Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The February 11 workshop drew over 30 LOCAL farmers and community supporters AND a SURPRISE visitor who drove 6 hours from Lubbock Texas just to join us with a few words of encouragement from Triumph Seeds -- Michelle Harre.

The seed breeders at Triumph say they see good possibilities ahead for our New Mexico sunflower project..........................


Pena Blanca Sunflowers has committed to the 2013 project IF we can get 30 acres committed by March 30!

A word about water: the sunflower crop will require 5 to 7 irrigations between May and August.  Most hay growers water every 15 days between mid-April and mid-October ----- check the math....... and consider becoming an OILGROWER.

Blooming sunflowers remind us all to LOOK UP --- (it keeps us from goin' down......)

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Farmers and Land Owners/Managers  in Pena Blanca, Sile, Bernalillo, and Santo Domingo, Cochiti, San Felipe and Santa Ana Pueblos are invited to attend a workshop to learn the results of last year's hybrid Sunflower crop.

WHO made money?
WHAT did we learn?
WHEN will we plant more sunflowers?
WHERE will this beautiful crop be seen growing in 2013?
WHY is there so much excitement over Pena Blanca Sunflowers?

NMSU extension agents will present the answers to these and other questions.

The owner of the newly registered company  "Pena Blanca Sunflowers" will SHOW and TELL
the results of the processing, packaging and selling of last summer's crop of black oil seed and will present the opportunity to sign growers' contracts ON THE SPOT for 2013 !

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Here's where to purchase our locally grown black oil sunflower seed for wild bird feeding:
Affiliates of La Montanita Co-op in Los Alamos, Gallup, Santa Fe and Albuquerque
And the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise in Santa Fe

Please call us if you find an empty shelf!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Festival of the Cranes

Greetings! The harvest is in progress and we are very excited seeing all the sunflower seeds stacking up! 

The Sunflower Project will be attending the 25th Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache this year selling, you guessed it, bird seed! We will be there on Friday, November 16th to Sunday, November 18th.

Check out the Festival of the Cranes website to see all the interesting events going on that weekend.

Of course, no one could witness this great event if not for the Bosque del Apache wildlife reserve.

See you there!! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thank you Jane Moorman of NMSU Communications for producing this video of the First Annual Sunflower Festival: