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VINAIGRETTE

Santa Fe, NM

LOS POBLANOS

Albuquerque, NM

Protecting the Colorado River

© Erika Nortemann/TNC

If you live in the Southwest, the Colorado River flows into your life every day, supplying drinking water for more than 33 million people and irrigating 4 million acres of farmland, including roughly 15 percent of the crops grown in the United States. Find out how we're giving back to this life-giving river.

Some Like It Hot

Get an Inside Look at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market

Chiles in Santa Fe. © MyEyeSees

Santa Fe is famous for its bustling art scene and signature Southwest architecture. But the city is also a culinary hotspot (think chiles) with richly diverse food that's spicy, delicious ... and creative.

The year-round Santa Fe Farmers' Market supports this local food scene and is one of the most widely recognized markets in the U.S. More than 150 active vendors sell foods grown right in northern New Mexico.

We connected with Robert Ross, Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute president, to learn why the market is so popular—and what he makes with chiles.

Get the scoop.

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