In 2021 we partnered with Food is Free Albuquerque (FIFABQ) to distribute hundreds of packets of native corn, beans, and squash seed to families in the the South Valley through their Annual Seed Share.

FIFABQ believes Fresh Food Is A Human Right, and strives to offer the community opportunities to grow and access fresh and nutritious food.

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 Our Story

J&L is home to over 1000 varieties of  tomatoes and rare vegetables from our rich heritage of heirloom and open pollinated types.
For over three decades we have farmed in the fertile upper Rio Grande river valley near Espanola, New Mexico. In addition to tomatoes, we take melons and cucumbers, apples and other fruits along with specialty potatoes and garlic to farmer's markets in Santa Fe and Los Alamos and provide produce to local restaurants. 

All our garden vegetables and fruit are raised using traditional, natural methods. We are opposed to GMO.  We have taken the Safe Seeds Pledge and believe that sustainable farming and respecting and restoring the natural world is the only path forward.

No Patents on Seed

We support free access to crop diversity and support the rights of indigenous communities and all farmers to benefit fairly from the crops and associated knowledge they developed. Seeds obtained from J&L Gardens are not to be used for commercial breeding purposes with a patent outcome unless there are written agreements with the originators of the seeds.


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