Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy New Mexico Food & Farms Day and New Mexico School Nutrition Day

Today, Monday, February 20, is the fifth annual New Mexico Food and Farms Day and New Mexico School Nutrition Day at the New Mexico State Capitol. The events are organized by Farm to Table and the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council, plus legislative sponsors (Rep. Rebecca Dow and Sen. Pete Campos for New Mexico Food and Farms Day) and Sen. Pete Campos and Rep. Bobby Gonzales, Jimmie Hall, and Speaker Brian Egolf for New Mexico School Nutrition Day).

Day at a Glance:
8:30am - 11:00am Information tables set up in the East and West Halls

9:00am - 9:45am Press Conference and Awards Ceremony in the Rotunda 
  • NM Food & Farms Day Presentation
  • NM School Nutrition Day
  • 2nd Annual Local Food and Farm to School Awards Celebration
10:00am In both the Senate Chambers and the House Chambers
(schedule may vary)
  • Presentations of NM Food and Farms Day Memorial and NM School Nutrition Day Memorial and Introduction of Rostrum special guests
  • Salads consisting of New Mexico grown produce are delivered to each member of the House and Senate.
12 noon or after NM Food and Farms Day group photo in front of the Capital - West Side

2nd Annual Local Food and Farm to School Awardees

Teacher of the Year

Charlotte Alderete -Trujillo
Principal and Teacher South Valley Preparatory School
Albuquerque, NM

of the Year

La Plazita Institute Albuquerque, NM
School Food Director of the Year

Barbara Berger
Health and Nutrition Specialist
Las Cruces Public Schools

Farmer of the Year

Dale ToyaTraditional Farmer from Jemez Pueblo, NM

Double Up Food Bucks Outlet
of the Year

Aztec Farmers' Market Aztec, NM

Farmers' Market
of the Year

Downtown Growers' Market Albuquerque, NM

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