December 4, 2020 | KRQE – Ribbon-cutting at Zocalo Lofts at 4th + Coal, where La Esquinita is located!
December 7, 2020 | Albuquerque Journal – “When we talk about reimagining the food economy, what we’re really talking about is reimagining New Mexico,”
October 19, 2020 | KRQE – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s first permanent food truck park is set to officially open this Friday, Oct. 23 and feature a variety of local vendors. The park comes as another expansion project of the La Esquinita marketplace, and from the Barelas Community Coalition, which is its parent organization.
October 10, 2020 | KRQE – Gracias for the support, KRQE!
October 11, 2020 – "While the pandemic made our vulnerabilities glaringly obvious, our strengths and keys to a stronger future became more visible too. We found them in existing relationships, newly created partnerships, and in pulling together and pivoting resources in ways that not only met the moment but lay the groundwork for longer-term resiliency."
September 30, 2020 | Forward Cities – Acknowledgements: This blog post is amended from an original article The Farm Stand & Market at La Esquinita: A Multi-CSA Outlet for Green Fire Times published on September 2, 2020 written by Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers and Marketing Manager for New Mexico Harvest Kyle Malone and edited by ESHIP Rio Grande Local Director Erin Ortigoza. It prominently features and weaves in excerpts from an interview with Barelas Community Coalition Executive Director, Cristina Rogers, facilitated by Lucy Foma - Senior Planner with Santa Fe County Growth Management Department. In this interview, we learn about connections through food distribution, community revitalization and entrepreneurship in the time of COVID-19 in order to, “Get people fed and keep farmers farming!”
January 22, 2020 | What's Up ABQ – For Burqenos, which neighborhood we live in is almost as important as that serious question we ask all our guests on the show. Almost. That said, so many of us know all too well the hustle and grind which defines in our minds whether we rent or own our home. But what if we had more local options? Enter Johanna Gilligan of Homewise. Homewise's efforts right here in town help make the all-important distinction between renting and owning (while still being able to afford to live). Their team is bringing real resources to the table for ordinary folks who are trying to live their best lives. I mean, hell, after talking we're interested in using their services! But it's not all real estate either. Johanna and Homewise are also actively exploring ways to revitalize historic neighborhoods, all the while finding that balance between civic facelifts and gentrification.
November 25, 2019 | KRQE – New Mexico investing millions in MainStreet programs across the state - including Barelas!
November 25, 2019 | NM Main Street - Facebook Page – Barelas Main Street wins $100K NM Main Street Great Blocks grant! Funds will be used for "shovel ready" designs for the three blocks on historic 4th St from Coal Ave. to Hazeldine.
September 4, 2019 | KRQE – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Barelas is a historic part of Albuquerque, but as many of the original businesses have closed or moved on, the community is working to revitalize the area.