Blue Corn Polenta & Red Chile Squash

Supporting Seed Sovereignty!

What Makes Your Cooking Experience Unique:

LEARN: We’ll discuss how Seed Sovereignty is the right of a farmer to save, use, exchange, and sell their own seeds. When farmers save seeds, the seeds become strong, resilient, and able flourish in challenging environments. The blue corn flour that we will be using is a result of generations saving precious seeds! 

THE RECIPE: No matter you’re skill level, you’ll learn how to make a creamy & smooth porridge (or polenta) with the blue corn flour, butter, and salt. Then we’ll make calabacitas, a classic New Mexican dish, of sautéed mixture of squash, corn, onions, and we’ll add a some red chile for some spice.

MEET THE FARMER: You’ll hear from esteemed farmer and mentor to many, Lorenzo Candelaria, a 7th generation farmer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lorenzo has collected blue corn seeds from different Indigenous pueblos around New Mexico and planted them in his South Valley farm, creating a drought-resistant crop that thrives in our increasingly dry desert environment. Every season Lorenzo completes the lengthy process of hulling, roasting, and grinding his blue corn into flour. His unique blue corn seeds carry the history & stories of the people who have shared their seeds with him.

What’s Included in the Ingredient Kit?

Recipe kit ingredients make enough for 4 servings 

Every participant will receive:

  • Lorenzo’s blue corn flour
  • New Mexico red chile powder
  • Onion
  • Squash
  • Corn
  • Stock
  • A whisk

Recipe ingredients not included in box:

  • Butter or oil 
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Salt

How it Works:

  • Price: $129 per household, which includes the class instruction, ingredient kit, shipping, and tax
  • Length: This experience is 90 minutes long, including time for cooking and team-building activities
  • Dietary Needs: We can accommodate some dietary restrictions in the ingredients kits, but will also provide suggestions for at-home substitutions 
  • Platform: Classes are held on Zoom (or we can use your desired platform)
  • Shipping: Classes will need to be booked at least 2 weeks in advance for adequate shipping time
  • If you have any questions, please email