My husband Hutch and I plant and raise our own crops on Hutch’s land in Santa Clara Pueblo.  We both agree on carrying on our families agricultural traditions.   We farm much as our Ancestors did, without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and our beef is grass fed. 

Almost  all ingredients I use in my meals are home-grown.  Crops such as chili, chico corn, various types of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.  are canned, dried, or frozen. The preparation steps that culminate with the feast day meal are taken throughout the year with intent and design.  It is the planting, the nurturing during the growing season, the harvesting , the storing and preserving of foods and then preparing the food for the feast meal with ingredients are as fresh as they can be.