New Mexico Farm to School Program: Distribution. Presented by L ē Adams Farm to Table October 5, 2008. Farm to Table “Where agriculture meets healthy children and healthy communities.”. Established 1996 Non-profit, educational organization working in 5 southwestern states
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Farm to Table
October 5, 2008
Farm to School Program:
Education and training for producers, school food service providers, teachers, and students.
NM Food & Ag
Policy development, advocacy and education to promote local agriculture, food security and healthy eating.
SW Marketing Network
Business and marketing training to producers and organizational development to community groups.
Production, processing, packing, storing, and distribution are done locally and/or are tailored to meet local needs.
Food and agricultural enterprises provide business and employment opportunities for New Mexicans.
not be used to help pay for school
Farming and Ranching
DistributionWhen HKHE legislation is passed, it will…
Increase capacity to provide fresh, healthy foods.
Help children develop lifelong healthy eating habits.
Create opportunity for new, locally owned enterprises.
Create a new $4M market for farmers.
Mesilla Valley Transport
-- don’t figure cost of transportation into bids
For more information, contact:Lē AdamsFarm to Table3900 Paseo del SolSanta Fe, NM 87507505-473-1004 [email protected] to our many partners involved in this work, including:New Mexico farmersSchool Food Service & School District personnelNM Department of Agriculture New Mexico Apple CouncilNM Food & Ag Policy CouncilAction for Healthy Kids NMSU Cooperative Extension ServiceNM Human Services Department, Commodities BureauNM Public Education DepartmentCooking with KidsUSDA programs and grantsOther funders