NMEP Programs

We look at the impact of each potential project and program on our mission, vision and values before accepting whether it becomes a part of the work in which we engage or support. Each project must have an element of sustainability and long term positive impact for the communities in which we serve.

Characteristics of successful initiatives: strengthen relationships with urban and rural consumers and producers, develop closed loop food systems processes, and support sustainable local urban and regional food systems. Elements of the shared commercial kitchen include small food business incubator, food service and job readiness training, kitchen rental service, and nutrition education programs.

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Community Education

Hands-on food nutrition, growing and cooking education programming using local, seasonal and affordable foods while integrating STEAM components (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).


The Entrepreneur Journey

Local entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business can take advantage of the NMEP Entrepreneur Journey. Entrepreneurs are provided access to business coaches, ecosystem resources, market opportunities and technical assistance to support business growth!

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Culinary Certificate Program

No More Empty Pots 8-week Culinary Certificate Program provides hands-on skills based on-the-job culinary training for individuals currently working in the industry that want to sharpen and grow skills.

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