Lobo Growers’ Market Manager

Meet Kimberly Barnett, the Fall 2012 Lobo Growers’ Market Manager! Kimberly is a senior at UNM, studying food and water resources in the Bachelor of University Studies program. As a Sustainability Studies student she has completed both the SUST-402 Foodshed Field School and SUST-364 Growers’ Market Practicum courses, in which she learned about New Mexico’s foodsheds and how to organize and manage growers’ markets.

Kimberly grows produce on a small plot in Bosque Farms with her partner Jedrek, and works with him to sell it at the Northeast, Nob Hill and Downtown Growers’ Markets. She’s also developing a value-added baby food business that will use local produce, and is hoping to open a commercial kitchen in Bosque Farms some day.

Kimberly says, “I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of bringing local food to campus. It’s something I know the faculty and student body here have been wanting for a while. I think that completing the Growers’ Market class here at UNM, farming, and also working at three local markets has given me some of the experience I need to help make our campus market successful. My brain and my stomach are eager for exciting things to happen this semester!”

Welcome, Kimberly! We’re excited to have such a passionate and capable student managing the six-week series of markets.

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2 Responses to Lobo Growers’ Market Manager

  1. Kirsten Lynn Nuttle says:

    Awesome, glad you got the position. See you at the Market my dear 🙂

  2. Siobhan Hammack says:

    How can I distribute my homegrown garden plants I have grown in my sunroom this spring. This is the first year where I have had the opportunity to grow a surplus of garden plants for market and would like to be able to join the growers market community. Thanks, Siobhan Hammack

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