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Cultivating Connections (Video Series)

This summer, the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association invites you to enjoy stories of food, farms, and families from across the Land of Enchantment. We'll be sharing a new episode every Wednesday, so be sure to check back each week or subscribe to our YouTube channel below!

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Black Health New Mexico: COVID-19 Relief Fund Recipient

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Over the last two years, Black Health New Mexico (BHNM), an Albuquerque-based nonprofit, partnered with local farmers to offer a delivery community supported agriculture (CSA) system from their Farm to Table program. The program specifically served Black families hardest-hit by the pandemic and was assisted by a $15,000 grant from…

Seeded Sisters: COVID-19 Relief Fund Recipient

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Seeded Sisters, an Indigenous, women-run farmer collective based in the Jemez Pueblo, served their community covering the areas of food, health, hygiene and more. With $15,000 grant from the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association’s (NMFMA) COVID-19 Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund and the help of committed community partners, the…

Zitro Farms: COVID-19 Relief Fund Recipient

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In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anjel Ortiz focused on fulfilling Zitro Farms’ mission of educating younger generations on how to eat locally grown and make a living off the land. With $6,000 in grant funding from the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association’s COVID-19 Local Supply Chain Response Fund,…

Agriculture Implementation Research & Education: COVID-19 Relief Fund Recipient

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By building strong partnerships with local farmers and organizations, Agriculture Implementation Research & Education (AIRE) addressed the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic challenges affecting farms and families through their expanded Growing Community Now CSA, with support from a $15,000 grant from the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association’s (NMFMA) COVID-19 Local Food Supply…

Grow The Future: Youth Agriculture Opportunities This Summer

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The future of agriculture starts with young farmers! From 2017 to 2022, the number of young farmers increased by 4%, and the ranks of beginning farmers grew by 10%. This is great news since the average age of American farmers is 65, and we desperately need new talent to keep…

June 2024 Farmers’ Markets Opening Across New Mexico

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Bring on the sunshine, and watch the markets bloom! A big cheer goes out to all the markets swinging their doors open in June. Don’t forget to swing by our “Market Finder” tool to snag all the juicy details for your local market, including hours of operation, if they accept…

May Markets Opening Across New Mexico

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Spring is here, and many farmers’ markets around the state are opening this month! Not only can you find locally grown fruits and vegetables at these markets, but also you can purchase seeds and plant starts to grow food at home. Start your garden by exploring your local farmers’ market…

Holiday Foods Are Cozy AND Practical

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Do you ever wonder why dried foods are traditional holiday staples? Sure, they’re warm, cozy ingredients in our fall and winter meals. But they also have practical origins. Drying foods is one of the earliest preservation techniques and it lives on in New Mexico. Most of what we see now…

Wide Range of Squash Varieties Make Fall Great

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BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 If there are any vegetables that announce October, winter squash and pumpkins are at the top of the list. Acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash are great fall staples, and at growers’ markets, you can also find less common varieties,…

Celebrate Fresh, Local Produce

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BY DENISE MILLER / FOR THE JOURNAL Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 12:02am   In case you’ve blinked, it’s August. And that means there are at least five things related to local food you might want to know about: 1) National Farmers’ Market Week is happening this week; 2) It’s…

Stone Fruit Ripe for the Picking

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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

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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…

Apogee Spirulina

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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

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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

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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…

Tres Hermanas Farm

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What they grow: Tres Hermanas Farm in Albuquerque grows summer crops like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, okra, turnips, carrots, African eggplants, amaranth, and more. In fact, amaranth is one of their signature crops and their previous Farm Manager Zoey Fink offers some tips on cooking with amaranth: “You can pick the greens…