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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.

Volunteers Wanted

schedule 2020


Spring - Summer 2020  

Wow here it is almost May and just two months away from the Summer Solistice and the longest day of the year.

Covid life here at Morning Star Farm finds us super busy planting in the greenhouse and the fields. Rowan and Melinda are partnering up this season and participating in the collaborative TAOS COMMUNITY FARMS CSA. We will growing tomatoes, cucumbers and salad mix along with several other crops. In addition to the summer CSA, we are offering a SPRING SHARE starting May 6th. Go to for more information and details about these CSA shares.

Plants in greenhouse

Melinda has been teaching a ZOOM based beginners gardening class to share information about how to grow vegetables to feed yourself and loved ones in our high altitude desert climate. It has been very popular and exciting! Melinda is available for home visits/consulting if you are interested, call 575-776-7156 to schedule.

Melinda is also working with Not Forgotten Outreach, helping them with a commerical trial farm project for this season. Then in partnership with Micah Roseberry she is coordinating and leading the garden at FarmHouse Cafe which will provide produce for the TAOS COMMUNITY FARMS CSA.

Rowan is busy with his garlic crops which are looking really fantastic as well as doing his arborist work and farming veggie crops at Morning Star.

We have new chicks arriving this coming week, it will be great to get some layers back in our chicken coop, though I was hoping to find some 5 month old birds already starting to lay, but with the Covid situation and all these backyard growers being so eager to start up homesteads there aren't any to be found.

Preparing a field

As always we are open to having volunteers join us at the farm. For now we have to be careful and work in small groups, but if you want to get out, get some exercise and be useful we always have work going on, and are happy to have help and share our knowledge. Contact Melinda at 575-776-7156.

We hope your are safe and healthy during these interesting and challenging times, all the best to you, our friends and farm family,
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.


Morning Star Farm of Taos
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