Apply Now for the 2024 New Mexico Grown Golden Chile Awards

We are thrilled to announce the release of the 2024 New Mexico Grown Golden Chile Awards applications. We are so happy to recognize the hard work of countless leaders who have championed New Mexico Grown efforts across the state! Note: We will release a new and improved application for food hubs soon. Stay tuned! Applications are due Friday, May 31, …

CACFP Grant Applications Now Available

The NM Grown grant application period for Fiscal Year 2025 is now open. CACFP program operators in good standing and who self-prepare meals are eligible; see application for details. FY25 (July 2024 – June 2025) funds can be used to purchase eligible local foods (produce and meats) from approved NM growers, ranchers, and food hubs. Learn more: FY24 Allowable Products …

Upcoming Event: Ranch-To-Institutional Market Summit on May 2, 2024

New Mexico Grown welcomes you to attend the second annual Ranch-To-Institution Market Summit on May 2, 2024 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This is an excellent opportunity for livestock producers to participate in the state’s public institution-oriented meat product B2B meetings. Buyers from schools, early childhood development centers, senior centers and food banks will be in attendance. Don’t miss …

Applications Now Open for NM Grown Approved Supplier Program

The Approved Supplier Program is now accepting applications from growers, ranchers, food hubs, and distributors across New Mexico. You must apply to participate in the New Mexico Grown program during State Fiscal Year 2025 (July 2024 – June 2025). As an approved vendor, your operation will be eligible to sell to state institution and food bank buyers, and you will …

2024 Golden Chile Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners and contributors at this year’s Golden Chile Award winners. This year’s Golden Chile Award winners are: Project Feed the Hood: Sowing Change Award for Organizations Engaged in Creating Sustainable Food Systems Acoma Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps: Heart of the Land Award for Outstanding Leadership in Farming and Ranching Aztec Farmers’ Market: Good Food for New …

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Request For Proposal for New Mexico grown produce opening December 11

The Food Depot, through the USDA LFPA Regional Farm to Food Bank program, and on behalf of the five regional food banks in New Mexico with locations in Gallup, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Clovis, and Farmington, is soliciting proposals for produce purchase. Produce purchased from New Mexican producers and/or aggregating businesses are intended to address food insecurity in all 33 counties …

Approved Supplier Program Application and Review Process to Undergo Overhaul

To bring a better experience to food producers across the state, the New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program applications are being temporarily paused until early 2024. We look forward to bringing you a new way to apply for or renew your ASP certification in the coming months, giving you easier access to buyers and organizations across the state. If you are …

NM Grown: A Bridge between Schools and Fresh Local Produce

Felina Martinez, writing at the Valencia County News Bulletin, has a great article highlighting the community-strengthening connections that are made when local food buyers connect with food producers through the New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program. The New Mexico Grown program, established five years ago, revolutionizes school lunches by connecting institutions like Los Lunas Schools with local farmers. Through this …