Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Interesting Facts to Consider

The number of farmers' markets in New Mexico has grown from 39 to 61 since 2005. Gross sales were $6 million in 2011, up from $3 million in 2007. Federal funding of $130,000 in FMPP (USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program) has helped over the past six years. From the newsletter of the Sothwest Marketing Network.

Also of note: From now through April 2013 there are four training sessions of the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance throughout New Mexico. For more information:

November 14-16, 2012. Quivira Coalition's 11th annual conference. "How to feed nine billion people from the ground up." Albuquerque, NM. For more information:

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