We like to think of Old Town Farm as the “green heart of the city”. Located just west of Old Town and just east of the Rio Grande, OTF is situated on 12 acres in one of the most historic settings in New Mexico. Although Albuquerque was settled in 1706, Pueblo Indians lived and farmed here long before the Spanish arrived as evidenced by the many pot shards found while digging post holes. The Duranes Lateral, which forms the western boundary of OTF, is reputedly the oldest registered ditch in North America. To this day, the “Madre de Duranes” provides water to irrigate our pastures.
Since 1977, Old Town Farm has operated as a horse facility and produce farm. But in those 44 years, the city has truly grown up around us. The Bio Parks, the museums and the bike paths now surround us, all within walking distance. Our dream for OTF is to keep its farming character while adjusting to its urban location. Toward that end, we invite you to check out the various activities on this website and then think about contacting us to schedule a visit to Old Town Farm.
Meanwhile, check this video from Albuquerque One Video....
Bike In Coffee at Old Town Farm is the first bicycle-only coffee hangout on a farm in Albuquerque!
Because our focus is on cyclists, we have only limited parking for those who cannot ride in. However, there are a number of nearby places where parking near the bike paths provides quick access for those transporting bikes by car.
We look forward to seeing you at Old Town Farm's Bike In Coffee! Along with Pedalers, kids and dogs welcome!
Events / Weddings
Weddings, anniversaries, workshops, retreats…they’re all about memories. An event at Old Town Farm makes those memories vivid and lasting. Under the trees or in the red barn, your family and friends will be surrounded by an island of natural serenity in the heart of the city. Horses, flowers, vegetables, pastures, trees…and room for an extensive guest list…all part of a most memorable event at Old Town Farm.
Thinking about a “green wedding”?…that’s always an option at Old Town Farm where we grow our own produce and flowers naturally.
Call us today to schedule a tour.
Click on images to enlarge... and picture your special occasion in these beautiful surroundings!
For 35 years we’ve cultivated a large produce garden at Old Town Farm. Our extended Albuquerque family was always the beneficiary of the many fruits and vegetables coming out of the garden, but several years ago we decided to expand. With an enthusiastic reception from the neighborhoods around us, (Old Town, West Old Town, Duranes, Sawmill and The Country Club), OTF began providing weekly baskets of produce for pick up or delivery. In addition to selling on Saturdays at the Downtown Growers Market, OTF also offers produce for sale at the farm on Friday mornings and then again on Sunday mornings, (for bike-in customers). We call it Point & Pick… You point out what you want and we pick it. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!
Also this year: Flowers! Eggs! Honey! Oh My!
Once a horse farm, forever a horse farm - if only in spirit.
Beginning in 1977, Old Town Farm raised, trained, boarded, imported and sold some very special horses. Enjoying our ½ acre covered arena, access to bosque trails, and location in the heart of the city, literally hundreds of horses have passed through this farm in the last 40 plus years. Host to many shows and world class clinicians, OTF was a center of learning for the equine arts and sports.
At one time, home to more than 35 horses, primarily dressage and hunter/jumpers, the stalls and pens are now silent. The last two old friends, Rico the magnificent dressage horse and Nicky the Pony passed away in 2020. The pens are being redone as garden plots. We also plan to reserve areas for birds and other wildlife to take a break here in the heart of the city.
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