New Mexico Contacts

To add state news & resources, contact:

Allie Vrtachnik


New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association

Denise Miller
Executive Director
(505) 983-4010


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name: New Mexico EBT Fiesta Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Denise Miller
Executive Director
New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association
(505) 983-4010

New Mexico Ag Department

New Mexico Department of Agriculture


WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Sarah Flores-Sievers, WIC Director

Phone: (505) 476-8801

Fax: 505-476-8900



Martin Miller, FMNP Business Specialist

Phone: (505) 476-8801



New Mexico News/Case Studies

USDA Farmers Market, Local and Regional Food Systems Grants Announced

Hannah Fuller October 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced this week that it has awarded $27 million in grant funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and $9.3 million in grant funding through the new Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The grants fall under the Local Agricultural… Read More

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

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New Mexico SNAP benefits accepted by state early for February

Allie Vrtachnik January 15, 2019

Double Up New Mexico shares: “Due to the partial federal government shutdown, SNAP recipients have been in jeopardy of not receiving February’s benefits as deposits onto their EBT Cards. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) — SNAP’s funding agency — offered states a plan to ensure that SNAP beneficiaries received their benefits for the… Read More

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Center of Southwest Culture awarded a 2018 FMPP Grant

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

Congratulations to New Mexico’s Center of Southwest Culture, a 2018 USDA FMPP recipient! Recipient: Center of Southwest Culture, Albuquerque, NM Project Type: Capacity Building Rural NM Marketing Network Land-based, centuries-old Indigenous and Hispanic communities in central and northern New Mexico need alternative economic initiatives to protect their land and water assets while increasing family revenues.… Read More

From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More

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Southwest New Mexico Food Hub to extend local foods

Allie Vrtachnik April 9, 2018

“Local farmers gathered at The Volunteer Center of Grant County on Monday to hear about a new program called the Southwest New Mexico Food Hub and how it can help them get more of their produce to markets farther afield. The National Center for Frontier Communities, a nonprofit organization in Silver City, received a $125,000… Read More

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Wheatfields Ag Project among Navajo community-oriented projects

Allie Vrtachnik April 2, 2018

Budget and Finance Committee members received updates on projects funded by the Navajo Nation Council in 2016. The $150 million Permanent Trust Fund Income Five-Year Expenditure Plan enables economic development projects, agricultural development projects, and water infrastructure development. The Tsaile Wheatfields Blackrock Dineh Water Users Association’s Wheatsfield Ag Project is progressing and revitalizing farmlands in… Read More

New Mexico Agriculture Career Connections

Alex Canepa November 3, 2017

Join us for our Fall Career Connections, our new agrarian job fair! Anyone seeking a job, internship or apprenticeship in agriculture, bring your resume and meet with multiple employers. Prospective employers/mentors include (but are not limited to) private ranches and farms, conservation groups, food advocacy organizations, government agencies, land use service consultants (e.g. Holistic Management)… Read More

2016 FINI Grant Awardees Announced

Honesta Romberger June 10, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the awardees of $16.8 million in competitive grants to help SNAP (formally food stamps) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food… Read More

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Perspectives from the Field: Agriculture, Culture, and the Creation of Meaning in Northern New Mexico

Liz Comiskey July 9, 2014

by Maclovia Quintana, research & education intern People have been farming in northern New Mexico for generations running into centuries, my own family among them. When I first came to Yale in 2007, I did not expect that I would eventually end up studying the very place I came from. But this is the nature… Read More