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

Roasted Potatoes with Green Chile Paste

Green Chile Paste

Apricot, Blue Corn, and Pecan Crisp

Apogee Spirulina

| Meet Some Farmers | 2 Comments

What they grow: Nicholas Petrovic at Apogee Spirulina grows spirulina — an edible and nutritious blue-green algae — in Santa Fe using the small-scale French artisan method, which Nic went to France specifically to learn. While spirulina does not currently fall under organic certification (Nic is working to change that),…

Mountain Flower Farm

| Meet Some Farmers | One Comment

What they grow: Anne Sommariva at Mountain Flower Farm grows pesticide-free asparagus, cucumbers, summer squash, fresh herbs, sweet corn, melons, butternut squash, celery root, gourds, and plenty of flowers.   Where they sell: You can find Anne’s flowers and produce at Santa Fe Farmers’ Market.   Contact information: Website: www.mountain-flowerfarm.com Email Anne…

Revolution Farm

| Meet Some Farmers | No Comments

What they grow: Alex Pino at Revolution Farm grows a fresh lettuce mix; cauliflower and radishes; greens like kale and chard; and winter squashes, including butternut, Delicata, and Japanese heirloom Red Kuri. He also specializes in heirloom garlic, which he turns into high quality garlic powder. Alex uses organic principles, minimal…

Stone Fruit Ripe for the Picking

| Fresh@Home | No Comments

BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 The Fourth of July signals that summer has officially arrived. You can also tell by the exponentially expanding variety and volume of locally grown produce that is now appearing each week at your local growers’ market. What should you…

Radishes Still a Favorite Find at Local Markets

| Fresh@Home | No Comments

Denise Miller for the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Local Food Spotlight When it comes to buying food, summer screams for regular visits to your local growers’ market. May and June have been cooler, wetter and windier than usual in New Mexico, and that means that some cool weather…

Fresh Herbs Brighten Menu

| Fresh@Home | No Comments

BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 The air at your local growers’ market this time of year is filled with the promise of the growing season ahead, and if you get up close enough, the fresh scent of herbs like mint, thyme, oregano, chervil and more….

Chop, Mince, or Dice? 20 Frequently Used Recipe Terms to Learn Today

| News | 7 Comments

We live in a time when recipes are everywhere, yet fewer people cook meals at home than ever before. We’re cooking less not only because it’s tough to put a balanced meal on the table after work, but also because many lack the knowledge necessary to know what all of those instructions…

Insights from Traditional Farming Practices

| News | 6 Comments

Ancestral peoples of the southwest knew how to deal with shifting and unpredictable climate patterns. For thousands of years they learned about and adapted to changes in terrain and moisture patterns, and selected their domesticated and wild food plants accordingly. Many of their techniques are still practiced today by the…

From Broth to Stew, What’s the Difference?

| News | 2 Comments

No one is born knowing how to cook. Like everything else, cooking must be learned including the tools, techniques, and terminology that go along with the craft. The terminology can sometimes be confusing, especially when definitions provided by online sources conflict or are unclear. Is it bouillon or stock? Broth…

Five Ways with Frugal Food Scraps

| News | No Comments

Can you afford to throw out food? Probably not, but you might be doing exactly that (up to 40% of food is wasted, according to the USDA). The biggest contributors to food waste are the perfectly edible peels, stalks, stems, and cores that we mindlessly toss into the garbage. But these can be nutritious and…

Choosing Farmers in a Changing Food Landscape

| News | 5 Comments

The ways in which we get food into our kitchens varies, from growing our own, to buying from farmers and ranchers, to visiting local grocery store chains. But significant changes are coming to our food supply system. How will you shop to get the freshest, best tasting, healthiest foods for…