SANTA FE FARMERS’ MARKET INSTITUTE ABOUT US:
Founded in 2002, the nonprofit Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute (the Institute) was created to support the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market’s efforts to make healthy, locally grown food easily accessible to the community. The Institute’s first goal was to provide and maintain an affordable year-round space for vendors to sell their goods.
Since then Institute has expanded outreach to the local agricultural community by providing farmers with professional development and training programs, microloans and business consulting. For the community, the Institute administers Double Up Food Bucks, a program that doubles EBT/SNAP transactions to increase shoppers purchasing power and Fresh Rx, a produce prescription program. contributing to the northern New Mexico economy by supporting its farmers. We also partner with the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market to bring more fresh, healthy food to the Southside via the Santa Fe Farmers’ Del Sur Market.
SANTA FE FARMERS’ MARKET INSTITUTE’S MISSION
The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute’s mission is to advocate for farmers, ranchers and other land-based producers; provide equitable access to fresh, local food; own and operate a year-round venue for the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market; and manage programs to help sustain a profitable, locally-based agricultural community.