Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Kitchen Angels Home Grown New Mexico

Amy Hetager

In gratitude ~ In Memoriam

Tribute to Amy Hetager

On March 27th, our community lost an amazing woman – and an inspirational force of nature, positivity and will power – when Amy Hetager passed away from cancer. Though she had been dealing with health challenges over the past few years, Amy's outlook was contagiously optimistic and positive, as she worked to share her passion for healthy food and to bring people together to connect, learn and grow. She always had a smile on her face and continuosly rallied those around her with her 'can-do' attitude, no matter what needed to be done.

All of us here at Local Organic Meals on a Budget feel this loss deeply, as do so many people who had the honor of working with Amy, knowing her, or calling her friend. She touched our community with her generous spirit, her willingness to work hard for what she believed in, and her kind and caring nature. It has been a privilege to work with you, Amy. Thank you for your contributions to LOMB, Home Grown New Mexico, and all the other projects you've sown seeds for, tended so lovingly and watched sprout and grow.

You won't be forgotten, and every new season will bring memories of you, and all you gave during your all too brief time with us.


Thanks for supporting LOMB's cooking classes!

We had a great third season of local, organic cooking classes and will be taking a hiatus until the Spring. Please check the website in May to find out the latest news from LOMB.

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Kitchen Angels, the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute and Home Grown New Mexico


LOMB Cooking class DVDs: $15 and fabulous!

Easy meals in 30 minutes!

If you can't attend our cooking classes in person, we now have a selection of them to sell on DVD. These videos capture the informal yet informational class experience, with close-ups, recipes, and lots of useful tips from the chefs and class participants.

With 7 different classes to choose from, you're sure to find a topic that will inspire your cooking creativity and healthy eating habits. Great gifts!

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Cooking classes

Santa Fe cooking classes with local and organic ingredients

Santa Fe chefs teach you how to cook with local, seasonal foods – for less.

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Santa Fe cooking classes with local and organic ingredients

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Santa Fe cooking classes with local and organic ingredients

Find low cost, delicious meal ideas and learn how to save money on food.

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Fun classes, seasonal recipes & tips you'll use

Our first class on June 1, 2011

Many people want to include more organic and local foods in their meals, but feel it’s not within their budget. We’ll show you how to shop for and prepare delicious local, seasonal meals – for less!

Eating organic and locally grown foods has a long list of benefits: it’s good for your health, the planet and the local economy. Educate yourself so you can make healthier choices. Our classes consist of a cooking demonstration for a main dish, with ideas for suggested sides and desserts, along with recipes, useful information on where to buy ingredients locally, how to save money, nutritional facts, how to eat healthier and much more.


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Easy meals in 30 minutes!

Our tasty, informative classes are limited to 55 people per class, so you must register and pre-pay to save your spot. Sign up online or call Kitchen Angels at 505-471-7780 to reserve a space and drop off your payment before class.

Every class is different with NEW recipes! Classes run approximately 90 minutes, are $22 each and take place at The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe. Class fees are non-refundable.

Classes are free to WIC & EBT clients – please call Mae at Kitchen Angels at 505-471-7780 to reserve your space.

  • Location: The Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe
  • Classes: Each 3rd Wednesday of the month, June through Dec. • 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • You must register in advance for each class. Class fees are non-refundable.
  • Please arrive 20 mins. early to sign in, enjoy an appetizer and to start class on time.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, presenters and topics may change without notice.