October at Old Town Farm

OPEN HOUSE 10/2/12

What a busy month for Old Town Farm!  We started off on October 2nd with an open house for event planners.

The food, provided by Andrea Schulte’s “New Mexico Pie Co”, was not only delicious, every edible item was a work of art.  Her scones with crème freche were the perfect background to showcase six different Old Town Farm jams made from our own fruits.

The table setting, designed by Vicki Newsome’s “Orange September” was a vision in itself.  When Vicki said she was going to dip the ends of bamboo forks in scarlet paint I thought-  what?   But, as you can see, her ideas are always brilliant.



Meanwhile, the balloons have been floating over in blue skies that only seem to exist over New Mexico.  And now,
the cranes are honking down the Rio Grande flyway.  What a gift!



Back on the ground, the Albuquerque Couch Crash – a convocation of global Couch Surfers here for Balloon Fiesta – held a potluck at the farm complete with gourmet selections from Duke City restaurants. Fire pits kept the evening chill at bay while musicians and DJs played and the Surfers danced. Fractal Friday moved to Surfer Saturday with a video lecture on fractals presented by the FractalFoundation. This was the first light show of the night. Later an eye-boggling LED hula hoop happening had everyone back in kidhood.  What fun!




A photo shoot at Old Town Farm by Jones Photography transformed the horse barn into a wedding venue like no other.  A stall became an intimate and elegant dinner setting.



Yesterday a stall…today a dining room…

(the horse was not impressed)



With chandeliers hanging from trees and a wall of candles in the pasture, it was truly a fantasy setting.




Bike In Coffee kicked off in October offering Sunday morning coffee to bicyclists and walk-in customers.  (The bike path comes right past our back gate).   Coffee, espresso along with smoothies, quiche and muffins made from OTF garden produce …. in the garden under azure morning skies with good conversation…what could be better?

Plans are to keep Bike In Coffee open this fall as long as the weather permits.