News & Events
- 2018 NM Legislative Session Successes
- Are you shopping on Amazon.com? Designate Farm to Table as your charity through AmazonSmile and 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases will be donated to us.
- Farm to Table is the Southwest Regional Lead with the National Farm to School Network. Region includes AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY.
- What’s the potential of getting local produce in our public institutions? See the new report on The Power of Public Procurement: An Action Plan for Healthier Farms & People in New Mexico
- Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work in the Navajo Nation, by the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic and the Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE), is a Toolkit which will be used as a living and malleable starting point at trainings and community planning sessions. Farm to Table was among many who assisted in informing the toolkit.
- What to do about Food Deserts???… here’s an opinion piece that appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican which mentions the Food Plan and the work of the Santa Fe Food Policy Council.
In Case You Missed It…
- International Council on Social Welfare, A World Organization Promoting Development highlights Farm to Table in its Global Cooperation Newsletter, August 2014 Article by Professor Dorothy ‘Dee’ N. Gamble, MSW
- Farmers Speak Out on Critical USDA Programs… Gerard Chacon, a 7th generation NM rancher and former Farm to Table Board Member, is among farmer advocates and other leaders from around the country discussing the importance of critical USDA Programs with high-level USDA Officials and Members Congress. Read more in this National Sustainable Agriculture Blog.
- New! Toolkit: Food Safety in School Gardens, A Guide for Assuring Fresh Produce Food Safety From the Garden to the Cafeteria, Classroom, and Community. Complete the short Survey and provide valuable feedback on the Toolkit.
- Planning Santa Fe’s Food Future A publication of the Santa Fe Policy Council, October 2013
- Learning Life Cycles in the School Garden–FoodCorps New Mexico by Kendal Chavez, FoodCorps Fellow
- FoodCorps Digs Deep in New Mexico by Nissa Patterson, edible Feast
- Don’t Like Radishes? Try Gardening…edible Santa Fe magazine looks at forward-thinking New Mexicans practicing Resilience. Read article about school gardens supported by Farm to Table in New Mexico… View the full on-line Fall issue of edible Santa Fe.
- How important is the farm bill? The farm bill is the primary piece of legislation responsible for agriculture and food policies in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans do not have access to healthy food… Read more…. Catch interviews, airing throughout New Mexico this month, with Pam Roy of Farm to Table and Allison Hagey of PolicyLink.
- Farm to Table selected as one of 99 Great Organizations Confronting Poverty & Hunger – This national list serves as an acknowledgment of organizations that are doing good work. It is compiled as a resource for social workers, or social work students, who want to make alleviating poverty and hunger a central mission in their social work careers.
- Benefits of Urban Farms, My View Section of the Santa Fe New Mexican, Sunday, July 29, 2013
- Canaries in the Coal Mine, excerpt from The Bosque Beast, June/July 2013 Issue
- Our Grocery Store, Where Food Meets Policy by Kathleen Gonzalez (edible Santa Fe)
- Bringing Magic into the Farm and Garden with Pollinators by Loretta McGrath, Pollinator Partners Program Director (Green Fire Times)
Southwest Marketing Network Newsletter
This issue discusses food security, local food in schools, a report on the 2012 Border Food Summit, and more.
Special Report 2013 (548k), This special report covers the Beginning Farmer Business Planning and Marketing Toolbox from NCAT, a small Ruminant Course from ATTRA, and discusses raising meat chickens on pasture.
For past newsletters, visit the SWMN website >
Partners’ Corner…Links to Noteworthy Reports and Information
Evaluation for Transformation, A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School is the first comprehensive document to define outcomes farm to school can achieve and offer language, guidelines and metrics to help users understand and articulate those outcomes from the National Farm to School Network.
Healthy Food Access Portal – New from PolicyLink, provides access to a wide range of resources including Policy Efforts & Impact, Funding, and Retail Strategies.
A new report from the Wallace Center is a must read… Innovations in Local Food Enterprise: Fresh Ideas for a Just and Profitable Food System. The report addresses one of the most complex issues facing food access and regional food system development allies today: how can consumer price and producer cost meet in ways that transition healthy, local food from a privilege to a right?
Access to Healthy Food and Why It Matters: A Review of the Research, a new joint report by PolicyLink and The Food Trust demonstrates that healthy food access is paramount!
The $11 Trillion Reward, How Simple Dietary Changes Can Save Lives and Money, and How We Get There… a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (article on page 8 highlights one of Farm to Table’s partner organizations, La Semilla Food Center) – Watch the video, An Apple a Day
A Place at the Table, a film directed by Kristi Jacabson and Lori Silverbush, shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
16.7% of the population of Santa Fe County is food insecure. Food insecurity means lacking access to food, or the ability to pay for it. A report recently ranked New Mexico the worst state in the country for childhood food insecurity.
A thought-provoking film worth watching… More than Honey –“If bees were to disappear,” Albert Einstein once predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.” Is that disaster coming to pass? In different regions, between 50% and 90% of have disappeared, and the epidemic showing no signs of slowing. Without predators, or bodies, it’s been a struggle for scientists to understand the problem. This unforgettable film film, winner of the German Oscar for best documentary, as well as awards around the world, uses breathtaking cinematography and first-person stories to explore one of the natural world’s most disturbing trends. (Germany, 2012, 91m, DCP, Kino Lorber)
The 2013 national KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual ranking of the 50 states based on child well-being is now available. “New Mexico has never ranked very high for child well-being. This year, however, for the first time, New Mexico is ranked dead last” –Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico Voices for Children (June 2013)