NMFMA In the Press

October 10, 2020

More New Mexico families are using a SNAP program that lets EBT users double their dollars when buying produce. State officials said the Double Up Food Bucks program usually uses about $1 million a year helping families and farmers, but this year they’re seeing a 40 percent increase. Read more here.

July 20, 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $113,000 grant to the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association to assist a fund that will help reduce COVID-19-related hardships among farmers and low-income communities. Read more here.

April 28, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico’s food industry has supplied tons of food to Indian communities across the state and is gearing up to provide more wherever needed.

Participants include private food producers, the Departments of Agriculture, Indian Affairs, Aging & Long-Term Services, Human Services and Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the National Guard, New Mexico State University, the Southwest Border Food Protection and Emergency Preparedness Center at New Mexico State University, the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association, the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and others. Read more here.

April 16, 2020

The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is working closely with the Governor’s office, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, the New Mexico Environment Department, farmers’ market managers, and farmers throughout the state to implement new guidelines to help ensure the health and safety of farmers and shoppers. Read more here.

April 25, 2017

Food King and Lowe’s grocery stores are giving shoppers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque new motivation to eat more locally grown fruits and vegetables this season. Shoppers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) can now receive dollar-for-dollar match—up to $25 per visit—when they purchase New Mexico-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating locations. Read more here.

August 22, 2016

KTEL Telemundo Albuquerque is currently airing our newest television commercial, which helps get the word out about the Double Up Food Bucks program.  Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP recipients to get more fruits and vegetables when they spend their SNAP EBT Card dollars at participating outlets. View the commercial below!

July 13, 2016

Since Las Cruces resident Karen Acosta-Lombino, 45, a mother of three, began buying produce at the Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market through the Double Up Food Bucks program, her family has started eating more fruits and vegetables. Read more about Karen’s story here.

July 8, 2016

One of Taos’ greatest assets is its deep agricultural tradition. But organic, healthy, local food can sometimes be pricey, especially for low-income families on tight budgets and with limited time to shop around. A growing program, Double Up Food Bucks, empowers people on food assistance to buy more New Mexico-grown produce by doubling their buying power at participating farmers markets and stores. And it’s making big moves in Taos. Read about this great development here.

June 8, 2016

A public-private program is making it possible for those struggling to make ends meet  to access fresh produce while supporting small businesses and local growers. The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association Wednesday announced it received $2.1 million in federal money to expand its Double Up Food Bucks healthy food incentive program over the next four years. The program also has received money from various foundations in the state. Read more here.

May 12, 2016

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham highlights New Mexico’s Double Up Food Bucks program! Watch the video here:

January 28, 2016

Since 2010, low-income New Mexicans have benefited from a powerful and growing program that addresses challenges of food access and improved nutrition all while stimulating market demand for locally grown produce – the Double Up Food Bucks program. However, recent recommendations from the Legislature threaten to undermine the scope and success of this simple, yet impactful program. Read on here.

August 1, 2015

State and federal agriculture officials declared this week National Farmers Market Week at the Railyard on Saturday. Anne Alonzo, who heads efforts at U.S. Department of Agriculture to help farmers market crops, said that out of 8,500 farmers markets across the nation, the federal agency chose to introduce the proclamation — made by U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack — at the Santa Fe’s Farmers Market because it’s a “thriving and a model market with over 5,000 customers a day.” Read more here.

July 24, 2013

Deborah Martinez visits a New Mexico Farmers’ Market and interviews NMFMA Executive Director Denise Miller about the Wholesome Wave FVRx prescription vouchers that provide families struggling with obesity-related health issues access to fresh, local food. Listen to the story here or click the photo below.

June 20, 2015

Farmers market program doubles the fresh goods for food aid recipients: Strolling through the Santa Fe Farmers Market on Saturday with the help of a cane, Justo Quintana said he’s carefully watched his diet since a triple bypass surgery three years ago. The surgery, he said, ended his career as a security guard. Now he’s a participant in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Read more!

August 22, 2012
Hear from Deborah Cohen, assistant professor for the Nutrition Program at the University of New Mexico and Denise Miller, executive director of the NMFMA about the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables that you can buy at the farmers’ markets.

June 22, 2012

NMFMA Executive Director Denise Miller appears on KASA Channel 2 show “New Mexico Style” to talk about the benefits of shopping at farmers’ markets.

July 17, 2012

NMFMA Executive Director Denise Miller appears on KASA Channel 2 show “New Mexico Style” to talk about why farmers’ markets are a great place to get your produce.