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Morning Star Farm

Morning Star Farm is a small scale family owned and operated Biodynamic farm located north of Taos, New Mexico in the high altitude terrain of Northern New Mexico. We are passionate about garlic, and grow a wide variety of great tasting heirloom vegetables too!

Farmer Melinda Bateman teaches classes, offers consulting services here in the US and internationally; Si habla espanol.

Check out our schedule of events and classes below, order some of our great garlic, and experience some of the fun and magic of Morning Star Farm.


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501 pit made on Morning Star Farm
Summer Solstice 2014

Seems like the dog days of summer are here. It's been hot and as usual busy here at the farm. Weed and Wine Parties are continuing every other Friday night. July 11th is the next night. We enjoyed some great food this past week. Fresh roasted garlic, thai style chicken, fresh farm salad, pesto and lots of spreads, chips, dips and wine. Thanks to everyone who came and shared a lovely evening at the farm!

The Garlic Harvest will begin July 4th at 8:00 am. Join us for a few satisfying hours of pulling and stacking garlic! Consider parking a car here and walking up to Seco for the 4th of July Parade. This is always one of the most satisfying days on the farm.

July 12th is the next compost making workshop. Farmer Melinda is planning on experimenting with Enzo Nasti's suggestion for creating a stronger Biodynamic compost, with the addition of some bread and grape juice and some Biodynamic stirring techniques. We will also build a new pile from the many weeds and other materials that
are piling up here at Morning Star Farm. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with compost making techniques and get a successful compost started in your garden or farm.

Summer Solstice was a eventful day as we made Barrel Compost, and Horn Silica also know as 501. The quartz was a local stone collected from the Gold Hill area. We also dug up the Horn Manure, or 500 from the horns Melinda buried last fall. A few friends and family gathered together to share food and watch the sun slide down at its most northern point on the horizon.

We also have an on going project, Ben is slowly making a wood fired pizza oven out of tires, mud, bottles and stone. If anyone wants to help, we can put you on a list and contact you when we need help.

Also, we are still looking for some weekly volunteers to help harvest in exchange for
produce and experience.

Happy Summer,
Farmer Melinda




Let an expert guide you thru the learning curve of setting up and using your backyard garden or commercial farm to it’s fullest potential.

With over 20 years of experience as a Market Gardener in Taos New Mexico utilizing Organic and Biodynamic methods, Melinda Bateman has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Season extension techniques, drip irrigation systems, composting and seed saving top the list, and are just the start of what Melinda has to offer. Melinda can guide you through the multitude of choices for your region and micro climate so that you have a successful and abundant garden or farm right from the start.



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July 12th
August 9th
Sept. 13th

Compost Making
Classes meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month continuing through September.


July 11

July 25

August 1

August 15

August 29

Wine & Weed Fridays
Weeding is just the pulling type, no smoking. You know, bindweed, purslane and such. Not noxious, but definitely obnoxious!

We start around 4:00pm or 5:00pm, weed till 7:00pm and then drink some wine and nibble on snacks.

Slow down the pace, enjoy conversation, sip wine, watch the sunset from the comfort of your lawn chair.

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