San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."
Save the Date - 2017 Harvest Soirée LOCAL!
"Mark your calendar for our 5th annual Harvest Soirée 'LOCAL!' to be held at the Rio Grande Farm Park on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am to 5 pm. This year's additions include the Alamosa Farmers' Market, kids activities, a pumpkin patch, and an extended lineup of local food, music, and art! Entry is $5, free to children under 5, and if you walk or bike to the event, you will get a free 'LOCAL!' sticker. We hope to see you there!"
USDA Awards Farm to School Grant
SLV farm to school program awarded grant! Read full article at Valley Courier here »»
SLV Farm to School Harvest of the Month Very Part Time Job Opening
Become a critical part of the San Luis Valley Farm to School Task Force as we launch Farm to School and implement Harvest of the Month activities in schools throughout the San Luis Valley. This position will focus on coordinating Harvest of the Month events and assisting the Integrated Nutrition Education Program with classroom-based lesson preparation and monthly materials handling. The position will be housed in the INEP office in Alamosa and will work on average 20 hours a month; where actual hours will vary greatly depending on school Harvest of the Month scheduling. View Full Job Description »»
Preserve Food, Preserve Nutrients!
With the end of summer approaching, (can you believe it?) it is a great time to preserve fresh and local fruits and vegetables for months ahead. If you grow a garden or have a fruit tree, you may already know how fun and practical it can be to preserve excess produce for enjoyment all year long. Processing of any sort can affect the nutrition and health benefits of foods, sometimes negatively and sometimes positively. Have you ever wondered whether canned, frozen, dehydrated, or fresh produce is better for your health, and whether you should choose one over the other?
Read full Colorado State University Extension article here »»
Veterans Local Food Dinner 2017
This community event for Veteran Fields dinner held August 26th, 2017 featured walking tour of the newly planned community garden locations in Antonito. See pictures and read about the the event »»
Job Opportunities at the Valley Roots Food Hub: Driver and Operations/CSA Manager