Graves Farm and Garden

6265 Graves Road
Roswell, NM 88201


Our goal is to satisfy each and every customer with our top quality, home grown, farm fresh produce — and to give our customers that down-home, family feeling. We are a 4th generation family farm! So, we mean it when we say, “Our Chile roots run deep.”


Thomas Graves and Bessie Williams married in 1910. They moved to Kenna, New Mexico by covered wagon, where they settled on Government granted land that was earned after developing it for seven years. They had three sons Howard, Hughs Earl. In 1936, they moved to Roswell and settled the first homestead of Graves Farm. Thomas retired in the mid 1950's so his oldest son Howard and youngest son Earl followed in their father's footsteps by continuing to run the family farm.

Earl was born here in Roswell in 1933 to Thomas and Bessie Graves. He grew up running the farm with his oldest brother Howard Graves, and in 1964 partnered a farm with Howard and Howard's son Lynn. He married Pat Williams in 1951, they had three children Patricia, James and Sherrie. Later, he married Roetta Pickering in 1963, two years later they had their youngest son  Steven Graves.

Out of his four children his oldest son James (Buz) Graves took an interest in the farm, he began working along his father's side until Earl's passing in 1992. James (Buz) started farming as a young boy and continued well on into his adult life. In 1981 he married Ronda Bare. They have three sons together Daniel, Zachary and Andrew.

Growing up on the farm the boys were taught the ways of farming as James (Buz) had been taught by his father and grandfather. The family now runs 600+ acres of farmland, growing mostly alfalfa, chile, and produce for the local community. He and Ronda together with their family have worked diligently over the years to achieve the ultimate goal of the farm.

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