By: Berlin Arellano
I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. Spent most of my early career in the medical field as a Newborn Hearing Screen Coordinator. Due to some medical issues that my husband has, we had decided to pack up our belongings and take a tour of the national parks before his condition worsened. On our first weekend out we were in a head on collision. Because of this setback we ended up in Tucumcari, NM where we could mend our wounds and heal. While here, I joined the Beginning Farmers program and was partnered with Darrell and Sally Baker from Genesis Gardens Homestead as my mentors for the grow season of 2018.
In 2019 I moved to Mora, NM and joined the Los De Mora Local Producers Co-Op. In the summer of 2020 I established B’s Produce LLC and continue to work with Sally and Darrell taking produce we grow in Tucumcari to the Las Vegas Farmers Market and Mora Co-Op. I currently serve as a board member for both the Tri-County Farmers Market in Las Vegas and the Los de Mora Co-Op. My main interests are farming, cooking, and music. My long term career goals are to take my interests and hobbies and make them into a profitable business that will bring people together and build new traditions. I look forward to working with the OC Community which can help build those bridges between our local growers and the communities we serve; and in doing so engage a new generation of growers.