Our community inspires us. It is our pleasure to invest in the businesses and organizations that keep Santa Fe progressive, thriving, and dedicated to serving each other and our environment.
At Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, we are committed to composting, recycling, knowing where our products come from, and making choices that are responsible to our business, our customers, and our world.
2% Cash Pay Proceeds
When you pay CASH at Sweetwater, you keep your money LOCAL. For the month of April, we will donate 2% of all our cash sales to support The Santa Fe Farmer's Market Institute.
The Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market, with 10 years in the Railyard!
The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute is the sister non-profit to the Santa Fe Farmers' Market. The Institute addresses local economic development, health, environment, and community building through programs developed to support the Market, Market vendors, and the community. Their mission is to advocate for farmers, ranchers and other land-based producers; provide equitable access to fresh, local food; own and operate a year-round venue for the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market; and manage programs to help sustain a profitable, locally-based agricultural community.
The Institute's Microloan Program awards low-interest flexible loans which fund projects that have a huge impact on many of our vendors’ businesses, as well as the quality and quantity of the products brought to the Market. They collaborate with local and national experts to provide a Training & Professional Development Program for Market vendors and potential new vendors, and provide scholarships to outside trainings and conferences. They offer Double Up Food Bucks, which doubles the dollars SNAP users can spend at Market. Through this families are given more access to healthy, local food; Market vendors have an increased customer base and increased revenue; and the local economy is infused with new funds. The FreshRx Program, done in conjunction with Presbyterian Healthcare Services and La Familia Medical Center, provides patients and their families with prescription vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables that can be used at El Mercado del Sur, the market on the Southside. Local Food for Local Kids includes “on demand” field trips from local schools and out-of-school programs, and POP Club, which gives kids the Market experience while also engaging the whole family. Market Fresh Cooking is a live food demonstration at the Market, educating customers about seasonal produce and providing simple recipes. And, they own and operate the Farmers' Market Pavilion, allowing the Market to offer four different markets at two locations. The Saturday Market is one of two farmers’ markets in the state that is open year-round!
You can learn more about the Farmers' Market Institute programs here: https://farmersmarketinstitute.org/programs/
Beneficial Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) provides affordable locally and regionally grown food to North-Central New Mexico families and restaurants. A collaborative CSA, Beneficial Farms supports more than 30 state and regional farms that use sustainable farming methods to offer a wide range of foods year-round. Its partner farms include Mesa Top Farm, Gemini Farm, Synergia Ranch, and Talon de Gato.
Sweetwater loves receiving Beneficial Farms produce and being a CSA pick-up location for local families.