Seven New Mexico organizations will share $538,000 in USDA Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program funding to help family farmers and ranchers develop new markets for their products, support rural communities and increase access to fresh, healthy food.
• Delicious New Mexico will receive $100,000 to provide outreach, marketing, training and technical assistance to improve and expand the Española Food Hub into an incubation hub for northern New Mexico food businesses.
• Santa Fe Community Foundation will receive $100,000 to expand a local, healthy food-procurement program to low-income and low-access communities that will improve the capacity of Pueblo agricultural producers through farm-to-market training.
• The pueblo of Pojoaque will receive $44, 616 for promotional activities, expanded services and vendor recruitment to grow the Pojoaque Farmers’ Market.
• The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute will receive $91,604 to establish an advertising campaign to promote the market, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemption at the Southside Market and to provide technical assistance and professional training to vendors.
• The NM Farmers Marketing Association will receive $77,059 to promote SNAP redemption at farmers’ markets in four counties and train vendors.
• The Piñón Foundation will receive $100,000 to produce and implement Spanish language multimedia campaigns promoting farmers’ markets nationwide.
• The New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association will receive $77,059 to promote SNAP redemption at farmers’ markets in four counties and train vendors to use EBT.