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The History of Ice's Organic Farm

The area known as Los Luceros was farmed by Spanish settlers as early as 1710, and by Pueblo people for centuries before that.

Ice's Organic Farm, owned and worked by Ron and Gayle Ice, lies in the Espanola Valley of the Rio Grande in the shadow of Black Mesa, west of the Taos highway and eight miles north of Espanola, NM.

The Ices started farming in 1990 when they moved to the Espanola Valley. That year they rented a tractor to plow and put in a small vegetable garden. The following year they increased their planting and began taking their harvest to the Santa Fe Farmers' Market.

The farming schedule starts in late fall with the planting of garlic. Spring planting begins with sugar snap peas and frost-resistant vegetables. Most of the other vegetables and flowers are planted in May.

Spring is here and the lilies will be coming up soon! Call (505) 852-2589 to make a reservation for cutting your own sprouts. Take them home, and they'll bloom for you!

Visit us at the Santa Fe Farmers Market on Saturday mornings or the Los Alamos Farmers Market on Thursday mornings.

at the Farmer's Market

Ice's Gift Shop

The gift shop is located next to the commercial kitchen. We carry items produced here at the farm. Call us at (505) 852-2589 before you visit us. Directions are on the right on this page.

Jams and Jellies

Gayle makes the jams and jellies in a commercial kitchen located on the farm. All the fruit used in the jellies and jams is raised on the farm or in the local area. No sprays or insecticides are used on the fruit. We sell the products at the farm, and at the Santa Fe and Los Alamos farmers’ markets.

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The Greenhouse

The greenhouse is located next to the house. When you take a tour of the farm you will also see the greenhouse and all the plants there. We raise most of the starter plants which are then transplanted to the field. We also sell bedding plants at the farm, and the farmers markets in Santa Fe and Los Alamos


Contact information

Mailing Address:

Ice's Organic Farm
PO Box 474
Alcalde, NM 87511

Physical address:

Los Luceros
RD 1097, House 33

Phone: (505) 852-2589

Directions to the Farm

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From Espanola go north on State Road 68 toward Taos. About 8 miles north on the east side is the Onate Center (a pink building).

Get in the left lane, and look for a sign for County Road 48 and an historic marker sign for Los Luceros.

Turn left (west) and go to the end of the road to a stop sign. Slightly to the right is a dirt road.

Cross the road, driving slightly to the right onto the dirt road, Rd. 1097.

Follow the dirt road across the irrigation ditch past an electric gate and turn right.

Shortly you will see a sign for Ice’s Organic Farm. You are here!