Farmer: Jay Valencia
My family comes from Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe and Taos where my great grandmother Cassie Aragon was a farmer. I've come full circle now with my return to New Mexico as practitioner of regenerative agriculture, ecological design and permaculture.
As a chef, my added experience in the food & beverage industry brings special value to our relationship. With a background in marketing, filmmaking and commercial media advertising, I bring an extra push to your business as a restaurant or retail grocery store.
We are not separate businesses, we are connected and we have to work together through active engagement and use all of our assets to find those who are looking for us. We are in a unique time and should be taking full advantage of our online partnerships.
Actively reaching out through free and affordable social media outlets is far more vital than any print or television media and just a small investment of time and money can grow your audience and customer base.
Conviviality is time shared with friends. Coming together to share a drink and good food. To relax and enjoy your surroundings.
I love being in the kitchen and don’t even have to be the one cooking.
I’m just happy to be there. It’s like being backstage at a concert. That vibe where you’re part of the life force creating the event. It’s the reason for being a part of so many different kinds of community events throughout my life. It’s the reason Permaculture means so much to me.
Food is an exploration into each others lives and cultures. It’s a bridge across otherwise challenging waters and I think it’s exciting to be in a new and unfamiliar kitchen. The sharing of ideas and insight.
I have been in the kitchen for over forty years starting with mom's big extravagant house parties and Marin County based catering company called The Bare Necessities. Since those youthful days I've worked for many international chefs and wonderful companies. From small private parties to corporate events like the X-Games, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm.
You don't need experience as a chef to use microgreens in your cooking.
I learn new ways every day still. There's no limits, just a desire to use an ingredient that brings a magnitude of health and wellness to your life.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message.
We'll find a way to work microgreens into your daily menu.
Charge your immune system and microbiome with microgreens.
You can send me a message or ask a general question regarding microgreens using this form.
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