As an 8th generation acequia farmer from East Pecos and Chair of the New Mexico Acequia Commission, Ralph Vigil’s passion lies in the defense of acequia traditions and culture. Ralph also serves as the Chairman of the New Mexico Acequia Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association.
Molino de la Isla Organics LLC is a small organic farm specializing in traditional and acequia agriculture focusing on Farm to School, CSA, and Farmers’ Market sales. It is his primary goal to defend land and water through organic agriculture by utilizing our centuries-old acequia systems to demonstrate their ability to economically sustain our communities and aid in physical and emotional well-being.
Molino de la Isla Organics LLC was created to healthy food and to promote sustainable lifestyles while protecting the acequias of Nuevo Mexico through organic agriculture, regional marketing, and community education for the socio-economic benefit of the community at large.
At Molino de la Isla we strive to maintain our traditional agricultural practices by using techniques that have been handed down for more than 12 generations on our land. We irrigate using our centuries-old acequias which have tied our communities together since their inception. Our produce is grown naturally and organically, never using any herbicides, pesticides, or GMO seeds. We maintain the best practices to ensure our food is the healthiest and the freshest for our customers. We are now incorporating regenerative agricultural techniques in order to restore our soil health and conserve our water.
We are currently working with the New Mexico Grown program, providing healthy fresh produce to school districts and senior centers in the area. Our farm stand with the ability to accept SNAP benefits will be up and running this year, making healthy organic produce available to more of our community. We are hoping to get back to the Farmers' Markets as soon as we can get more hands in the soil.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit our Services section to schedule a tour.
5 Camino Rael Road, Pecos, New Mexico 87552, United States