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For centuries we have made our living from the land, herding cattle, growing pecans and creating magnificent pieces of pottery and jewelry. It hasn’t been easy but we continue to beat the odds, practicing the traditional while also evolving our art, culture and cuisine and infusing it into everything we do. We value our ranching and farming neighbors, our artists and artisans, and sustain their livelihoods by buying authentic products. Each of our New Mexico True Certified partners has a unique story to share. Learn more about their families and their roots, why they do what they do and how their products maintain the integrity of our state. Support New Mexicans. Buy authentic. Buy local. Buy New Mexico True Certified.
Textile artist Natasha Nargis has always loved clothing and fashion. From New York City to San Francisco and on to Santa Fe, she has immersed herself in the swirling, soft world of silk, cotton, linen, cashmere and alpaca. Natasha explores color using her own dye baths, experimenting by wrapping and tying yarn or painting parts of the warp while it’s on the loom. Every fiber absorbs color differently, creating endless possibilities. A master weaver, Natasha continues to bring diverse elements to her unique works of wearable art. She wraps, twists and sews fabric using the Japanese Shibori technique, adding new dimensions to her already complex creations. Natasha recently opened her own gallery where she displays other artists’ work including photographers Cissie Ludlow and Eleuterio Santiago Diaz, jewelers Bessie Berman and Crea Lynn and the work of Karim Jaekel, another an accomplished weaver. Click here to learn more about Natasha Santa Fe.
New Mexico Piñon Coffee began caffeinating the University of New Mexico community in the early 1990s when the company’s founder opened a small coffee shop near the UNM campus. Originally roasted in a small 25lb capacity antique roaster in the back of an old Chevy pick-up truck, today it takes two 75lb roasters to keep up with the demand, over 1 million pounds per year since 2015.
When New Mexico Piñon Coffee added the unique taste of piñon to their brew, it was an instant success. Founded on the belief that coffee drinkers should enjoy the authentic taste of New Mexico every morning, its roasters created a signature blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans and custom piñon flavoring, delivering a smooth, less bitter, and slightly nutty brew.
The company aims to inspire and educate its community. Fans can learn more in Coffee 101 classes at the warehouse and at the Piñon Coffee House, people can savor more traditional flavors of New Mexico like the Biscochito Latte. The Piñon Coffee family takes pride in its quality products so everyone can wake up to the enchanting taste of New Mexico.
Antiguas del Norte Honey Bee Farms specializes in honey harvested from rescued honeybee colonies. With a mission to rescue honeybees and increase their populations, Raymond & Juanita Espinoza, 12th generation New Mexicans, have saved millions of honeybees. “Helping honeybees with their people problems” has a myriad of benefits including the sweet and rich full-bodied flavor of ESR Special Reserve, raw honey created from the nectar of New Mexico’s flowering plants, trees and shrubs and harvested from hives in and around Valencia County. Visit Antiguas del Norte at the Belen Farmers Market (June-October) for a taste of pure New Mexico True Certified raw honey. Honey and beekeeping supplies along with bee removal information is available online. Click here to learn more about Antiguas del Norte Honey Bee Farms.