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 most recent Public Health Order from Oct. 15, 2021, here.

Read the Public Health Order from Sept. 15, 2021, here.

Read the Public Health Order from Aug. 17, 2021, here

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

New Mexico Grown Approved Supplier Program

If you are a New Mexico grower interested in selling your locally grown food to New Mexico schools, senior centers or early childhood sites, consider becoming an Approved Supplier.

Deadlines for the fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) are:

  • March 1, 2022: Vendors who submit their application by March 1, 2022, will be approved for sales to schools and other institutions by May 1, 2022. 
  • Rolling approval is available on a case-by-case basis. Approval may take up to 45 days. 

Returning vendors — those who have sold to institutions through the NM Grown Program in the past two years — are required to submit a Returning Vendor Survey for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). Read more about the new process here.

Food hubs and new vendors are required to submit an Approved Supplier Program Application for fiscal year 22-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). These applications (Food Hub ApplicationNew Vendor Application) include the following requirements:

Visit the NM Grown page for more information. 

Additional resources are also available on the PED website

For more information contact:
Sophia Rose
Farmer Programs Coordinator
(304) 646-8291