NMFMA Board of Directors
Farmer, Agricultura Network, Bosque Farms
Jedrek Lamb currently farms on family property in Bosque Farms with his amazing wife, Kimberly. He participated in the founding of the Albuquerque Northeast Farmers' and Artisans' Market. Jedrek sells his produce at several area markets, serves as a market manager, and has been on the board since 2010. His main priority is to bring recognition to the importance of good food, therefore encouraging people to defend land, water, and self-determination.
Manager, Los Alamos Farmers’ Market, El Rito
I have served on the NMFMA board of directors for three terms and have managed the Los Alamos Farmers’ Market for the past nine years. I also helped start the Pojoaque Farmers’ Market and managed that market for five years. I’ve been involved in farming for 20 years.
Farmer and retired Health Promotion Specialist, New Mexico Department of Health
Co-Manager, Los Lunas and Bosque Farms Farmers’ Markets, Bosque Farms
Loretta was raised on a small farm in Nebraska; by the time she was 10, her family was raising vegetables on a three-acre farm with bees, chickens, pigs, sheep, and the occasional calf. In 2006 she joined the Valencia County Master Gardener program and two years later the extension agent asked her help to start the Los Lunas Farmers’ Market; it was through the efforts of starting the market that she discovered the NMFMA. Joining the Board was just another step in her attempt to learn more and spread the word.
Kenneth T. Romero
Executive Director, Cochiti Youth Experience, Cochiti Pueblo
Denise has been with the NMFMA since 2005. A Chicago native, she spent every vacation of her youth at her grandfather's farm in Harvard, Illinois, falling in love with nature, fresh farm food, and quiet country roads. After many years in promotional and brand marketing for companies of all sizes as well as non-profits, Denise took a brief detour into education and taught part-time at several Santa Fe middle and high schools. She then hightailed it back to marketing something close to her heart - fresh, locally grown food. Cooking for three hungry teenagers at home keeps her culinary skills sharp, and proves real-world inspiration her her long-running Albuquerque Journal column. She enjoys every aspect of supporting New Mexico's sustainability-minded farmers, ranchers, and food producers, and is grateful for the knowledge and spirit these individuals regularly share with her.
Sarah has been involved in small-scale sustainable agriculture in Northern New Mexico since 1982. In 1991, she was a start up member of the New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission, New Mexico's organic certification program. In 1994, she helped establish the NMFMA to assist communities around the state interested in starting farmers' markets. Sarah served as a member of the board of directors of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market from 1990-2002. In 2009, she graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College and presently splits her time between work with the NMFMA and her acupuncture practice.
Christina has a varied background, with advanced degrees and real-world experience in horticulture, ecology, and cultural anthropology. She has spent almost 20 years studying food, sustainability, farming, cooking, and outreach for food co-ops, agricultural extension services, government agencies, and for-profit companies. She has focused on local food systems, food aid programs, and worked as a hand on an organic farm in Kansas. She’s also a writer, and was an Associate Editor for Mother Earth News magazine. She adores New Mexico and is committed to its people and the work of the NMFMA. Christina is also a local fiber artist and makes soap as her fantastic dog, River, looks on.
Sarah has been an enthusiast of local, sustainable agriculture for many years and is excited to become more involved in the community. She has an AA in General Studies and a Certificate of Completion as a Film Technician from CNM. She currently lives in Albuquerque with her husband, young daughter, and two yorkies. Sarah is an avid lover of books and documentaries, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, sewing, and cooking.
Valerie has degrees in Community Regional Planning and Environmental Science. She has spent many years researching social and environmental justice, indigenous planning, ethnobotany, and water-related issues. She has taught science and southwest history courses at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design for the past five years. In her spare time, she serves on the Santa Fe Indian Center Board, volunteers as a river steward, and is involved in an urban community garden. Valerie is a papercut artist whose work is represented by a gallery in downtown Santa Fe.