LOCAL Picuris Pueblo Charcoal
Pick up a bag of LOCAL Picuris Pueblo natural charcoal for grilling season, $12.99 for an 8lb bag while supplies last. Support local and make your grilling extra tasty while you’re at it!
Nestled in a setting of serene beauty in what is known as the “Hidden Valley” of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Picuris Pueblo is one of the oldest American Indian villages, consistently inhabited since about 1000 C.E. Once one of the largest northern pueblos, today the Picuris population has shrunk to just 350. Largely responsible for this decline is the period of revolt from 1680-1696, when all of the Pueblos fought the Spanish conquerors for their land and their autonomy. Picuris remains one of the most isolated of the Rio Grande villages.
Abiding by the Tribal principle of giving back to Mother Nature before you receive, the Pueblo’s Forestry Department is currently focused on sustainable forests, restoration and working towards a better quality of life for all species. By cutting invasive plants and hazardous growth and utilizing all slash and biomass for restoration, the Forestry Department is greatly decreasing the threat of catastrophic wild fires. Picuris charcoal is a product of the Pueblo’s commitment to forest restoration. Made from natural wood, it burns hotter and cleaner than briquette charcoal. Because there are no chemical additives, it enhances the natural flavors in your food while adding no chemical flavor of its own.
Now the Tribe is positioned as the premier source for all-natural wood charcoal in north-central New Mexico. Picuris will continue to focus on forest restoration to preserve the environment and benefit local residents and communities.
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