Voices de Aquí: Sharing Stories in Community

We are excited to announce that, Voices de Aquí (Voices from Here), is underway! During the Questa Farmers Market season, we’re listening together to the voices of our neighbors. Every week we listen to a different short story from our community. Even small stories hold a lot of meaning.

Over the course of the 2022 market season, we will hear a series of short stories featuring diverse, intergenerational voices from Questa and the surrounding communities. Every story is shared here on our website and broadcast weekly at Questa Farmers Market alongside performances by local musicians on Sundays.

Keep your ears out at the Farmers Market on Sundays 10 am – 2 pm and follow along here on our website and social media  – Instagram & Facebook.

Big thanks to our collaborators with Questa Farmers Market, Gaea McGahee and all the musicians at the market for allowing us to plug into their sound system to broadcast the Voices de Aquí weekly segments!

Gratitude to our funders! Voices de Aquí is supported by through LANL Foundation Community Outreach Grant, Chevron Grants for Good and Taos Community Foundation IMPACT Grant.

Photo above taken by Alejandro Avina at Questa Farmers Market 2021.

Oral History of Kate Cisneros, Part 1

Kate was born and raised in Cerro, NM, went to school in Cerro, then Questa High School, was married at 18 and soon after became a mother of two children. She worked as a cashier for much of her life and then went into cooking, which she loves. She takes seriously her responsibilities as a mother and with her volunteer work in her community. At the time of the interview, she was the co-director of the North Central NM Food Pantry.

Date of Interview: June 14, 2018
 Gaea McGahee and Claire Coté
Location: Home of Kate Cisneros, Questa
Topics: Life story, family, food pantry, community, traditional foods, family traditions, local traditions, traditional foods, food preservation, early memories, school, then and now, creativity with food