We have built Santa Fe's first indoor, vertical, aquaponics farm to produce fresh and nutritious local food for our community. Located downtown, we can deliver the same day our food is harvested, 52 weeks of the year.
Mary and Andrew Neighbour own and manage Desert Verde Farm. We are providing working opportunities to Santa Fe Community College students enrolled in their Controlled Environment Agriculture program. So far we have created three permanant paid positions, and have worked with more than ten student interns and volunteers.
We are growing a wide range of leafy greens (lettuces, kale, bok choys), fruiting plants (tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, etc), and microgreens to meet customer needs.
We are testing various lettuce, spinach, cilantro, basil and arugula varietals to select those to focus on for our customers. There are virtually no limits to what can be grown in aquaponics -- so if you have having problems sourcing a particular crop, please contact us.
We are growing Nile Tilapia to nurture our plants. We expect to harvest 2-300 fish every other month. They are the freshest and tastiest farm-raised fish in New Mexico.
We grow a variety of radishes, peas, kale, and herbs with delivery every week.