Farmers’ market managers, farm stand owners, farmers, and tribal farmers will be meeting March 8th through 10th in Santa Fe for the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association‘s 20th Annual Conference: Local Food Connects! This will be the first year that tribal farmers will have focused tracks at the conference, along with more sessions for farmers and market managers.
The Double Up Food Bucks Workshop for returning and prospective participants in the Double Up Food Bucks Program — which provides a dollar-for-dollar match for SNAP/EBT customers to buy New Mexico-grown fresh fruits and vegetables — takes place on Thursday, March 8th. The NMFMA 20th Annual Conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th in Santa Fe.
Highlights of the conference include:
- A private tour of the Santa Fe Community College Controlled-Environment Agriculture facility
- Conference opening poem by Luci Tapahonso, 2013 inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation
- Keynote speaker from the Southwest Organizing Project
- Breakout sessions with individual tracks on management, marketing, increasing sales, and reaching more customers for new and experienced outlet managers, farmers, and tribal farmers
Attendees, including farmers’ market and farm stand managers, farmers, and tribal farmers can read the preliminary agenda and register for the event here.
Sponsors for the conference include generous donations from
Regenerative Agriculture Foundation