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.

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…

Executive chef David Ruiz sources much of the ingredients on the menu at Soul and Vine from five local farms, including Vida Verde Farms, where he is shown here. (Courtesy of Tony Punya)

Chef experiments at Soul and Vine

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By Denise Miller / For the Journal Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 What takes top billing at a gastropub, the drinks or the food? At Soul and Vine Restaurant in Albuquerque, a creative chef and the use of local farm fresh ingredients help give the upper hand to food. “The…


2015 Market Manager Conference

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The 2015 New Mexico Farmers’ Market Manager Conference is coming up in March and we would like for you all to attend. It will be held in Albuquerque. Don’t miss the important hotel information below. Reservations must be made by February 26 for the best rate. Be sure to invite your market volunteers, board members or…


2014 LOCALLY GROWN Food Guide Released

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The NMFMA has just released it’s annual food guide, LOCALLY GROWN. This handy booklet contains great information on what’s in season when, how to use and enjoy new varieties of fruits and vegetables, seasonal recipes, and why it’s so important to support your local growers. Get your free copy at…


Things to Know about Central New Mexico’s Grasshopper Invasion

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Have you heard about the recent grasshopper invasion plaguing the Albuquerque area? Here’s some background from Joanie Quinn, Organic Advisor for NMDA “We have been getting calls all morning about a massive grasshopper invasion on the west side of Albuquerque, and also affecting the East Mountain area. People are reporting…

Easy Homemade Tomato Paste

One Pot Meals: Chipotle Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili