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The New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association hosts the following trainings and events. Check back as we add more registration opportunities! 

 
  • Food Safety Training workshops

  • Marketing Workshops for farmers (Coming soon!)

  • NMFMA Annual Conference (for market managers, farmers, and community organizers)

  • Double Up Food Bucks trainings

  • Community Health Worker Trainings
     



Broken Image Vanderwagen Tier 2 Risk-Based Food Based Workshop - Tuesday, February 25
02/25/20 - 02/25/20


 Tier 2 Risk-Based Food Safety Workshop
Hosted by Spirit Farm
212 Cousins Road
Vanderwagen, NM 87326
(see directions on confirmation)
 Tuesday, February 25th
10:00am - 3:30pm (Lunch included)


Create Your Own Food Safety Action Plan

Are you thinking about selling to New Mexico schools? Do you have other wholesale customers asking to see your food safety plan? This Tier 2, intermediate workshop will walk you through completing a Risk-Based Food Safety Plan. This risk assessment will be customized to your farm, and will act as your operations manual to ensure continuous improvement and implementation of food safety practices. If you have not attended the Tier 1 training, you must receive permission from the NMFMA. Please call Ashley at 505.983.4010 ext 1 or email ashley@farmersmarketsnm.org and provide a phone number and good time to call. 

Your completed Risk-Based Food Safety Plan will be benchmarked to the Harmonized GAP standard, preparing you for GAP certification, if you are interested.  This workshop will be led by local food safety specialists and/or Extension Agents. Please bring a laptop if you would like to complete your Risk-Based Food Safety Plan in Excel. 

Lunch and materials are included

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
COST FOR ATTENDANCE: This training is FREE for CURRENT members of the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA).
Non-Members pay $25 that includes a one year membership to NMFMA, this training and others during the year, our Annual Conference and many other benefits.
Cost to attend training for non-members is $75.



*Scholarships are available - please contact Denise Miller at dmiller@farmersmarketsnm.org for an application.

Location: Spirit Farm
212 Cousins Road
Vanderwagen, NM 87326






Broken Image LOCAL FOOD CONNECTS: 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
02/27/20 - 02/28/20

   
 

Thursday - Friday
February 27th and 28th, 2020


Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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The Local Food Connects Conference in 2020 will bring together market managers, farmers, and local food advocates from across the state for two days of information sharing, resources, and inspiration.


 

Sign up to receive texts about conference updates by texting CONF2020 to 21333

During the conference we'll be introducing our new statewide texting program, GoodFoodNM! We'll be using GoodFoodNM to keep attendees updated about conference updates, reminders, and conference news as it unfolds, so be sure to sign up today! You'll receive one or two conference-related texts a week, and they will end when the conference ends. 

Thursday the 27th

9:30 AM - 11:30 PM: New Start Time! Agriculture Policy Forum - The NMFMA's NEW Agriculture Policy Pollinator (APP) program plays an important role in our grassroots advocacy efforts with the New Mexico Legislature. The APP program focuses legislators' attention on agriculture and community health issues that you care about. Join us as we discuss the APP, the role it will play in New Mexico agriculture, and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome to register for this event. Lunch is included. 

10:00 - 11:30 AM:  Double Up Food Bucks for Beginners - Mandatory

12:30 - 5:30 PM: 2020 Local Food Connects Annual Conference; Welcome, State of the Plate, Highlights, Break-out Sessions, Board Elections, and more

3:00 - 4:30 PM:  Double Up Food Bucks for Existing Participants  - Mandatory

5:30 PM:  Dinner and Social


Friday the 28th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Caiti Steele, Southwest Climate Hub coordinator/deputy director discussing climate change and agriculture in New Mexico
and facilitated group discussion by Dr. Steele, and Rosemary Romero


12:00 - 12:45 PM: WIC and Senior Vouchers with Martin MIller

Lunch

2:30 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Sessions

3:15 - 3:45 PM: Wrap up and Adjourn

Registration Information:

  • NMFMA membership benefits allow TWO FREE attendees to attend the NMFMA Annual Conference for farmers' markets, co-ops, and grocery stores

  • All other membership types benefits allow ONE FREE attendee

  • Outlets that want to send more than two people, or other members who want to send more than one, can register as an "Additional Attendee" for $25 each

  • Non-members interested in attending the conference pay $75

Included with your registration:

  • Snacks and beverages both days
  • Lunch on Friday
  • Dinner and reception on Thursday night at Santa Fe Community College

GROUP HOTEL: 
Comfort Inn - 4312 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507   505-474-7330
The deadline to reserve a room at the special rate was February 13th. You can still reserve a room at this hotel and will be reimbursed at the group rate. You will have to give your credit card information to hold the reservation and pay for your room upon departure.
Includes hot breakfast


Hotel Financial Support:
Farmers' market and other outlet managers will receive full hotel reimbursement based on double occupancy conference rates. If you attend the Agriculture Policy Forum on Thursday morning AND the conference Thursday and Friday, the NMFMA will reimburse two nights of lodging. If you attend the conference starting at 12:30 Thursday - Friday, you will receive reimbursement for one night.
 
If you choose to stay at another hotel, we will reimburse the same rate as the Comfort Inn conference rate. If you choose to get a single room,  you will be reimbursed for half based on double occupancy conference rates. 
 
If you need a roommate to help keep your costs down, please let us know and we will do our best to find one for you.  

A reimbursement check will be written at the conference when you present a copy of your paid receipt.  


Keep checking back for updates!

For information about becoming a Conference Sponsor click here.


For general conference or registration information, contact Catherine Baca, catbaca@farmersmarketsnm.org or 505-983-4010 x3.
 


Location: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87508

Registration ends on February 24, 2020
There are currently 30 spots remaining out of 170

We're looking forward to seeing everyone!






Belen Tier 1 Food Safety Training - Thursday, March 5th
03/05/20 - 03/05/20


 Tier 1: Risk-Based Food Safety Workshop
Hosted by Carrasco Family Farm
25 Jose I Garcia Rd
Belen NM 87002
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
10:00am-3:30pm (Lunch included)


FOOD SAFETY IS GOOD BUSINESS!
 Tier 1 food safety training will improve your understanding of on-farm food safety,
and prepare you for Tier 2 training where you can complete a custom Risk-Based Food Safety Plan for your farm. This training will be conducted by Valerie Smith of La Montanita Cooperative who is a certified USDA trainer.

Lunch and materials are included. 

COST FOR ATTENDANCE: This training is FREE for CURRENT members of the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA).
Non-Members pay $25 that includes a one year membership to NMFMA, this training and others during the year, our Annual Conference and many other benefits.
Cost to attend training for non-members is $75.
*Scholarships are available - please contact Denise Miller at dmiller@farmersmarketsnm.org 
for an application.

Location: Carrasco Family Farm
25 Jose I Garcia Rd
Belen, NM 87002


Register Now for the May 2nd Curry County Food Safety Training!






Belen Tier 2 Risk-Based Food Safety Workshop - Monday, March 16th
03/16/20 - 03/16/20


 Tier 2 Risk-Based Food Safety Workshop
Hosted by Carrasco Family Farm
25 Jose I Garcia Rd
Belen NM 87002
Monday, March 16th, 2020
10:00am-3:30pm (Lunch included)


Create Your Own Food Safety Action Plan

Are you thinking about selling to New Mexico schools? Do you have other wholesale customers asking to see your food safety plan? This Tier 2, intermediate workshop will walk you through completing a Risk-Based Food Safety Plan. This risk assessment will be customized to your farm, and will act as your operations manual to ensure continuous improvement and implementation of food safety practices. If you have not attended the Tier 1 training, you must receive permission from the NMFMA. Please call Ashley at 505-983-4010 ext 1 or email ashley@farmersmarketsnm.org and provide a phone number and good time to call. 

Your completed Risk-Based Food Safety Plan will be benchmarked to the Harmonized GAP standard, preparing you for GAP certification, if you are interested.  This workshop will be led by local food safety specialists and/or Extension Agents. Please bring a laptop if you would like to complete your Risk-Based Food Safety Plan in Excel. 

Lunch and materials are included

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
COST FOR ATTENDANCE: This training is FREE for CURRENT members of the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA).
Non-Members pay $25 that includes a one year membership to NMFMA, this training and others during the year, our Annual Conference and many other benefits.
Cost to attend training for non-members is $75.



*Scholarships are available - please contact Denise Miller at dmiller@farmersmarketsnm.org for an application.

Location: Carrasco Family Farm
25 Jose I Garcia Rd
Belen, NM 87002