Nearly 80 percent of Americans shopped for groceries online during the pandemic, and studies suggest this trend is here to stay. Whether out of necessity or convenience, local delivery services have also sprung up and grown more significant during the pandemic. This guide can help readers keep their dollars local and support small farmers, producers, and businesses in New Mexico. From vegetables to meat and from pantry staples to coffee and tea, all of these featured services have online ordering with delivery or shipping options around the state.
Service: Online general store specializing in regionally produced dry goods and shipping statewide.
Products: Beans, chicos, flour, chile, honey, tea, jam, and spirulina sprinkles.
Worth noting: Stokli sources products within a four-hundred-mile radius of their home base in Santa Fe. They are a membership-based service that allows small producers to keep 100 percent of their retail price. For transparency, Stokli tracks its producers’ profits in real time on their website.
New Mexico Harvest
Service: Local produce and products delivered in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Products: Produce, meat, dairy, eggs, grains, beans, coffee, pantry items, kombucha, and even fine chocolate and spices.
Worth noting: New Mexico Harvest (formerly Beneficial Farms) is like a virtual farmers market. Their online marketplace introduces shoppers to the farm and production practice—and sometimes the history—behind every product. In their spin on a CSA model, members make upfront investments that guarantee support of participating farmers. Your active farm account is your ongoing pledge to support local producers.
Ohori’s Coffee Roasters
Service: Monthly or bimonthly coffee bean subscription service shipping statewide; curbside pickup and in-house delivery in Santa Fe.
Product: Ethically sourced Arabica coffee beans from around the world.
Worth noting: Ohori’s has been roasting coffee in small batches for thirty-five years. For each thirty-pound batch, their roasters track aroma, color, and temperature. Their coffee is roasted by hand, eye, and ear, not computer. For a limited time, receive 15% off the coffees of your choice when you join the subscription service for one year.
Service: Monthly tea subscription shipping statewide.
Products: Loose leaf teas from around the world, many of which are blended by hand in their store.
Worth noting: ArtfulTea offers nearly one hundred different kinds of loose leaf tea, as well as a range of fine teaware and accessories to help you prepare the perfect cup. Beginning as an online business, ArtfulTea grew into a retail shop in Santa Fe. They carefully package every tea by hand to ensure that their luxury loose leaf tea is as beautifully presented as it is tasty. Their blog features lots of tea history, education, and recipes.
Service: One-stop grocery delivery in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces areas.
Product: In addition to over one hundred grocery items, Skarsgard’s chef Julian Griego creates value-added items like sauces and dressings, meal kits, and prepared meals.
Worth noting: Skarsgard Farms works with a regional community, inclusive of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Mexico, so that their members can receive certified organic produce all year long. All orders are fully customizable, and offerings include bakery items, beverages, meat, dairy, eggs, pantry items, fruits, and vegetables.
Service: Local produce and products delivered in Santa Fe.
Product: Seasonal produce, eggs, coffee, bread, and other local products.
Worth noting: Squash Blossom works with over twenty small-scale family farms across New Mexico who use traditional, low-impact farming practices. All their food is harvested per order, every week of the year. The selection in their Blossom Bags changes weekly based on seasonal availability, and you can customize with additional products. Weekly, bimonthly, and monthly subscriptions are available.
Desert Spoon Food Hub
Service: Local produce and products delivered in Las Cruces and El Paso.
Product: Produce, nuts, grains, quail eggs, mushrooms, and local food artisan products.
Worth noting: Desert Spoon is a nonprofit food hub serving the Paso del Norte region, where the decline in small farms has resulted in a lack of access to healthy food. Their model supports small-scale farmers as well as the health of the community; the donations-supported Food Project currently provides 168 families in need with access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Subscriptions start with a weekly farm box, and items can be added. Their website is also an excellent resource for recipes and inspiration for all your veggies.
Beck & Bulow
Service: All kinds of meat straight to your door with statewide delivery.
Product: New Mexico–raised bison and beef, along with high-quality elk, lamb, wild boar, chicken, duck, and salmon.
Worth noting: Beck & Bulow applies strict criteria when sourcing meat. In addition to being of premium quality, all the meat that they source and sell is raised humanely, with no antibiotics or hormones. They also have hundreds of recipes on their website to help you get creative.