Montoya Orchard

Montoya Orchard


Sweet tooth? Here are 9 sweet picks you must snack on at the Holiday Market! Dec 11 & 12, 2021 is going to be a sweet weekend.

1/2 >> The Pop Co specializes in cake pops big and small
3 >> Montoya Orchardorchard will have things apple
4 >> Chamoy Bar brings the heat and sweet
5 >> Loaded Lemon abq freshly squeezes the sweetness just for you
6 >> AlbuCookie has Holiday designs galore
7 >> Coco crafts keto, vegan, and keto chocolates
8 >> Kristy's Yum Yums will have sweet and fresh aguas frescas
9 >> NM Prickly Pear Jelly cultivates jams and syrup perfect for a sweet 🍹 margarita
10 >> Bee's Honey 🍯 is a long time vendor at the market with lots of affordable sweetness

Catch all these vendors and more at the Holiday Market at the Rail Yards. A delectable 2-day in-person event!

Victoria of Montoya Orchard did a demonstration showing how quick and easy you can cook shish*to peppers from her 4th generation family farm. Shish*tos are a non-spicy pepper often used as an appetizer. Check out the cooking demo at the link below.

You can find Montoya Orchard fresh produce in the Rail Yards Market ABQ Veggie Box program. Visit for more info and to order weekly boxes.
Meet Veggie Box Farmer, Victoria Montoya, of Montoya Orchard! They'll be harvesting fresh nectarines for the Veggie Box this week. Link in bio/page to order.

Montoya's Orchard is a family-owned and operated farm, with three generations often representing at the Rail Yards Market ABQ. The family has been farming for 4 generations, and have been selling at Farmers' Markets since 1978!

Their signature is all things APPLE! In the fall you'll find all sorts of fresh varieties of apples, including honey crisp and buckeye galas. Throughout the year you can savor their specialty apple products. Apple and cherry slushies are a fan favorite at the Rail Yards ABQ, and perfect way to stay cool when you visit the historic yards.

Their booth is always a colorful and abundant show that is a must-visit at market. In addition to apples, you'll find seasonal fruits like peaches, cherries, blackberries, peppers and more.

Montoya's Orchard has been a staple producer for the Rail Yards Veggie Box program, which supports small farms all around New Mexico. Rail Yards Market, a certified non-profit 501(c)3, coordinates the farms, and assembles and distributes shares. 75% of proceeds go directly to farmers from the Veggie Box, and the other 25% supports the non-profit endeavor, so you can feel confident that you've made a good choice supporting local in a holistic way. Subscribing for a weekly share of produce is a great way to support small farms, like Montoya's Orchard, and get a bountiful variety of fresh and locally grown produce every week.

Learn more about the Veggie Box Subscription program here:
Here’s today’s Local Food Connects NM Month ag-focused fact: There are 3,200 orchards in New Mexico that produce a wide variety of fruits and nuts including apples, apricots, cherries, pecans, peaches, figs, grapes and more.

📸: Montoya Orchard

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Less than 24 hours left to order your Veggie Box >>
Are the star sweetness of the Veggie Box this week!

You can reserve your fresh variety Veggie Box online right now. Save 10% and subscribe to get it every week. Use your SNAP/EBT card and get 50% off too!
What's in the box this week? All the tastes of Summer!

Watermelon >> Mago's Farm
Green Chile >> Mago's Farm
Corn >> Big Jim Farms
Garlic >> Song Dog Farm
Salad Mix >> Local Garden Blessings
Padron Peppers >> Montoya Orchard
Beets >> Mendez Farms

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Our friends at the Montoya Orchard booth have fresh tortillas, cider and fruit.
What have you made with your veggie box? This steak dinner used the week 6 veggie box ingredients: the butterleaf lettuce from Silver Leaf Farms, frisee from Vida Verde Farm, onion from chispas farm, and cherry tomatoes from Bluebird in the salad. The salad was topped with vinegar from Montoya Orchard.

A huge thank you to everyone who has put in orders and started the Veggie Box subscription online. Here's a glimpse of what's in the box for the 7th week.

If you did not order yet, you can still sign up to start next week. You can also just get a veggie box at the market while they last. We usually have a couple at market to sell.

: Seven New Mexico businesses will be featured on the Good Food Foundation Virtual Mercantile Event Wednesday, May 26. The Good Food Foundation selected Apple Canyon Gourmet Inc., Cervantes Food Products Inc., Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine, Heidi's Raspberry Farm, Montoya Orchards, New Mexico Desert Farm and The Bossy Gourmet Salsa LLC for the event. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting the event in an effort to help support New Mexico businesses as they attempt to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the full news release, visit Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, visite
Congrats to Pat Montoya's Family Orchard for their Edible New Mexico Local Hero award!

It is well earned and we think you are heroes too! We love having you at Rail Yards Market ABQ. If you had a Veggie Box this past week, those apple came out of cold storage at Montoya Orchard. One of the innovative practices of this farm and we sure loved them coming to the rescue with those apples, as local heroes do, when we were found short one item on Sunday.

Thank your local hero farmer this Sunday at the Market!

Beans ‘n greens ‘n apple rings, OH MY!


This week’s beautiful New Mexico grown items are from Ground Stone Farm and Trujillo Family Farm/Orchard/Catering in Nambe, One Straw Farm in Dixon, Silver Leaf Farms in Corrales, and Montoya Orchard Velarde. Your blossom bags and home delivery coolers are packed with this lovely mix of local flavor. March 25th Blossom Bag 💫

Pinto Beans
Purple Daikon
Dried Apples
Check out this easy mulled cider recipe from Cooking Matters. They have great bilingual recipes for the whole family.

tip... We recommend starting with a local apple cider from Montoya Orchard or Big Jim Farms!

Do you make local food? Grow local produce? Make local goods? Consider joining our FREE vendor application webinar this Thursday. Check out the Rail Yards Market ABQ facebook event for more info!
Just made the MOST amazing apple butter with the apples I picked on Sunday ! I will be back soon! Such a magical place with the sweetest most hardworking owners ever ! Can not say enough amazing things about this place ✨✨✨✨

4th generation owned orchard located in Velarde, NM. Specializing in Apple Cider and all things appl


Friday morning getting ready


Another throwback Thursday this is of the original Farmer Pat selling apples not sure the year but he looks young and fit so I’m guessing early 1980s.


Throwback Thursday with this gem of farmer Pat from 1984 at selling apples, cider, and candy apples.


picking up goodies for this week’s harvest bag. So grateful to be working with amazing people feeding our communities

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 01/08/2023

Our weekend in the orchard doing winter chores


Sunday funday at the orchard. Stripping trees for firewood

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 12/20/2022

Albuquerque delivery on Friday so get your orders in by Thursday at noon online. Every order will get a Christmas edition of Farmer Pat sticker so get your orders in🍏🍎

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 12/12/2022

That’s a wrap on the Holiday market and our 2022 season. A few pics from our weekend, we worked hard and still had fun. Thank you to .abq for putting together a kickass market and to our customers that always show us love. Thanks to our fabulous crew that shows up with a smile. We love what we do and we are grateful for everyone that supports us so we can continue our family traditions. Merry Christmas 🎄🎄

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 11/26/2022

Shop local this season and pick up a glass blown ornament from . Find at the gift shop and at . Also DM if you’d like to order.


Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, family, and community. We are so grateful for all of you that love and support us❤️❤️


To all our family, friends, and community that have served we thank you. Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸🇺🇸


All our votes matter for the future of our country and children. Go vote!!


That’s a wrap for the this season. Thanks everyone for applicious season 🍏🍎.

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 11/04/2022

Help me in wishing these two a Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary 💕💕
They are the foundation of our strong family and our successful business. First 50 years are the hardest 😂😂 the rest is easy❤️❤️
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Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 10/30/2022

Last day .abq til Holiday Market. Farmer Pat slaying the day🍎🍏


Friday farm update: we will be at and .abq this weekend with plenty of apples and Hot Cider for this cold weather. As a special treat anyone who uses the code word “blushing golden” will get $1 off at our booth this weekend. That is my mom’s favorite apple 🍏 See you this weekend


Rainy weather this morning .abq but we got plenty of HOT CIDER to keep you warm.


Beautiful day for a slushie .abq We are here till 2pm.



Our lettuce looking good before heading to Albuquerque Public Schools. It took a while, but we are beyond excited to be working with the largest school district in the state of New Mexico. Cheers to healthy local food in schools 🥬🥬🎉🕺🥂.


Wishing Farmer Pat a very Happy Birthday today!!!
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Had lunch and it was so yummy I didn’t get a picture of my BLT and Allison’s chicken sandwich. Just know that it was enjoyed and highly recommended


Jalapeño peppers heading out to the Mambo Chefs . Straight farm to table with the talented


Delivery this morning to was rewarded with this deliciousness 🤤🍑🤤🍑
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So I did a live video and it got taken down. Someone didn’t like my peaches 🍑 🍑🍑 …. Find us this weekend at .abq and with some amazing peaches, apples, pears, grapes, and peppers!!
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Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 08/11/2022

No filter required on these beautiful cauliflowers, get yours Saturday Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market.


Our sour cherry jam is packed with cherries 🍒 🍒🍒
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Best start to a market day is with a cherry croissant from our friends .
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Morning sunrise on these beautiful peaches. Find us today till noon and tomorrow .abq
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True story


Find our fresh hand picked broccoli tomorrow at . We will also have cherries, peaches, summer apples, blackberries, and cider.
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First of the blackberries going to this Saturday along with some broccoli, onions, padron chile, cherries, peaches, and summer apples


Go vote for a great Farmers Market!!

It's that time of the year again where we need your help! If you love the Downtown Growers' Market cast your vote for DGM to place in the 2022 America’s Farmers Market Celebration market competition. It just takes a few seconds 😁


Appreciation post for , she has been a smiling face at our booth for the past 2 season on Saturdays. She will be leaving us to continue her adventures that covid had paused. Help us in wishing her the best and safe travels. Monica you will always have a home with us❤️🍑❤️


Have a safe 4th of July 🎆🎇

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 07/01/2022

These beautiful yellow peaches will be at tomorrow. We have only a few as it’s the first picking so get there early 🍑🍑🍑

Photos from Montoya Orchard's post 06/27/2022

Thank you Albuquerque for another great weekend!! Swipe to see the love that was gifted to us by .store
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First of the blackberries going to @downtowngrowers this Saturday along with some broccoli, onions, padron chile, cherri...
Got cherries?? We do and we will be at @downtowngrowers and @railyardsmarket.abq this weekend. We will also have more st...
Thank you @nmdonutkween for my beautiful Mother’s Day donuts❤️
“To most people it’s just dirt, to farmers it’s potential “   Farmer Pat playing on the tractor 🚜#montoyaorchard, #farme...
First irrigation of the season. Water is life#montoyaorchard, #waterislife, #springtime
We are growing some chile 🌶🫑🌶#montoyaorchard, #newmexicochile, #farmlife, #springlife




#249 County Road 59
Velarde, NM