The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is devoted to supporting farming and locally produced foods in every New Mexico community.

Bring the Harvest Home


Who grows the food in your community? We believe farmers should be able to stay on their land, keep water and seeds in production, and preserve agricultural knowledge. Meet some of our state’s best growers, ranchers and food producers at your local farmers’ market, and find out what’s in season for your home-cooked meals.


Who enjoys fresh, healthy food in your community? We believe every New Mexico family deserves access to fresh food. That’s why a variety of NMFMA programs are dedicated to ensuring children, seniors, and the underserved have access to fresh food available at their local farmers’ markets, along with supporting education.


What makes your community flourish? We believe that supporting local growers, ranchers and food producers preserves cultural identity and traditions, along with creating valuable community gathering places. Supporting local food producers also keeps important food dollars circulating in our hometowns where it is needed most.

Mixed Greens Pesto

Asparagus and Pheasant Egg Salad

Roasted Celery Root with Sweet Carrots

Margery Sweet, field manager at the South Valley Chispas farm, pauses between rows of spigarello.

Spigarello poised to replace kale as go-to green veggie

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s hard to say where Marjory Sweet looks happier. Is it in the field when she bends down to uncover a row of budding spigarello or in her kitchen where she casually tends the sauté pan?…

Cedar plank salmon, quinoa and rice pilaf with string beans and carrots, topped with fresh relish. (Denise Miller/For the Albuquerque Journal)

Chef creates better flavors with local vegetables

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 We’re all still learning how to make locally grown and raised foods a significant part of our diet, but Executive Chef Chris Pope at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has some pretty clear ideas of how to make…

Fresh produce from local farmers’ markets keeps food seasonally fresh at TerraCotta Wine Bistro in Santa Fe.

Family stories and food memories season Santa Fe chef’s dishes

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 So you want to cook like a restaurant chef, but not quite sure how to go about it? Enter Catherine O’Brien, executive chef and co-owner of TerraCotta Wine Bistro near the Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe. If…

REGISTER NOW! For the 2016 Market Manager Conference

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The deadline to register for the 2016 Market Manager Conference is February 26th! The conference will be held March 11 and 12. REGISTER NOW to avoid a late fee. The conference is free for up to two representatives from each member market and for NMFMA board members. (But even if you owe…

Legislators Wrong to Cut Food Bucks

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016   Since 2010, low-income New Mexicans have benefited from a powerful and growing program that addresses challenges of food access and improved nutrition all while stimulating market demand for locally grown produce – the Double Up Food Bucks…


Save March 11th and 12th for the Market Manager Conference!

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Save the date for the 2016 Market Manager Conference! The conference will be held March 11th and 12th in Albuquerque at the Carpenters Union (the same great location as last year). Our theme for this year’s conference is “resilience,” and we look forward to exchanging ideas and information about what resilience means…

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