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

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New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program

The NM Grown Approved Supplier Program is designed to grow and diversify the base of New Mexico producers selling to schools and other institutions. The Approved Supplier Program helps assure that fresh produce that moves through schools is safe, traceable, and originates from a garden or farm using sound and current food safety practices. The program also helps connect statewide farmers and buyers, and streamline internal purchasing processes.

Participating growers are required to submit an Approved Supplier Program Application for school year 21-22. This application includes uploading a Farm Risk Assessment or Food Safety Plan, supporting documents, information regarding attendance at an approved training course, and other farm information needed by program administrators and auditors. All information will be safely - and easily - submitted using a Google Form survey (see links below).

English - Individual

English – Food Hub

Spanish – Individual

Spanish – Food Hub

If a computer is unavailable to you, please email Ashley Taylor at ashley@farmersmarketsnm.org. Upon request, a physical application and Risk Assessment Template can be mailed to you.

NOTE: A receipt of submission from your application is not a Certificate of Compliance, you must pass a desk audit with a reviewer after submission and receive an actual certificate from the NMFMA to be on the Approved Supplier Program List.


School year 21-22 deadlines:

  • March 1, 2021 (priority deadline for returning and new – vendors will be approved by June 1, 2021)
  • June 1, 2021 (secondary deadline for new - vendors will be approved by September 1, 2021)
  • Rolling approval on a case-by-case basis

The priority deadline for returning vendors and optional for new vendors for submitting the Approved Supplier Program application is March 1, 2021. This deadline allows farmers to be approved for sales to schools by June 1, 2021.

A secondary deadline for new vendors is June 1, 2021. This deadline allows farmers to be approved for sales to schools by Sept 1, 2021.


For more information contact:

Ashley Taylor
Local Food and Farming Program Coordinator
505-983-4010 ext 1
ashley@farmersmarketsnm.org


Download these additional resources:

Click image above to download the decision-chart.


Click image above to download the NM Grown Approved Supplier Program food safety training options.


Click image above to download the Seasonality Chart.


Click image above to download the Itemized Pricing and Availability Form Instructions.