Farmer’s Market every Tuesday with organic produce
Hacienda de los Santos’ Ranch
There are quite a few lovely features about the town of Alamos that put it squarely in the category of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns). In our opinion, one of these is the fact that it’s home to Hacienda de Los Santos (if you’ve been here, you know what we’re talking about!)
Among the many details that make it stand out as a proud member of Mexico Boutique Hotels is its participation in the community that surrounds it. The most recent development is a Farmer’s Market, as a showcase for the amazing organic produce that grows on the Hacienda Ranch (and that’s prominently featured in the Hacienda’s restaurant.)
In the coming weeks and months, a million heirloom tomatoes will be ripening on the vine, joining the fresh carrots, tender leaves and other organic delights that are on sale in the portal of the Terracota building every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. till noon. Buyers can bring their own paper sacks, or acquire a muslin bag for $50.00 pesos (less than $4.00 USD) tote back their fine selection of produce. Consuming local produce supports the community—and is oh so very tasty. It’s all part of Hacienda’s quest to enhance everyone’s life with a little SABOR (Sustainability. Art. Biodiversity. Origin. Resources).
Making the world a better place, one good deed at a time.
Organic Farming In Action
Do you ever wonder where the produce at your favorite restaurant comes from? Who does their shopping, who planted, nurtured and picked it? Well, here’s a little something about the restaurants at Hacienda de los Santos: we have our own secret garden. Yes, we know who planted it, who nurtured it and who picked it – we did!
Our garden of Eden is called Rancho Hacienda (of course) and it’s set on a parcel of the 90 acres right next to the airport. The plants are started in our greenhouse, all from seeds – from our very OWN seeds, to be exact.
At Rancho Hacienda we decided to go organic all the way. For example, the only pesticides we use are all natural. And when we say “all natural”, we really mean it – we control pests by planting “companion plants”: sunflowers (control aphids), nasturtiums (snails and Striped Pumpkin Beetles don’t much care for them), and marigolds (eww for cabbage maggots) around the border. These we cut and use around the Hacienda for decoration, as well. The compost material we use to nourish the rich earth is all made from leftover food at the Hacienda. And we only use heirloom, organic seeds.
We can’t do all of this alone, so we’ve partnered with the wonderful Claudia Karafotos and Martín Gabriel Figueroa Martínez. The partnership shares the produce and Gabriel sells it at the Farmer’s Market on the front porch of the Hacienda de los Santos every Tuesday morning starting at 10:00 a.m. (see above).
It’s early October, and the garden is in the early stages. We’ll keep updating with new photos as it progresses, so please stay tuned!
February 12, 2011
Fiesta Buffet & Ballet Folklorico
$25 / person
tax & tip included
The best possible combination of dinner and a show: enjoy two fabulous hours of captivating performances by a professional ballet troupe of 40 dancers. Live music, gorgeous costumes and moonlight conspire with the background of the Hacienda for an unforgettable evening.
Don’t let the word “buffet” throw you off—our table is laden with choice Mexican specialties cooked over a mesquite fire:
- Brochettes of Grilled Filet Mignon and Chicken
- Sonoran Style Pork Tamales
- Ranchero Beans
- Fiesta Slaw
- Taco Salad
- Hacienda-Made tortillas
- Mexican Rice
- Tea or Coffee
Please make your reservations by calling 647-428-0222 or or contacting Elvia at
February 13th – 14th, 2011
Celebration of Love! TBA
February 25 – 27, 2011
5th Annual Alamos Silver Festival
Good food, great presentations, and best of all, you get to shop some of the most mouth-watering silver designs you’ll ever see!
There’s a reason the Camino Real ran through Alamos: back in the day, its mines made it the premier “Silver City” of Northern Mexico. We’re very excited to be a part of the celebration of the town’s glittering heyday, and invite you to stay with us and enjoy the best of Alamos and Hacienda de los Santos.
Featuring Master Silver Artists:
Emilia Castillo | Lawrence Baca | Jewels | Julio Pagliani | Ron Burhham | Noa James | Agnes Seabass | Jean-Maruice Lacroux | Damian & Alex Vazquez | Hacienda Vintage Silver | Collection | Jose Brilanti | Alejandro & Roxana Gentil | Das Lanzoloti | Douglas Magnus | Coreen Cordova | Gina Pankowski | Greg Souther