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 2023 NM Food & Farms Day

Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Celebration Details

January 26, 2023, 9:00 am-2:30 pm 

We are delighted you will join us next Thursday, January 26 for Farm to Table and the NM Food & Agriculture Policy Council’s Annual Food & Farms Day. Below, you’ll find details about the event at the Roundhouse, the luncheon at the Pavilion, parking, menu, and much more! 

 

Please note: We are at capacity for the luncheon and cannot add any more seats, so please don’t bring anyone with you who has not RSVP’d.

AWARDEES

Check out information about our Food & Farms Day awardees here! We’ll honor them with an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse from 9:00-10:00am and you’ll have an opportunity to hear from them directly at the luncheon! 

WEATHER

Currently forecast to be sunny, with a high near 29. Dress warmly! 

Link to up-to-date weather forecast

EVENT SCHEDULE 

  • 9:00-11:30 am – Partner Tabling in the East Hall of History at the State Capitol
  • 9:00-10:00 amPublic Awards Ceremony in the Rotunda of the State Capitol
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pmLegislative Visits, Rostrum and Introduction of Food & Farms Day Memorial 
  • 1:00-2:30 pmInvitation Only Luncheon at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion (Please enter from Paseo de Peralta) 

 

MENU 

  • Locally sourced frito-pie, beef and vegan options available
  • Winter calabacitas, featuring butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, parsnips and onions
  • Salad of mixed greens, heirloom tomatoes, carrots, watermelon radishes, with two choices of dressing
  • Vegan Biscochitos
  • Coffee, tea, iced tea and fresh-made lemonade


A very special thanks to Chef David Sundberg  and the YouthWorks Social Justice Kitchen! 

YouthWorks operates a certified commercial kitchen that employs and trains young people for workforce engagement. This Social and Food Justice Enterprise prepares meals for school food services, summer meals programs, a food truck, provides special event catering, and operates an events café.

 

Youth trainees in YouthWorks Social Justice Kitchen may remain employed at YouthWorks even after graduating from the program as a stepping-stone into a career path – while also accessing wraparound support services to assist in navigating any challenges and barriers they may face.

 

YouthWorks Culinary Arts Training Program-Social Justice Kitchen has been in operation since its launch in 2008. Originally designed to prepare daily meals for YouthWorks students working as members of paid-job training crews, the program has expanded to become one of YouthWorks’ primary career training programs, matching trainees to internal and external job placements with skills and career certifications that prepare them for successful futures.

 

YouthWorks Social Justice Kitchen is a space that empowers youth with skills, knowledge, and confidence both in the kitchen and in their daily lives.

 

FARMS 

Local agriculture is at the heart of our work and we are inspired by the farmers who can provide nourishing and delicious food for our state year-round. 

Annie’s Herbs

Bountiful Cow Cheese

Buckin’ Bee Honey

Growing Opportunities

Jacona Village Bakery

Malandro Farm

Mendez Produce

Red Mesa Meats

Rocio Produce

Romero Farms

Santa Cruz Farm

Trujillo Family Farm 

Wagner Farm


COVID PRECAUTIONS/DRESS CODE
There is no vaccination or mask requirement at the Roundhouse this year, but you will have to pass through a metal detector to enter the building. There is also no dress code, unless you are sitting Rostrum. We do recommend you dress in business attire, especially if you are participating in the legislative visits or the awards ceremony.

PARKING AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

Address: 490 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Parking during the legislative session can be tricky. There is a free parking garage to the west of the Roundhouse, located at 485 Galisteo St, and within walking distance. Plan to arrive early in order to secure a spot! The next best option is the PERA parking lot, which is located to the east of the Capitol, across Old Santa Fe Trail. Beyond that, you’ll have to find metered parking as you’re able on the surrounding streets. We are not able to reserve parking.


PARKING AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET PAVILION 

Address: 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Suite A

Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion is located approximately three blocks west of the Capitol, near the corner of Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta. There is plentiful metered street parking in the surrounding Railyard area, as well as a parking garage located near REI at 503 Camino de la Familia. If you park in the garage, you can use the exits on the far end to exit on the street by Violet Crown Cinema, just near the water tower and the Pavilion.