This category is for individual farmers, farm stands, CSAs, ranchers, and value-added food producers.
- A farmer is an agricultural food producer who produces and sells their local products such as produce, nuts, grains, legumes, etc.
- A farm stand is a permanent structure/facility that sells locally grown produce. It must also have a cash register to conduct sales. A "permanent" facility is defined as one that is a physical structure affixed to the ground, must not be mobile in nature, and remains on site during the course of the year. The farm stand shall have a well-defined schedule of operations that may be seasonal. The farm stand must operate in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) outlets link individual farms or groups of farmers and food producers to consumers. CSAs usually operate with "shares" or pre-orders.
- Ranchers are livestock producers who produce and sell their local meat products.
- Value-added food producers are individual producers who make and sell value-added products such as salsas, baked goods, jams, etc.
- Trainings: Free attendance to appropriate trainings including the NMFMA Tier 1 and Tier 2 Food Safety Trainings. Open to as many people from your farm as needed, including staff and farming partners.
- Annual Conference: Free registration for one person to the NMFMA's Annual Conference ($125 per person value). Additional attendees receive reduced rates.
- Marketing Resources: Free access to sales and marketing resources.
- Member Newsletter: Receive the NMFMA’s monthly member newsletter featuring local food news, grant opportunities, and more.
*Farm Stands and CSAs receive the above plus:
- Business Listing: Your market will be listed on the NMFMA's popular consumer websites and other publications.
- Market Support: Technical assistance with market and nutrition programs, and promotional material such as banners, posters, buttons, point-of-purchase material, if you are Double Up market.