THIS MONTH: Meet Your Farmers

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Farming is an integral part of the history and culture of the Rio Grande Valley. The average age of farmers in New Mexico — like other states — is rising, presenting new challenges for agricultural industries. This month, Blue Corn Live brings together farmers and their customers to discuss the current climate for independent agricultural producers in New Mexico.

What’s are the unique opportunities to being a young farmer? How can the community supporting a younger generation of farmers?

How are New Mexico’s farmers overcoming agricultural challenges related to climate change?

Where are the best markets for selling products during the growing season?

How do New Mexico’s farmers meet community needs while maintaining the bottom line?

Blue Corn Live records live at THERAPY in downtown Albuquerque (119 Gold Ave SE) every 4th Sunday of the month. Join us this Sunday, April 24 at 11 a.m. As always, we welcome comments and questions from the audience.



Blue Corn Live is a small show with big aspirations: to bring New Mexico’s unique culinary history to the world. From farming to fine dining, the latest trends to the oldest traditions, Sarah Gustavus and Alex Curtas explore food in all its facets live with community members who care about food and the people behind it.

Food News

So, for me, pizza is important. Really important. Like second only to my wife and family in terms of importance. I like pizza a lot.

And other people like pizza a lot, too. In addition to to the multitude of technical debates to be had (Deep dish? Wood fired? Thin crust? Neapolitan? Red sauce? White pizza? Calzone?) , people love to rank the best pizza in a town, country, universe, etc. None animated GIF


This week, TimeOut ranked “The best pizza in America” and Albuquerque’s own Farina Pizzeria squeaked onto the list at the number 17 spot. It’s a great national plug for what is hands-down the best pizza in the 505. (Though Amore is giving them a run.)

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I’ve had the chance to eat at 5 of the 17 pie shops listed — Pepe’s, Pizzeria Bianco, Roberta’s, Settebello, and Farina — but clearly I need to up my game. (When I lived on the East Coast I used to line up with my Dad and many others outside Pepe’s in New Haven before it opened just to get the freshest white clam pizzas they were throwing. If you haven’t yet experienced the bliss of a Pepe’s white clam pizza, put it on your bucket list.)

What do you think about TimeOut’s rankings? Do they make you sing like your first tasting of a warmly folded margherita on the streets of Naples or wretch like you “won” a lifetime supply of Papa John’s? Let us know in the comments.