"El Campo": Farms, Milpas, Fields, and Ranches
August 4th - October 31st
"El Campo" will focus on the farms, milpas, ranches, and growing fields all over Mexico. Its fertile lands give way to some incredible produce. Vegetables will take the main stage as beef, water fowl, and crab take a supporting role.
The milpa itself is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica. It has been most extensively described in the Yucatán peninsula area of Mexico. The word milpa is derived from the Nahuatl word phrase mil-pa, which translates into "maize field." The symbiotic relationship between different vegetables and greens crate the perfect environment for stellar flavors to bloom.
The concept of milpa is a sociocultural construct rather than simply a system of agriculture. It involves complex interactions and relationships between farmers, as well as distinct personal relationships with both the crops and land.