San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Valley Roots Food Hub - Your Farm to Table Connection

san luis valley roots food hubFeaturing Food Grown in Living Soil.
The Valley Roots Food Hub is a regional aggregator and distributor of local foods. We build relationships in our communities by serving producers, grocers, restaurants, and institutions with the most fresh, and highest quality local foods from your friends and neighbors.


Valley Roots Food Hub - CSA Online Market is NOW OPEN!

Enjoy watching the 2015 CSA Video of delicious Fresh Food dishes from the San Luis Valley! Watch CSA Video »»

Participating households will receive a weekly box of the region's best freshly harvested produce. Food and its story will come from many different farms to make up a diverse offering. Late June through September, approximately 14 weeks. Value per week approximately $35. Go to CSA Signup Here! »». And for motivated individuals - Those who sign up 10 others to host a drop off spot in your town will get 14 weeks of fresh boxes for only $50!!! Please purchase your Fresh Box from the market by JUNE 15th. Fresh boxes purchased by then get a FREE Butternut Squash Curry Soup 32 oz made with organic ingredients.

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SLVLFC CLOSES ON FARM PARK!

The Rio Grande Farm Park - Protection of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park Complete! Read Full Press Release »»

Community Meeting & Dinner with Ken Meter!

The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition invites you to an evening with Ken Meter the President of Crossroads Resource Center Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, June 20, 2016 for a special community meeting and dinner.

Ken Meter is an economist with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a powerful message that inspires hope and illumination regarding local food economy. Those who have heard him speak say their understanding of the world will never be the same! He has worked for over forty years with inner city and rural communities to build resilience. He has served as an advisor to the USDA and Colorado State University, among others, has taught economics at the University of Minnesota and the Harvard Kennedy School, and has worked in communities in thirty states, seventy regions, and Canada.

Ken's work in rural areas is based on analysis of food systems, looking at such things as historic and current agricultural production, profitability, patterns of local consumption, and the economic implications of developing/bolstering a local food culture.

Ken has recently been commissioned by Adams State University to conduct a robust local farm and food economy study for the six counties of the San Luis Valley that will include impact of corrective measures being taking to restore and maintain our aquifer. Ken's work in the SLV will be ongoing and will assist in guiding the Sector Partnership Development work initiated by the Colorado Workforce Development Council, focusing on value added agriculture. View Event Info »»

A Day of New Beginnings

san luis valleyPlease join us Saturday, May 28th to Celebrate Spring!

We are featuring a variety of activities and uniting the community to get involved with the Rio Grande Farm Park!

- Plant sale by the Alamosa Community Greenhouse.

- BYO picnic at the Park with fun and games.

- Rededication and Renaming Ceremony of the Park.

Bring a friend, we look forward to seeing you there for this wonderful community drivern event!

Imagine Colorado: Activating the Rio Grande Corridor!

Check out our beautiful video submission for an Imagine grant and vote for it if you like it please!
Watch the Video and Read About this Initiative »»


A Day of New Beginnings!

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VEGI Work Day & Potluck

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Join Us - Friday June 3rd from 10am-1pm at the Boyd Community Garden at the corner of 11th and State Streets in downtown Alamosa.

Featuring a Community Workday with the Local Foods Coalition and Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI). Bring a dish to join in the potluck afterwards!

We look forward to seeing you there!
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Evening with Ken Meter

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The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition invites you to an evening with Ken Meter the President of Crossroads Resource Center Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, June 20, 2016 for a special community meeting and dinner.

Bring a friend and come learn about Ken's vision for The Valley!

View Event Info »»


Other Events & Projects

View all upcoming LFC Events and be sure to check out the News & Events page Calendar for additional events.
Visit our Projects section to learn more about our involved activities and attended events!


Appreciation for our many sponsors who have made our work possible especially:

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Alamosa Marketing District

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND


Clif Bar Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

El Pomar Foundation


Anschutz Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
RSF Social Finance


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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