FARMINGTON, N.M. – Community agencies and the city of Farmington are looking for ways to boost the market for local food while revitalizing downtown.
The Farmington Daily Times reports Farmington and Silver City are the New Mexico cities chosen this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Foods, Local Places program.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the goal of the program is to develop local food enterprises that “support local farmers, improve public health, protect the environment, and grow local economies.”
The public is invited to provide input during a meeting Tuesday at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center in Farmington.
The Downtown Albuquerque Main Street Initiative used the program in 2017 for an economic revitalization project.