Two bills in the House and Senate have been introduced that would create a statewide food infrastructure to assist entrepreneurs in connecting rural producers to consumers.
Rep. Debbie Rodella and Sen. Richard Martinez have introduced identical bills in their respective chambers to appropriate $1.4 millions dollars from the general fund to the Economic Development Department “to support agricultural and food entrepreneurs in creation of a statewide food infrastructure to connect rural producers to consumers.”
And if you don’t already know, there are some fabulous organizations operating in New Mexico that work on food-related issues like hunger, entrepreneurial development, and connecting locally produced food to schools and restaurants. Find out more about these organization’s work at their websites:
Mixing Bowl (The Kitchen for Entrepreneurs) — http://mixingbowlnm.org/
Farm to Table (Promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking) — http://www.farmtotablenm.org/
NM Appleseed (Better Policy, Better Lives) — http://www.nmappleseed.org/