Salman Raspberry Ranch In The News

Salman Ranch has wonderful horse hay for sale, filled with three different types of grass and alfalfa.  It sells for $8.00 a bale.

Use Harvest Time to Grab Kids’ Interest in Gardening – and Eating Right

One of my favorite memories with my husband and daughter was a trip to Salman Raspberry Ranch near Mora, N.M. , to pick our own raspberries. Despite the heat and bees, we all had a great time! And she enjoyed helping me preserve the fruit and find recipes for enjoying our bushels of fresh raspberries, which were so much fresher than any we could ever purchase in the store. Read more »

Salman raspberry fields a slice of ‘heaven’

LA CUEVA – When Michael Weathers gazes down the rows of leafy, green plants that make up the Salman Raspberry Ranch, you can almost see the tension dissolve into the muddy ground under his feet. “When I’m out here by myself, it feels so good,” he said. “I feel alive. No memories. This is heaven.” Read more »

Day Trip to Salman Raspberry Ranch

From mid-to-late August and through October (until the first crippling frost) is prime pickin’ season at Salman Raspberry Ranch! And it makes for a perfect, easy day trip, only an hour and twenty minute drive from downtown Santa Fe, north through Las Vegas to La Cueva. They are also within easy reach of Taos, and the Enchanted Circle Scenic Route. Read more »


There is a wonderful u-pick raspberry ranch in northern New Mexico. It's Salman Raspberry Ranch. It has a short picking season(but oh so worth it!), from September to the middle of October or the first hard freeze. Read more »

Leave No Child Inside

The growing movement to reconnect children and nature, and to battle "nature deficit disorder" Read more »

Berry Stop

A trip to the Salman Ranch Store feels a bit like wandering into Oleson’s general store in Little House on the Prairie. Read more »

Raspberry Romp

If summer has a taste, it's locked deep inside a fat, juicy red raspberry, plucked straight off the vine. And every year, Salman Ranch, said to be northern New Mexico's one and only U-pick berry farm, welcomes help with harvesting its 5 acres. Late summer is the best time to spend a morning filling a bucket in the green fields flanked by a mesa on one side and an 1863 hacienda on the other. Read more »

Raspberry Rendezvous

We go to the Salman Ranch almost every year. When our schedule allows, and frosts don't hit too early, a trip to Mora for raspberries is part of our New Mexico fall routine. Read more »

Fall Harvest in New Mexico

We often have lunch or a snack at the Ranch Café, which make a delicious raspberry milkshake. In the gift shop, one can buy berries, jam, raspberry vinegar and more. And it always seems to be a gorgeous, sunny day for pickin Read more »

Tidbits: New Mexico

Built in the 1870s, La Cueva Mill in Mora County (pop. 5,180) supplied flour to nearby Fort Union. The gristmill continued to grind grain and produce electricity until 1949. Today, the restored mill is part of the Salman Raspberry Ranch, which has grown raspberries since 1982. Read more »

Media Inquiries

If you need assistance with information related to Salman Ranch, please contact:

Frances Koenig, Managing General Partner
(575) 387-2900

Telling A Story

Numerous articles have been written about various aspects of Salman Ranch and the La Cueva Historic Site.  All who visit are captured by one or more of its photographic subjects:

  • The quaint Store housed in the old Mercantile Building
  • The U Pick It Raspberry Field ladden with delicious red berries
  • The Acequia which winds through the Grist Mill and under the highway near the Cafe and the Nursery
  • The abundance of plant life in the Garden
  • The Mission Church of San Rafael with its cathederal windows and its historic simplicity

Depending upon the pleasure of the authors, various aspects of this historic setting have been chosen by them to share with their readers.