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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.

Download the NM Grown Approved Supplier List for School Year 21-22 here. After download, open the spreadsheet to access contact information for School Buyers (in the third tab) and Senior Centers (in the fourth tab).

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.

Submit the information safely and easily using the Google Form links below:

English - Individual

English – Food Hub

Spanish – Individual

Spanish – Food Hub

If a computer is unavailable to you, please email Sophia Rose, farmer programs coordinator, at 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 22-23 deadlines (to be confirmed):

  • March 1, 2022 (priority deadline for returning and new – vendors will be approved by June 1, 2022)
  • June 1, 2022 (secondary deadline for new - vendors will be approved by September 1, 2022)
  • 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, 2022. This deadline allows farmers to be approved for sales to schools by June 1, 2022.

A secondary deadline for new vendors is June 1, 2022. This deadline allows farmers to be approved for sales to schools by Sept 1, 2022.

For more information contact:

Sophia Rose
Farmer Programs Coordinator
(304) 646-8291

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.