The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is dedicated to strengthening the local food system by supporting direct market agriculture producers and cultivating strong networks for a healthier New Mexico.

Bring the Harvest Home

Local Food Connects


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.

Creamy Asparagus and Spring Onions with Chicken

Smashed, Roasted Potatoes

New Mexican Cabbage Stew

Mesa Top Farm

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What they grow Mesa Top Farm raises grass fed cattle for meat, milk, and dairy (they’re in the process of adding a cheese room). They also raise pastured laying hens for eggs, and their crops include summer squash, cucumbers, and year-round salad mix. They practice pesticide-free and hormone-free farming. Where…


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What they grow:  TomatoCulture grows heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes following permaculture and sustainable farming practices that focus on building soil fertility and taking advantage of nature’s principles. Where they sell:  Downtown Growers’ Market (Albuquerque) on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon Wholesale through the La Montañita Co-op Distribution Center You can also…

Big Jim Farms

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What they grow:  Big Jim Farms grows GMO-free and naturally raised (organic practices) chile, corn, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers, pecans, plums, apples, and pumpkins.  Where they sell:  Downtown Growers’ Market (Albuquerque) on Saturdays from 8 AM to noon, mid April to early November Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8…

Preserve Foods to Extend Season

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017   ALBUQUERQUE, NM — As late summer gracefully sways into early autumn, harvest time continues in New Mexico. This means local farmers are still busting their fannies to bring us the best-tasting fruits and vegetables. Most neighborhood growers’ markets…

Growers Bring Bounty of Peaches to Market

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bonfires and peaches are not two words you usually associate with each other, but that is exactly what Danny Romero, an orchardist in El Duende, was thinking about as he lit 300 bonfires in his orchard…

Enjoy Bumper Crop of Local Squash

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017   You know you can buy skinny green zucchini and yellow squash almost all year long at the grocery store, so what’s special about getting local, New Mexico-grown squash onto your plate this summer? Here are the top five…

6 Things to Know About GMOs in the Food Supply

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When most people think of genetically modified foods (GMOs), they immediately ponder the health impacts. But there are six things that are frequently excluded from the debate about GMOs in the food supply that need to be understood: 1) We lose control once the GMOs are let loose in the…

Mix, Match, and Multiply: Get the Most From Your Leafy Greens!

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While we frequently hear how important it is to “eat your greens”, what we don’t hear is how important it is to eat a wide variety of greens! While greens — lettuces, cruciferous leafy greens, spinach, chard, and more — are indeed nutritional powerhouses, they don’t all supply the same nutritive benefits….

20 Local Staples For Everyday Meals

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Time is always at a premium, which includes time to sit down and plan healthy, affordable meals for the week. One habit that can help make planning a breeze is having reliable kitchen staples on hand, ready to create quick, healthy meals. Check out these 20 local staples and how…

10 Vegetables To Roast Now

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The approach of fall weather brings to mind classic comfort foods, warm from the oven. Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest ways to get delicious fall flavors reflecting the season, direct from your local farmer to your home table. Directions for roasting vegetables are basically the same and are…

Save Money By Dehydrating Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables at Home

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August and September provide the peak-season harvest when it comes to fresh produce purchased from your local farmer! The sheer variety of juicy peaches, crisp cucumbers, colorful squash, milky corn, luscious tomatoes, and more are unrivaled during late spring and into fall. Now is the time to buy in bulk…