Discover one of El Paso's hidden treasures, Bodega Loya, which sits just 20 minutes from downtown El Paso.

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Located off the historic Mission Trail in Socorro's booming art district, Bodega Loya embraces its history as it looks to the future while giving agriculture and local artists a seat at the farm table.

Bodega Loya is much more than a farm, it's also an art gallery, gift shop, and a cafe offering the perfect nook for a meetup or a day spent with your favorite book while sipping on a freshly slow-pressed juice made by barista Amanda Berlin.

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Formerly Sarah Farm and made up of original adobe homes, the charming family farm that dates back to the 1890s has gone through a transformation by retrofitting its adobe homes and dairy farm area.

The sprawling space now accommodates dozens of artists, a coffee & juice bar, a refurbished adobe fire pit, and a place to score locally sourced produce and products.

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Over the last few years, Marty Loya, who grew up on the farm, and her husband Ralph have been working in their spare time to bring the farm back to life, finally opening to the public last April.

Since opening, Bodega Loya was awarded the USDA plaque for being one of the oldest farms in the region and has also received grants and is working on an initiative to promote healthy eating via education.

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Apart from its historical roots, the farm grows some seriously beautiful and fragrant bounty, including purple carrots, cilantro, Swiss chard, tomatoes, arugula, spring mix, radishes, mushrooms, and asparagus.

Patrons will also find a variety of herbs from mint to chives, teas, pecans, local Licon and Green Ingredient cheeses, figs, flowers, duck and chicken eggs, and so much more.

Bodega Loya even donates their expired batch to the El Paso Zoo and then buys back the compost keeping it genuinely local.

Looking to its future, Marty and Ralph are actively expanding their farm by planting new fruit trees, acquiring a new greenhouse, and hiring more help. If all goes well, they eventually plan on quitting their day jobs to focus entirely on Bodega Loya.

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Until then, I highly recommend you venture out one weekend to discover one of the city's most organic and creative spaces, which, thanks to the Loya's labor of love, is introducing its history, agriculture, and our local artists to a whole new generation.

Bodega Loya

  • 10257 Socorro Rd. Socorro, Texas 79927

Hours:

  • Friday :12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday :10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday (Fall & Winter): 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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