Eat Your Way Through Los Ranchos

If you are lucky, you may soon be able to graze your way through a portion of the Village of Los Ranchos.

Bucks For Nibbling

The New Mexico Department of Economic Development has awarded a $50,000 grant to Los Ranchos to build an edible trail. According to the Outdoor Recreation Division, the new pathway will go from a pollinator garden to an acequia at the Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center. Public access to the trail will also include formal educational programming from an outdoor classroom to self-guided learning through interpretive signs along the route. The trail will begin at the pollinator garden, meander through a community garden and plaza with raised beds and edible landscaping, cross a field of ancient grains, and connect with the Griegos Lateral Acequia that bisects the Los Poblanos Open Space. These grants seek to create outdoor jobs and access across New Mexico. The Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center is located along Rio Grande Blvd at the S-curves across from Los Poblanos.

Levee Look

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) was awarded to study the efficacy of the levees along Rio Grande, from Alameda to Montaño. This study is being done along with the NM Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Bernalillo County and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. It will give information on the best mitigation from potential flooding.

Park and Open Space Improvements 

Edgewood Park, located along Osuna, will be getting a new playground. It will have play structures, walkways, benches, picnic tables, new trees and a fence. Improvements will be made to the Del Norte Open Space with a loan from MRCOG to provide irrigation and other upgrades to this property located north of Paseo del Norte and west of 4th Street

Get Us Some Bling

A lobbyist has been hired to help bring back some bacon from the upcoming 60-day Legislative session. Ms. Kim Legant will work with Village administration to lobby for critical infrastructure needs. A well attended open house was held January 4 for Village residents to meet Legislative folks.

To Do

Interested in farm equipment? At 2pm on January 26 a farm equipment fair will be held at the Agri-Nature Center at 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Tickets are $5 cash at the door you can buy them online at For that small price one can learn all about different kinds of farming implements, for whatever level your garden may need. 

Get ready for the second annual Los Ranchos Matanza set for 1pm February 25. This too will be held at the Agri-Nature Center. The main dish will be pig, turkey and lamb slow roasted in a coal pit.  The food is being prepared by chef Jon Young, who is a NM Taste the Tradition Chef and Ambassador. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Online registration is required and digital tickets will need to be ready when pulling into the parking lot.

Meet Ups

Village Trustees meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. The Planning and Zoning meeting for January 10, was canceled and the next meeting will be 7pm February 14. Agendas and meetings can be viewed at