For organic regenerative agriculture, fair trade,
social justice, sustainable living and sustainable production
EDUCATIONAL RANCH VÍA ORGÁNICA
Producing food is a job that requires a lot of responsibility, respect, and recognition. That is why this Rancho-Escuela emerged as a space for experimentation and demonstration precisely to make visible the work of women and men who provide us with food every day. In addition, it has allowed us to know the factors involved in the production of vegetables and animal products origin. From the seeds that are used for sowing, to the processes in the dishes that are offered in the restaurant.
For this reason, this space has been a constant educational classroom where we learn by doing and testing agroecological techniques or methodologies. Bringing this information closer through guided tours, educational workshops or interactive activities has been one of the main objectives in this project.
More than 18,000 visitors have received more information about the origin of their food in the agroecological park, we have developed more than 350 workshops with regenerative agriculture themes, more than 30,000 agaves established for soil regeneration and fodder use.
Start this year by visiting the agroecological park project in the Jalpa Valley in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Put together your package: you may include delicious food options with nixtamalized corn tortillas and fresh salads from our garden. Experience your guided tour visiting all areas of the ranch and learn how the farm works. If you’d like, you can choose to stay in one of our adobe cabins and end the day with a campfire in the gazebo.
*Ask about the hiking activity, bike tour and picnic at the viewpoint.
Start the year with a unique experience with your family or with your school. Your visit supports environmental education.
Billion Agave Project
Meet Our Producers
El Cortijo Estate
This project arose more than 30 years ago in a semi-arid area as a family initiative with all its members participating in soil and water conservation work. They are suppliers of mesquite flour, medicinal herbs, mesquite honey, mesquite handicrafts, xoconostle liquor, and prickly pear in different seasons of the year.
Mrs. Virgina Velazquez Jiménez, project leader, inspires us with her work, rescuing the mesquite as a soil regenerator and a super food through the flour obtained from the ripe pods. They also promote a grinding festival in the pod harvest season.
Visit their project, you can find them at www.predioelcortijo.com and their products at the Vía Orgánica store.
Recipes from the Ranch
– 1 large bunch of ripe mesquite pods
– Piloncillo to taste
– Cinnamon to taste
– 1 cup of nixtamalized corn
– Water, as necessary
Boil the mesquites to soften the pulp . In another pot, boil 2 liters of water with cinnamon and piloncillo (unrefined brown sugar). Dissolve the corn dough and squeeze the mesquites to extract the pulp and add to the water with the help of a strainer, bring to a boil and taste the mesquite pulp according to taste.
Your delicious and special atole for winter should be ready and nutritious!
January 26: World Environmental Education Day
The purpose of celebrating World Environmental Education Day is to raise awareness about the problem, not only globally, but also locally. Environmental Education must be a continuous and permanent process that must be adapted to the needs of each era, responding to the crises that affect the planet. In honor of this date, we recommend the documentary: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet , available on Netflix.
DON’T FORGET TO VISIT US!
Remember that we are open from 8 am to 6 pm
Carretera México/ Querétaro, turnoff to Jalpa, km 9
Agroecological Park Vía Orgánica.
For information on our products, seeds and harvest,
call our store at 442 757 0490.
Every Saturday and Sunday nixtamalized tortilla with Creole and local corn!
Enjoy our sweet and sour kale chips for children and not so children!