Utopia Valley offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, as well as various fruits and pecans for sale when in season.
We have been transitioning areas to no-till practices. There are portions of field that have not had a tractor on it since Fall 2017. Since we love bees, butterflies, birds, and other insects, we utilize beyond organic practices and have extensive pollinator flowers so they may continue to thrive.
Prior to Covid-19, we had Eco/Agri-tourism opportunities, in hopes to inspire visitors to start their own garden or farm. However, to ensure everyones’ safety, now we periodically offer virtual farm tours.
We plant “Heirloom” and “Non-GMO” seeds and let some plants, “go to seed”. Then we select, harvest, clean, and save seeds. Seed saving knowledge was instilled by our Dad, whom was taught by our late paternal Grandfather and Farmer, Ricardo Rodriguez, whom was taught by his ancestors.
We now have a refrigerated seed vault that has over 50 varieties of precious heirloom seeds, most of which (40+) were organically grown at Utopia Valley LLC.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be added to our Seed List, or if you have questions regarding inventory/prices.
Consulting available on marketing and agricultural business, as well social entrepreneurship, food safety and nutrition, social equity, and sustainability-related research.
Anita completed her Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Program- Concentrations: Marketing and Agronomy; Minor: Communication Studies from New Mexico State University in July 2020. Previously she obtained a M.S. Family & Consumer Sciences, Minor: Marketing; and B.S. Home Economics Education, Minor: Family & Child Sciences from NMSU.
Anita has had consulting contracts with United States Department of Agriculture- evaluating grant proposals; collaborating with City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana Communities United regarding social equity projects; Howard University in Washington, DC evaluating early childhood education programs at charter, public, and private daycare facilities; and currently evaluates various small farm food-safety plans with La Semilla Food Center.
To learn more about Dr. Anita Rodriguez, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/AnitaRod777, or Email: email@example.com to obtain quotes.
Art Studio / Gallery…
The multi-purpose arts and crafts area provides cultural and recreational opportunities. Friends and family participated in activities (cooking, painting, making jewelry, and/or woodworking) in a country environment. It also functioned as an art studio/gallery to create and exhibit masterpieces to sell at yearly VIP private events (on hold as a result of pandemic).
We have custom-made arts and crafts (wine-stem tags, earrings, bracelets, bookmarkers, and magnets), and hope to exhibit items virtually soon. Let us know if you’d like to order a unique gift, made with love for someone special. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solar Greenhouse and Commercial Kitchen…
Plans for building a small solar greenhouse and commercial kitchen are being developed. In interim, family home kitchen is permits virtual demonstrations for testing recipes, making jams, frozen entrees, or utilizing our commercial dehydrator for dehydrating fruits, making fruit leather for healthy hiking/bicycling snacks, or dehydrating culinary herbs for spices, yerba mansa, mint, eucalyptus leaves, and chamomile for teas. All our fruits and herbs were produced at Utopia Valley utilizing beyond organic practices.
Dr. Anita Rodriguez is a Certified Evaluator/ Teacher with extensive management, business and teaching experience at all levels of education in public, private, and non-profit schools and businesses.
Anita taught Marketing, Foods and Nutrition, and other subjects to all levels of youth and adults in New Mexico, various parts of US and internationally in Mexico City. Anita has also conducted presentations regarding research throughout New Mexico, and at international conferences in India and Japan.
It has taken time for the realization of my dream. Utopia Valley’s mission is
“To nourish and inspire people about the importance of fresh, local food, clean water, and how holistic lifestyles make a positive difference while embracing agriculture and exploring art.” Anita Rodriguez
Utopia Valley is a diverse, fully-functioning family farm, for generations… Deeply-rooted history and traditions encompass that. We grew up planting seeds by hand, and continue to do so today. We utilize “beyond organic” practices are are gradually transitioning back to self-sustainable, agro-ecological farming practices.
Our talented parents’ Reymundo and Celia Rodriguez, cooperated and sacrificed to lovingly build our family farm home. Reymundo, a self-taught engineer, mechanic, carpenter, artist, farmer, construction laborer then foreman, and overall genius. Celia, former nurses’ aid to amazing mom, farm-wife, library assistant, often prepared delicious homemade meals and was our first teacher. Some of the best years of our lives, and most cherished memories began during childhood, being raised by them, on their small farm.
Do you have questions about Utopia Valley, LLC? Would you like to become a part of this dream? Want to create your own Utopia? It all starts with planting seeds! Send us a message. We would love to hear from you.