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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, early child care facilities, and senior centers, 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. 

The NM Grown Approved Supplier Program:

  • Allows state-funded buyers to purchase from you!
  • Gives buyers confidence that food is safe, traceable
  • Gives buyers a "live" 24/7 list of approved vendors

A Program with Open Arms!

  • No producer is too small; participation is free
  • Technical assistance is available
  • Culturally relevant food is encouraged
  • Food sovereignty is respected

Access the NM Grown Approved Supplier List for School Year 22-23 here.

  • Make sure to use the live link to view the list, rather than downloading it onto your computer, in order to have the most updated information available.
  • You can bookmark the link or create a desktop shortcut to have easy access.

The NMFMA is transitioning to a 3-year cycle, in which individual vendors will only need to submit a full application and undergo a desk audit every third year.

Returning individual vendors — those who have sold to institutions through the NM Grown Program in the past two years — are required to submit a Returning Vendor Survey for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). 

  • This short survey includes contact information, the crops you wish to sell, and your strategy for addressing risks associated with water on your farm.

Food hubs and new vendors are required to submit an Approved Supplier Program Application for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). These applications (Food Hub Application, New Vendor Application) include the following requirements: 

Deadlines for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023): 

  • March 1, 2022: Vendors who submit their application by March 1, 2022, will be approved for sales to schools by May 1, 2022.
  • Rolling approval is available on a case-by-case basis. Approval may take up to 45 days.

For more information see the FAQ attached below.

If a computer is unavailable to you, please email Sophia Rose, farmer programs coordinator, at sophia@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. If you are a new vendor or food hub, 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 List.

For more information contact:

Andrea Warner
Food Safety Training Coordinator
(575) 313-2923
andrea@farmersmarketsnm.org


Download these additional resources:

Click image above to download the NM Grown Approved Supplier Program Food Safety Training Options.

Click image above to download the Spring 2022 Food Safety Training Schedule.

Click image above to download the NM Grown Approved Supplier Program FAQ.

Click image above to download the NM Grown Approved Supplier Program Flyers.

Click image above to download the Food Hub Infosheet.