APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, May 31, 2024

Question Title

Purpose: The NM Grown Golden Chile Awards represent a fantastic opportunity to recognize and celebrate the innovative and dedicated NM Grown food producers who are bringing NM Grown foods to young children, students, and seniors across the state.

New Mexico Grown (NM Grown) is a program that serves K-12 students, older adults in senior centers, and early childhood education sites across New Mexico by incentivizing the purchase and distribution of locally grown fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and meat products for meal and snack programs. The program also provides significant economic development opportunities for New Mexico's food producers through the development of a robust wholesale market serving public institutions.

How to Complete this Application
  • Please think about your New Mexico sales and buyer relationships in the last 12 months and complete all the following questions.
  • This application will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • If you do not have an answer for a specific question, please select “N/A.”
  • You can return to this application as often as you need by clicking on the survey link. Your answers are saved automatically. Make sure you are using the same computer, otherwise you will not be able to access your previous answers.
  • You can complete the application in 3 different formats:
    1. Via Survey Monkey on your computer or cell phone
    2. Print the PDF version and return by email (scan/photo)
      • Email: Gabriel Gaarden (, Alena Paisano (
    3. Print the PDF version and return by mail
      • Attn: Gabriel Gaarden
      • Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Program - NMDOH
      • 1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Suite S 1300
      • Sante Fe, NM 87505
Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet. For support, email Gabriel Gaarden ( or Alena Paisano (