Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Farm to Table, Inc.

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • http://www.farmtotablenm.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of Farm to Table is to promote locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking. Farm to Table enhances marketing opportunities for farmers; encourages family farming, farmers' markets and the preservation of agricultural traditions; informs public policy; and, furthers understanding of the links between farming, food, health and local economies.

Main Programs

  1. Farm to School Educational Program & Farm to Cafeteria Program
  2. Healthy Kids-Healthy Economies & the New Mexico Food & Ag Policy Council
  3. Farm to Restaurant
  4. Pollinator Partners Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

At the invitation of individuals and communities, Farm to Table addresses the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in building sustainable businesses while improving fresh and healthy food choices for New Mexico’s children and families. We work in economically disadvantaged communities that have been traditionally underserved, including rural or mixed (metro-rural) areas. We engage directly with many community partners to help them asses their community food system opportunities and stay abreast of national/ regional trends and laws, such as the Child Nutrition Act/Farm Bill, to build awareness and advocacy.

ruling year

1996

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Pamela Roy

Deputy Director

Self-reported

Ms. Nelsy Dominguez

Keywords

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farm, farm to school, organic agriculture,community food security,agriculture policy,agriculture education,community network,agriculture curriculum,school garden,local food economy,policy council

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Also Known As

Farm to Table

EIN

85-0438238

 Number

2890255628

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Farm to School Educational Program & Farm to Cafeteria Program

Farm to School and Farm to Cafeteria programs include resources for farm to school educational activities, enterprise development, specific training and new market connections for farmers to increase their marketing opportunities. Through these programs, Farm to Table is the regional & NM state lead agency for the National Farm to School Network.

The Farm to Cafeteria program works with a number of school districts throughout the state. We have partnered with Human Services Department to offer fresh New Mexico grown produce to all New Mexico school districts. Concurrently, we work with New Mexico farmers to prepare them to meet the institutional demand for fresh produce from school food buyers and have expanded local market connections to include institutions such as hospitals and senior centers.

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Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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Program 2

Healthy Kids-Healthy Economies & the New Mexico Food & Ag Policy Council

With a focus on policy and market-based strategies that improve our children’s health by improving school nutrition programs including the quality of food on the school meal plate, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Economy looks to provide New Mexico students with regionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, while providing a new market for farmers, an economic benefit to both urban and rural areas, and assists schools meet new Federal nutrition requirements.

Through Food & Ag Policy Councils and Networks, we educate the public and policy makers about opportunities within state and federal programs; diligently providing policy makers with a greater understanding of a comprehensive ‘food system’. We work with food policy councils and networks to coalesce local action related to food access.

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Program 3

Farm to Restaurant

Farm to Restaurant Program works to facilitate the procurement of Northern New Mexico farmers’ goods into Santa Fe’s restaurants. From food carts to gourmet high-end restaurants, Farm to Restaurant makes it possible for chefs to purchase local produce. The Farm to Restaurant program expands markets and increases revenue for farmers- securing the feasibility of farming in the region, while strengthening our local economy, and educating the public about the benefits of locally grown and prepared foods.

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Program 4

Pollinator Partners Program

The Pollinator Partners Program supports the creation of pollinator friendly habitat in New Mexico to enhance and regenerate the ecological, agricultural, economic and cultural health, vitality and well-being of people, pollinators and places. The program provides educational outreach and support for gardening, land stewardship, and beekeeping with presentations, film events, age-appropriate dialogue, and web-based resources to support school and community-based projects.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

At the invitation of individuals and communities, Farm to Table addresses the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in building sustainable businesses while improving fresh and healthy food choices for New Mexico’s children and families. We work in economically disadvantaged communities that have been traditionally underserved, including rural or mixed (metro-rural) areas. We engage directly with many community partners to help them asses their community food system opportunities and stay abreast of national/ regional trends and laws, such as the Child Nutrition Act/Farm Bill, to build awareness and advocacy.

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FARM TO TABLE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Farm to Table, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Pamela Roy

Deputy Director

Ms. Nelsy Dominguez

BIO

Pam has spent over 25 years working in food, farming, and advocacy initiatives at the local, national, and international levels. She has worked with groups to co-found numerous organizations that focus on food, agriculture and equity issues including Farm to Table, the NM Farmers Marketing Association, the Southwest Marketing Network, the Santa Fe Food Policy Council, and the New Mexico Food and Agriculture Policy Council that she coordinates. Pam works with communities to develop their own voice to advocate for policies and programs that provide social equity. She has served on numerous local and national boards including the Community Food Security Coalition, Santa Fe Business Incubator, and the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Farm to Table collaborates with hundreds of partners across the state, region and nation—creating a ripple effect that touches our lives in big and small ways… at home, in schools and in the field. Since 1996, Farm to Table has worked to strengthen the economic livelihoods of farmers by building connections to local markets, facilitating sales of local fresh produce to institutions and restaurants, by bringing healthy foods and exploratory learning to schools by way of Farm to School programs, by providing trainings that highlight pollinators as allies, by assisting communities with Food Policy Council development to strive for equity in our food system, and by gathering folks in learning environments."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elizabeth Hetrick

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?