Coronavirus: Information, Resources, and Updates for New Mexico’s Local Food and Farming Community

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Farmers' Market and Vendor Guidelines During COVID-19 Crisis

Read the September 15, 2021, Public Health Order here.

Read the August 17, 2021, Public Health Order here

Read the May 21, 2021, COVID-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers here.


New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program

If you are a grower interested in selling your locally grown food to New Mexico schools, senior centers or early childhood sites, consider becoming an Approved Supplier. Deadlines (to be confirmed) for the FY22-23 school year are:

  • Priority deadline: March 1, 2022. For returning vendors and open to new vendors, Vendors will be approved to sell by June 1, 2022.
  • Secondary deadline: June 1, 2022. Vendors will be approved by September 1, 2022.
  • Rolling Approval deadline: Available to prospective vendors on a case-by-case basis.

If you will be selling to the schools during the 2022-2023 school year as a NEW vendor, you must complete an approved food safety training course. See a list of training options here.

After completing an approved food safety training course, you can apply to become an Approved Supplier by using one of these applications:

English – Individual

English – Food Hub

Spanish – Individual

Spanish – Food Hub

Visit the NM Grown page for more information and download the Approved Supplier Program Packet for a program overview.

These resources are also available on the PED website

For more information contact:
Sophia Rose
Farmer Programs Coordinator
(304) 646-8291
sophia@farmersmarketsnm.org