Chicos del horno, an heirloom white flint that has been roasted overnight in adobe ovens, is laid under the sun to dry. This native land race corn is cultivated by Chicana/o acequia farmers at an elevation of about 8,000 ft. above sea level in southern Colorado, in the headwaters of the Rio Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande).  

Chicos del horno, an heirloom white flint that has been roasted overnight in adobe ovens, is laid under the sun to dry. This native land race corn is cultivated by Chicana/o acequia farmers at an elevation of about 8,000 ft. above sea level in southern Colorado, in the headwaters of the Rio Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande).

 

During the annual adobe over roast of native corn (horneada) in San Luis, Colorado (USA), Fabian Quintana, son of a Chicana land grant heir mother and a P'urhepecha father, gets this first taste of chicos corn.

During the annual adobe over roast of native corn (horneada) in San Luis, Colorado (USA), Fabian Quintana, son of a Chicana land grant heir mother and a P'urhepecha father, gets this first taste of chicos corn.