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Velarde Orchards
City: Velarde, NM,
Email Address: ranchodesantafe3@yahoo.com
About Us
Rancho de Santa Fe, The Fruit Basket, and Velarde Orchards is located in northern New Mexico. The town of Velarde was founded in 1598. The Velarde family began farming in this beautiful valley finding it perfect for growing chiles, peppers, spices, and a variety of fruits including apples, pears, cherries, plums, apricots, and more. Rancho de Santa Fe, The Fruit Basket, and Velarde Orchards' products contain no additives, preservatives, or fillers. It is easy to understand why over 75% of the products entered into competition each year wins Blue Ribbons. Excellence is truly a Velarde family tradition and their gift to you. Each year Rancho de Santa Fe, The Fruit Basket, and Velarde Orchards sell their prize-winning fruits at the local farmer's markets and on its roadside fruit stand in Velarde, NM. In addition, the Velarde Farms have local farm tours set up with the local farmer's market. Rancho de Santa Fe, The Fruit Basket, and Velarde Orchards received their Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices certification in October 2007. Eddie is one of the first Hispanic/Latino Farmers to get certified. These certificates enable the farm to sell to Federal Programs, especially in the Public School systems locally and nationally.

Please visit our farm where you will taste mouth-watering varieties of apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and cherries. Visit our website for our award-winning salsas, bagged chiles, peppers, assorted spices, chile ristras and wreaths, posole, chicos, flour mixes, and much more. Our unsurpassed gourmet NM mixes and bread will be a special treat for your social gatherings. We truly hope you enjoy the pleasure of eating them as much as we have enjoyed growing them for you.
Practices
Organic Farming Practices & Techniques
Global GAP Certified