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Opening weekend for 2023 is April 1st and 2nd. We will be open for retail sales from 9-4 every weekend until July 8th and July 9th 2023.

The history of Parker’s Farm and Greenhouse goes back four generations. Bill Williams and Ada Bassett came to New Mexico with their families in 1907 from Missouri. They met and married in 1915 and acquired the ranch in Edgewood in 1932. Bill and Ada raised Charolais cattle, milked cows and raised a flock of 1000 White Leghorns. Their only daughter Gracial, married Kenneth Parker in 1939. They lived in a two-room adobe home on the ranch and had four boys:  Ancel, Eddie, Ricky and Kevin. The family left the ranch in 1954 and it was abandoned for eighteen years. Ricky came back to the ranch in 1972 and started to rebuild. Ricky met Monika in 1973 and they planted an orchard and a large vegetable garden together. They began truck farming in 1975 and sold vegetables in Albuquerque for 25 years. Ricky and Monika also raised two children, daughter Sarah born in 1980 and son Andy in 1982. Monika’s flower garden was established in 1990 eventually growing to four acres. In 1991 the family started to make the switch from vegetable farming to horticultural greenhouse production. Ricky and Monika along with their son Andy have been in the nursery business for twenty-five years.

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Ricky, Andy, and I strive to grow the best plants we can every year for the people of the East Mountains. Our goal is to help them grow beautiful gardens starting with excellent plant material.

We provide guidance and inspiration to anyone wanting to learn about gardening. We keep your personal needs and resources in mind while helping you choose the right plant for the right place. High altitude gardening has its unique challenges and we have the experience to help you meet them.

Our retail garden store will be opening April 1st and April 2nd, 2023  and will be open every Saturday and Sunday through July 8thth and 9th.  Our hours are 9 to 4.

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This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.