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.
Apply to Become an Approved Supplier:
New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program
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.
PRODUCE-PLUS: for produce, nuts, grains, legumes, and minimally processed goods
If you would like to sell produce, nut, grain, or legume products
Deadlines for the fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) are:
- March 31, 2023: Vendors who submit their application by March 31, 2023, will be approved for sales to schools and other institutions by July 1, 2023.
- Rolling approval after March 31, 2023 will be done on a case-by-case basis. 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).
MEAT: for beef, bison, lamb/mutton, and pork products
If you would like to sell meat products:
We are still accepting applications for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) for meat producers to participate in the New Mexico Grown Meat Pilot. Meat suppliers must be accepted as a meat vendor in the Approved Supplier Program to be able to participate.
- The meat pilot will run from July 2022 - June 2023.
- Allowable meat products include: beef, bison, lamb/mutton, and pork products.
- Eligible vendors include producers, processors, or distributors who are able to meet food safety and product specification requirements and who are interested in selling allowable New Mexico-grown meat products to early childhood education, public school, senior center, and food banks.
- Further details are provided in the application.
Apply today! Approved Supplier Program Meat Vendor Application (https://tinyurl.com/55ekntps)
Fiscal year 23-24 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) meat applications will be released by May 1, 2023 and will have a priority deadline of May 31, with rolling approvals after that.
For more information see the FAQ attached below.
If a computer is unavailable to you, please email Sheena Tallis-Tallman, Approved Supplier Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. 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:
New Mexico Approved Supplier Program Coordinator
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 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.