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

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Announcements

Registration Open for 2024 Local Food Connects Conference in Santa Fe

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Monday, January 22, 2024: The NMFMA's Local Food Connects 26th Annual Conference will be held on March 6-8, 2024, in person at the Santa Fe Community College. We will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across the state for three days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration. (NOTE: Wednesday, March 6 is only for new market managers AND Double Up Food Bucks & FreshRx outlets.)

Learn More & Register...


Approved Supplier Program Application and Review Process to Undergo Overhaul


New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program logoMonday, November 27, 2023: To bring a better experience to food producers across the state, the New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program applications are being temporarily paused until early 2024. We look forward to bringing you a new way to apply for or renew your ASP certification in the coming months, giving you easier access to buyers and organizations across the state.

If you are a farmer, rancher, food hub or distributor manager, or buyer within the state, please contact Sheena Tallis-Tallman with any questions about participating in the Approved Supplier Program. We look forward to announcing our new online application portal in early 2024.


Market Data Forms Are Available Now

Every year, the NMFMA collects and compiles information from farmers' markets, mobile markets, farm stands, and CSAs about their customer and vendor counts, sales, fees, etc. This information is critical for showing the growth of markets and the impact they have on their communities and local agriculture. It's helpful for markets to self-evaluate and improve, and we share the data with legislators to garner support for markets around the state.

  • Check out the "How-To" Guides to make this process as easy as possible. 
  • Submit your Market Data Survey online or you can print, fill out, and mail it to us.
  • Submission Deadline is December 31, 2023.  

These surveys are required to be completed by all NMFMA member farmers' markets, mobile markets, farm stands, and CSAs that receive grant funding from the NMFMA and/or those who participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program. 

Learn more about collecting and submitting your Market Data here!



Member Survey

Your feedback is important to us. This survey is optional but encouraged! Let us know how we served you this year and how we can improve next year. The deadline to complete this survey is on December 31, 2023.

Complete the online and anonymous Member Survey here!


New Mexico Grown Coalition Website Launches

We're excited to announce that the New Mexico Grown website is LIVE!

Laptop computer showing the New Mexico Grown websiteNew Mexico Grown is a program that works with local farmers, ranchers, and food businesses to connect them to people in our state. When local food producers can sell their fruits, vegetables, and meat to preschools, K-12 schools, senior centers, and food banks, it helps communities stay healthy and self-reliant.

The New Mexico Grown Coalition is a network of public institutions, community-based organizations, and individuals working together to strengthen community food systems (production, access, and education) across the state.

Learn more by visiting NewMexicoGrown.org today!


2023 New Mexico "Local" Food Guide Now Available

The new "Local" food guide in print and full color, available at farmers markets and other outlets statewide!Hot off the press, the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is pleased to release our 2023 Local New Mexico Food Guide! Grab your copy today, or download a digital version, and learn where to find the best, locally grown food in your communities. Inside, you’ll find:

Directory of all local food outlets, including their hours of operation and accepted food programs such as SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, and Senior Nutrition programs.

  • New ways to Expand Your Flavor Horizons with new foods to try on Page 8
  • Meet New Mexico’s various growers bringing you fresh flavors on Page 10
  • The health benefits of a variety of rainbow-colored fruits and vegetables on Page 12
  • Where you can spend your SNAP Double Up Food Bucks at New Mexico outlets throughout the state on Pages 16-29!

Traveling this summer? The Local Food Guide is the perfect companion for summer road trips to visit the best farmers’ markets throughout the Land of Enchantment to bring local flavors from farms to your plate!

Visit our consumer website to download a digital copy today!

Want your own printed copy of our 2023-24 Local Food Guide?
Ask for it at your local farmers’ market, farm stand, CSA, or other food outlets!
Community partners can contact the NMFMA to request copies (while supplies last).


FY24 Approved Supplier Program Meat Vendor Applications Now OPEN

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FY24 Approved Supplier Program Meat Vendor Applications Are Now open! If you wish to sell meat products including beef, bison, lamb/mutton, or pork to schools, preschools, senior centers, or food banks, APPLY NOW! 


  • NEW Meat Vendors:  [ENGLISH | SPANISH
  • Returning Meat Vendors
    (those who have been NM Grown Approved Supplier meat vendors during the current year, Fiscal Year 2023):  [ENGLISH | SPANISH

Deadlines for Meat Vendor applications for Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) are: 

  • May 31, 2023: Meat vendors who submit their application by May 31, 2023 will be approved for sales to schools and other institutions by July 1, 2023. 
  • Rolling review and approval will be done for all meat vendor applications submitted after May 31, 2023. Approval may take up to 45 days.

Learn more about the Approved Supplier Program...

Questions? Please reach out:
Alena Paisano 
Approved Supplier Director
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association
alena@farmersmarketsnm.org
505-819-8277


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New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program - Apply Now Before July 1, 2023! 

If you are a New Mexico grower interested in selling your locally grown food products to New Mexico schools, senior centers, early childhood centers, or food banks, consider becoming an Approved Supplier. Learn more about the Approved Supplier Program.

PRODUCE-PLUS: for produce, nuts, grains, legumes, and minimally processed goods

If you would like to sell produce, nut, grain, or legume products: 
Deadline for the fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) are:
  • Deadline: July 1, 2023 - Apply now to be approved to begin selling by July 1, 2023! Rolling review and approval after March 31, 2023 will be done on a case-by-case basis, and approval may take up to 45 days. 
New Individual Vendors:
New vendors that are individual producers are required to submit a full application for fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). 
Returning Individual Vendors:
If you have sold to institutions through the NM Grown Program in the past two years, you are required to submit an Abbreviated Survey for fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). 
Food Hubs and Distributors:
Food hubs and distributors are required to submit an Approved Supplier Program Application for fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). Learn more about the Approved Supplier Program.

Questions? Please reach out:
Bryan Crawford-Garrett 
Food Systems Initiatives Director
New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association
bryan@farmersmarketsnm.org
202-557-1451 (cell)


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