Coronavirus: Information, Resources, and Updates for New Mexico’s Local Food and Farming Community

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Farmers' Market and Vendor Guidelines During COVID-19 Crisis

Read the September 15, 2021, Public Health Order here.

Read the August 17, 2021, Public Health Order here

Read the May 21, 2021, COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers here.

New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program

If you are a grower interested in selling your locally grown food to New Mexico schools, senior centers or early childhood sites, consider becoming an Approved Supplier. Deadlines (to be confirmed) for the FY22-23 school year are:

  • Priority deadline: March 1, 2022. For returning vendors and open to new vendors, Vendors will be approved to sell by June 1, 2022.
  • Secondary deadline: June 1, 2022. Vendors will be approved by September 1, 2022.
  • Rolling Approval deadline: Available to prospective vendors on a case-by-case basis.

If you will be selling to the schools during the 2022-2023 school year as a NEW vendor, you must complete an approved food safety training course. See a list of training options here.

After completing an approved food safety training course, you can apply to become an Approved Supplier by using one of these applications:

English – Individual

English – Food Hub

Spanish – Individual

Spanish – Food Hub

Visit the NM Grown page for more information and download the Approved Supplier Program Packet for a program overview.

These resources are also available on the PED website

For more information contact:
Sophia Rose
Farmer Programs Coordinator
(304) 646-8291

Better Process Control School for Low-Acid and Acidified Foods course offered in Spanish

October 19, 2021

New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host an online certification Better Process Control School for Low-Acid and Acidified Foods co...