San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."
Wild Seed & Winter Plant ID Walkabout
To all - From Maury Grimm at Nature's Table
Mark your calendar for February 3, 1-4 pm. Nature's Table will be doing a wild seed and winter plant ID workshop at Pike's Stockade, east of Sanford, CO. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please RSVP to Maury via Facebook »» or Email by Feb 1st, as she will be making some wild things! Learn more at Facebook Event Listing »»
Upcoming Training Sessions for Farmers
Boone, Salida, and Cortez Colorado - The Colorado Tourism Office, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Guidestone Colorado are co-hosting Growing Your Farm Business: Visioning and Scaling Up Workshops in January and February for beginning and expanding farmers and ranchers.
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Register for this FREE workshop event »»
Colorado Gives - Give Where You Live
Support organizations that are essential to protecting and nurturing quality of life in Colorado. Your community donation is greatly appreciated.
Interested in working with the Local Foods Coalition?
We are currently seeking hire for a Part Time Contract Bookkeepr Associate.
The In House Bookkeeper (IHBA) will oversee all aspects of accounting at the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition in accordance with Good Accounting Practices. The IHBA's role is to conduct the bookkeeping for the organization. This encompasses preparing invoices weekly for payment, receiving income and preparing for deposit. Keeping records of all transactions by program (class) and by grant funding stream in QuickBooks Online. The IHBA works closely with the General Manager of the Valley Roots Food Hub in Mosca one day per week and with the Director of the SLVLFC and the director of the Rio Grande Farm park in the SLVLFC office one day a week. The bookkeeper must be able to pull reports upon request during regular business hours. Monthly bank statements will be reconciled and financial reports prepared one week ahead of board and committee meetings. It is important that the IHBA is dedicated to the mission and core values of the organization and becomes an important team member advocating for improvements, intervening to collect past due accounts and advising the management if a report is due or a matter needs attention. See full job description »»
Interested in getting more involved with Double Up Food Bucks?
LiveWell Colorado is actively working to transform access to nutritious food in the entire state. One of its major programs, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), allows SNAP recipients to receive $1 for every $1 spent on SNAP-eligible food, up to $20. These "double up food bucks" can then be used to purchase fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB was started in 2016 and has helped people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. LiveWell Colorado is taking DUFB to the next level and is looking to develop and increase community engagement.
In order to do this, LiveWell will be working with partners across the state to develop the Community Food Advocates program. This program works with local ambassadors to share the DUFB program with community members and organizations to increase participation.
We are actively seeking current or past recipients of SNAP and DUFB participants as Community Food Advocates. We are currently looking for Advocates in Southwest Colorado (Montezuma and La Plata Counties, with some outreach in Archuleta and Dolores Counties), Denver, Garfield County, Montrose County, and the San Luis Valley.
Community Food Advocates will partner with community members to support the DUFB program. Advocates will promote and increase community participation in the program. Stipends are provided.
For more information, please review the additional PDF page »»
USDA Awards Farm to School Grant
SLV farm to school program awarded grant! Read full article at Valley Courier here »»
Wild Seed Workshop & Walkabout
Join Nature's Table on Saturday, January 3rd from 1pm-3pm at Pike's Stockade in Sanford for the wild seed and winter plant ID workshop.
Please RSVP to Maury via Facebook »» or Email by Feb 1st, as she will be making some wild things!
Support your Valley Food Co-op
Important Member Meeting at 6pm on January 16th. Please join us.