promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking

Over the past several years as many as 50 New Mexico fruit and vegetable farmers have sold fresh produce to 60 schools and school districts serving more than 234,067 of New Mexico’s school children.

Tasting in Style

By Susy Derby, FoodCorps Service Member with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in Santo Domingo Pueblo For the past two months, the Santo Domingo School has been fortunate to have whole school taste tests with produce donated by the … Continue Reading >

Planting the Seeds of Service and Community

By Rachel Pretlow, FoodCorps Service Member with La Plazita Institute  “What does service mean to you?” Nearly 350 Albuquerque Public Schools elementary and middle school students were able to begin to discover their answer to that question during the Cesar … Continue Reading >

Mission Possible: A School’s Sugar Free Challenge

By Cat Gannascoli, FoodCorps Service Member with La Semilla Food Center “No honey buns, Hot Cheetos or soda at the concession stand today students, just sugar free options!” I watched as a look of surprise, horror and resignation crossed the … Continue Reading >