Annual Harvest Festival

Join Mandy’s Farm for fun on the farm this fall!

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 petting zoo;
  • a haunted barn;
  • cake walk and bake sale;
  • local food trucks;
  • beer garden;
  • live music;
  • live aerial performances;
  • and so much more!

While entry is free, each event has a “ticket cost” where one ticket is equal to one dollar. Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization based out of the South Valley of Albuquerque. Throughout the year we support over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as they navigate independent living, community involvement, and employment. We 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! Sponsorships allow us to continue to provide outstanding services for adults with developmental disabilities in our community throughout the year. To purchase a sponsorship, visit the following web page:

https://mandysfarm.networkforgood.com/events/8198-annual-harvest-festival

Are you interested in volunteering at the event? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at jeb@mandysfarm.org.

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

 


Mandy’s Farm Receives FTA Transportation Funding through 5310 Grant

Mandy’s Farm is pleased to continue its partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Authority through participation in their 5310 programs.

By the end of 2018, Mandy’s Farm is scheduled to receive $76,445.60 dollars in ADA-accessible vehicles through the 5310 program. Additionally, Mandy’s Farm has been recommended to receive an additional $119,028.00 dollars in ADA-accessible vehicles during 2019.

Mandy’s Farm was recently awarded the 2017 New Mexico Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities System of the Year award, recognizing our excellence in providing transportation to adults with developmental disabilities in Bernalillo County.


Sandia National Laboratories

Mandy’s Farm is proud to have received funding from Sandia National Laboratories for the second year running. This year, Sandia chose to invest $10,000 in our VAMOS Program, an employment preparation program for individuals with developmental disabilities who are navigating the transition from school to adulthood while still on the waiting list for Medicaid Waiver services. The VAMOS Program allows these individuals and their families to access eight weeks of programming designed to increase job skills, develop their resume, participate in a 40-hour paid internship, and so much more.


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.