Promoting Locally Based Agriculture Through Education, Community Outreach, and Networking
In This Issue
Program Highlights
 

The New Mexico
Food and Agriculture
Policy Council (NMFAPC)


As we approach the 2013 NM Legislative session the NMFAPC is requesting funds for "NM Grown Produce for School Meals." We had a wonderful turnout at the Water and Natural Resources Legislative Interim Committee hearing a couple weeks ago!  If this bill passes, more NM students will enjoy NM grown fruits and vegetables, New Mexico's farming economy will prosper, and it will help to augment school nutrition programs. 

Read about this hearing in: NMFAPC in the New Mexican! 

Check out our new brochure!   

Learn More:

2013 Organic Farming Conference

Farm to Table, NMDA, and NMSU bring
The Southwest's Premier Conference
for Organic Agriculture
 
Friday, February 15 * 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 16 * 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
 
Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North
 

2013 Organic Farming Conference Program

   

Registration Form

 
Pollinator Partners Program

The Pollinator Partners Program supports the creation of pollinator-friendly zones throughout the state as a way to enhance and regenerate the ecological, economic and cultural health, vitality and well-being of people, pollinators and places!

We just finished a series of workshops in the communities of:Truth or Consequences, Las Cruces, Grant County, Espaņola, Taos and Zuni Pueblo!  
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Farm to Restaurant and Farm to Cafeteria Autumn Farm Tour 

On one of the last warm days this autumn,  Farm to Cafeteria and Farm to Restaurant hosted a Farm Tour; bringing local chefs and School Food-Service Directors out to Pat Montoya's and Fred Martinez's orchards up north to see where their food comes from!

 

Thank you, April Martinez and Ivan Concha
for lovingly creating this beautiful mural for
Farm to Table!
December,  2012
Greetings!
 
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Food is at the Epicenter of Our Well-Being 

To Know Food -Fresh, Local Food-  

Is to Cherish Ourselves, Our Families,  

Our Communities.

 

Welcome to Farm to Table's December newsletter. We're delighted to announce our receipt of Edible Santa Fe's Local Hero Award for Best Organization, and the first ever USDA Farm to School Grant!    

 

As we welcome this season of giving and sharing, we invite you to be part of the local food movement with your support of Farm to Table. All donations, no matter their amount, are welcome, needed and appreciated!

 

Make a Donation

 

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Big News

Farm to Table Wins Edible Santa Fe's
Local Hero Award
We are honored to accept the Local Hero Award for Best Organization for making significant contributions in the realm of good food work in Northern New Mexico, and creating a more robust local food system!
 
The Local Hero Awards are determined through reader nomination and a reader poll - people like you who prioritize local food, know what we're up to, and think we're doing a great job!  We'd like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for us.
 
Join us at the Awards Ceremony and Jubilee at the South Valley Economic Development Center, at 6pm on December 7th.
 
Find out where to pick up your copy of Edible Santa Fe.

 
New USDA
Farm to School
Grant Program
Awards Farm to Table 

Farm to Table is thrilled and honored to be a recipient in the first year of the USDA's new Farm to School Grant  Program! This award means a great deal to us, as we have been involved in the the development of the Farm to School for the last 10 years in New Mexico and worked with groups across the country to see this grant program become a funded reality. We look forward to continuing work with communities around the state during and beyond our grant award time.

Farm to School is a means to improve child nutrition, support local farming economies and educate children about the origins of food! Learn more about our Farm to School Program here.

Holiday Food Donation Guide
Bring Your Non-Perishable Food Donations to the Following Locations:


  • Academy at Larragoite
  • Adelante Office
  • Amy Beihl Elementary
  • Aspen Community Magnet School
  • Atalaya Elementary School
  • Capital High School
  • Century Bank 
  • Chaparral Elementary School
  • De Vargas Middle School
  • E.J. Martinez Elementary School
  • Farm to Table
  • Kearny Elementary School
  • Kitchen Angels 
  • La Montanita Co-op  
  • Piņon Elementary School
  • Ramirez Thomas Elementary School
  • Salazar Elementary School
  • Santa Fe Farmers Market 
  • Santa Fe High School
  • Smith's Food and Drug  
  • The Food Depot 
  • Whole Foods Market  
  • Wood Gormley Elementary School

  • Attention all Home Chefs:
    Do you love cooking with local ingredients? If you have any great recipes that you'd like to share with us, send 'em over! We'll feature you in one of our upcoming news letters!

    Help secure the work we do here at Farm to Table by making a tax-deductible donation

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    Thank you, and Happy Holidays!  
    -The Farm to Table Team

    Staff:
    Pam Roy, Executive Director & NM Policy Coordinator
    Le Adams, Farm to School Program Director
    Tawnya Laveta, Programs Director
    Nelsy Dominguez, Philanthropic & Community Engagement
    Kathleen Gonzalez, Communications Coordinator
    Shauna Woodworth, Farm to Cafeteria Coordinator
    Nina Yozell-Epstein, Farm to Restaurant Coordinator

    Consultants:
    Loretta McGrath, Pollinator Partners Program Director
    Marion Kalb, Policy Specialist
    Clark de Schweinitz, Adviser & NM Policy Chair
    Elvis Bitsilly, SW Native Communities Liaison

    Board:
    Elizabeth Hetrick, Chair
    Sarah Grant, Treasurer
    Gerald Chacon
    , Secretary
    Christina Dominguez-Eshelman
    , Member
    Ron Hale
    , Member
    Jeannie Benally
    , Member
    Kristi Silva, Member

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