvest Farm does all the flower arrangements for Farm & Table, utilizing all of their farm flowers! Some perennials are already growing, some, like marigolds, have just been direct-seeded, and some have been seeded in the greenhouse and will be transplanted later in the season.
It's going to be a busy year for Sol Harvest Farm!