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 May 14, 2021 Public Health Order  here.

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

COVID-19 Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund Infrastructure Grant Program Application for NM Farmers & Ranchers

The application deadline closed on March 17, 2021. The documents linked below can be reviewed for informational purposes.

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 for the FY21-22 school year are:

  • Priority deadline: March 1, 2021 For returning vendors and open to new vendors. Vendors will be approved to sell by June 1, 2021.
  • Secondary deadline: June 4, 2021 (deadline extended) Vendors will be approved by September 1, 2021.
  • Rolling Approval deadline: Available to prospective vendors on a case-by-case basis.

If you will be selling to the schools during the 2021-2022 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
Food and Farming Program Coordinator
(304) 646-8291

Indigenous Food & Farm Program

August 23, 2021

This is a four-week training program for Indigenous individuals for developing the foundations for their food or agricultural businesses.  

Black Mesa Winery Farm Friday

October 01, 2021

Every Friday until October: Black Mesa Winery Farm Friday. Limited space for farmers' market vendors.

Introduction to Holistic Management® Whole Farm/Ranch Planning

October 04, 2021

In this course you will learn how to effectively manage your farm or ranch through the principles and practices of Holistic Management®.