Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Finding a Bluebird of Happiness.

Byline: Sharon Niederman For the Journal

* Woman leaves venture capital's fast track to live as a Ranchos de Taos organic herb farmer and product producer

Cathy Cronin wasn't always an organic-herb farmer living in Ranchos de Taos. The proprietor of Bluebird Herb Farm followed her bliss from Manhattan hallways of international finance to Albuquerque, Denver, and finally, northern New Mexico, where since 1998 she has been cultivating rosemary and basil with the devoted attention she once gave to reaping the fields of venture capital.

Within two days of reading a September 1998 magazine ad offering a Taos herb farm for sale, Cronin, 51, was in Taos negotiating purchase of the property. She eventually bought the farm assets but not the farm itself. …

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