A big Thank You to everyone who helped make this year's festival possible !
La Cosecha was made possible this year by our sponsors: the LOR Foundation and the Farmhouse Cafe.
It couldn't be done with out volunteers - thanks to everyone who contributed their time, talent, and positive energy!
Students harvested carrots, tomatoes, chili, kale, and blue corn. They harvested red bean, rattle snake bean, parsley, and carrot seeds to save for next year.
Students sampled harvest salsa grown and made at school. Plus helped to press local apples to make apple cider. They also sampled Blue Corn Atole, fresh roasted corn, and beans n' tortillas. It was a yummy after noon had by all!
All of Enos Garcia Elementary School's classes are invited out to Parr Field over the course of several days to harvest the field in preparation for La Cosecha, or Harvest Festival
Kale grows beautifully in Taos. The kids are enthusiastic about it too! They love making kale salad and smoothies.
The students harvested and washed the carrots used for the festival. The joy gained from harvesting and cleaning carrots is hard to beat.
After the harvest is brought in, the La Cosecha. Students make apple cider, traditional chicos, roasted corn and butter while sampling blue corn pancakes and rating salsa made from local restaurants.
Students "shop" the farmers market where they are able to collect and then take home a bag full of veggies that they helped to grow.
Students take turns at grinding apples to make cider. Local apples were generously donated by a parent. Many volunteers helped make this event a success for the students.
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