Annual Kentucky Derby Party


Join us for our Annual Kentucky Derby Party, directly funding Mandy’s Farm services for adults with developmental disabilities. Explore the Farm and all it has to offer while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Vote for your favorite goat to win the on-site derby or purchase raffle tickets while listening to charming songs of the South. Don’t forget to wear your derby hat and fancy socks for our annual contest! Purchase your tickets and business sponsorships by visiting our ticket page here.

Hosted by the El Pastor members of the Mandy’s Farm Cabrito Club. For more information about becoming a member of the Cabrito Club, please click here.

 


Get fit with Mandy’s Farm!

Since the summer of 2017, Mandy’s Farm has been thrilled to partner with Sydney Forestal of YogaRitas and PigYoga in order to provide quality fitness classes to our service recipients and friends of the farm! With the creative talents of our intern, Caroline Spencer, we were able to put together a fun fitness video featuring the great things we’ve been working on during our classes! We hope you enjoy!



Albuquerque Lodge 60

Mandy’s Farm is thrilled to have received a Tier I grant from the local mason’s organization, Albuquerque Lodge 60, in the amount of $40,000. This grant is allocated to capacity-building in Information Technology. It will allow us to refit our IT infrastructure, replace outdated equipment, and train staff in up-to-date usage of today’s technology.  This is an incredibly generous gift and will increase our efficiency and capacity as an organization for years to come.


Sandia National Laboratories

Mandy’s Farm is proud to have received funds from Sandia National Laboratories in support of the Everyone Can Work Program.  Everyone Can Work allows adults with developmental disabilities to identify career options alongside a trained job developer, receive assistance with job applications, and get on-the-job support from trained job coaches, allowing those we serve to gain and retain employment at minimum wage and higher.


Giving Tuesday

 

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, don’t forget to get involved in #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a nationwide day of giving focused on supporting the important work happening at nonprofit organizations across the country. We invite you to support Mandy’s Farm on this day by making a monthly-recurring or one-time donation to our programs.

Find out more about Giving Tuesday here.

Support Mandy’s Farm on Giving Tuesday by donating here.


Annual Harvest Festival

Each year, Mandy’s Farm hosts a community harvest festival for all ages and abilities. Filled with food, fun, music, and seasonal activities, it’s the place to be to kick off your holiday season. This year, we are offering a variety of activities including:

  • pumpkin painting;
  • pony rides;
  • a haunted barn;
  • cake walk and bake sale;
  • local food trucks;
  • beer garden;
  • live music;
  • yoga;
  • and so much more!

This year we are also offering exclusive pre-sale VIP tickets. While entry is free, each event has a “ticket cost” where one ticket is equal to one dollar. Families and individuals who purchase an activity pass ahead of time get unlimited access to everything the farm has to offer (minus the haunted barn), without the hassle of a long line. We also encourage Mandy’s Farm supporters to consider purchasing a sponsorship, allowing your family or business to be recognized at the event, on social media, and within our annual report!

Are you interested in volunteering at the event? Fill out the volunteer sign-up form here.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Jessie Calero at Jessie@mandysfarm.org or call 505-503-1141 ext. 704.


Barbie and Friends Yoga

Join us at Mandy’s Farm for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience with Tequila Barbie (of YogaRitas and PigYoga), a local yoga pig, and the Mandy’s Farm baby goats. Led by Sydney, a local fitness expert and yoga instructor, there is no better place to be on Saturday morning. Class runs from 9:00am-10:00am and costs $15 for a reservation. Additional donations to support the work of Mandy’s Farm are appreciated!

Purchase tickets here.

There are a few spare mats on hand if you need to borrow one, and tours of Mandy’s Farm are offered following class!

Be sure to follow Tequila Barbie and Mandy’s Farm on social media!

Instagram: @mandysfarmnm, @tequilabarbieq

Facebook: @mandysfarm, @minipigyoga

This is an all-abilities event. Please email Jessie@mandysfarm.org if you require any disability-related accommodations in order to participate.


New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism

Mandy’s Farm is pleased to announce our selection as an AmeriCorps Planning Grant recipient.  This program is overseen by the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism and will prepare Mandy’s Farm to implement a full AmeriCorps program in the following cycle year.  AmeriCorps members will be brought on board to fulfill the vision of the Mandy’s Farm VAMOS (Vocational Access and Meaningful Opportunities for Success) Program.  In New Mexico, adults with developmental disabilities rely on Medicaid Waiver services to gain access to the community, remain healthy, and obtain employment.  The waiting list for these services is over a decade long, leaving thousands of vulnerable individuals without support following high school.  The goal of the VAMOS Program is to close this service gap, supporting adults with developmental disabilities and their families as they transition from high school into the workforce.  We look forward to developing our AmeriCorps program with the support of the NMCCV.


United Way of Central New Mexico

In July 2017, Mandy’s Farm was awarded a grant in the amount of $17,000 from the Community Fund through United Way to pilot the VAMOS (Vocational Access and Meaningful Opportunities for Success) Program.  This program will allow Mandy’s Farm to meet the needs of adults with disabilities in our community who have graduated high school, but are still on the waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services.