Get set, leaf peepers. Your favorite season is here.
Author: Kate Nelson
Kate Nelson has been discovering New Mexico’s stories, towns and restaurants since 1989 as a Midwestern transplant. Today, she serves as New Mexico Magazine’s managing editor and enjoys hearing from our longtime readers.
As New Mexico's only U-Pick chile farm, Big Jim Farms offers nine acres of fun, excitement, and connection to the land.
Chiles aren't just found on your dinner table, they're used in medicinal creams, lipstick, bear repellent and to give captive birds and fish a redder hue.
As one of the only scientific institutions devoted to a so-called condiment, New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute flourishes in Las Cruces.
A 10-year effort to restore one of New Mexico’s most distinctive chiles underscores how memory thrives in our taste buds.
From easy to strenuous, we recommend these open-air adventures searching for lady beetles in Capulin Volcano National Monument, cooling off in Carlsbad, picking berries at La Cueva Farms, and more.