Cost: $50 per year
(Renewing members process their renewal through an email invitation they receive a month before their membership is due to expire, or by contacting Membership Coordinator Catherine Baca.)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) links individual farms or groups of farmers and food producers to consumers and operates on "shares": the CSA sells shares to consumers to secure the capital they need in exchange for weekly produce boxes to each shareholding member throughout the season. CSAs are paid either at the beginning of the season, or at intervals throughout the season.
Most CSAs will deliver produce boxes to a convenient location or the local farmers market, but some may require customers to visit the farm for pick up, or some may deliver.
Before starting a CSA be sure that you have enough farm infrastructure in place and enough farmland planned for production to confidently support a customer base throughout the season.
Free registration for one person to the NMFMA's Annual Conference ($75 per person value); additional attendees receive reduced rates.
Free attendance for one person to select NMFMA trainings, such as on-farm food safety trainings and marketing workshops. Additional attendees receive reduced rates.
Free access to sales and marketing resources on the NMFMA's member website, including exclusive marketing materials, e-forums, and the ability to post your events to the NMFMA website (newmexicofma.org).
Free business listing on the NMFMA's consumer website "market locator" (farmersmarketsnm.org).
Free producer profile on the NMFMA's consumer website (farmersmarketsnm.org).
Free use of the New Mexico Farmers' Markets logo.
Free listing to promote your outlet's location or product to consumers via the NMFMA's monthly newsletter, blog, and social media pages.
Free Double Up Food Bucks marketing and promotional material such as banners, posters, buttons, point-of-purchase material, and more.
Free technical assistance with food access programs such as SNAP/Double Up Food Bucks, and the WIC and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Programs.
Free listing in WIC and Senior educational outreach (must comply with New Mexico Department of Health program requirements and sign a program contract).
Free participation in market development programs such as economic impact studies (SEED), customer surveys and other programs.
Free technical assistance with social media.