"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."
Harvest Soirée - Tapas by the River
Join LFC for the 3rd annual Harvest Soirée on September 19th from Noon to 5pm at the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park. Enjoy this local community supported gathering with the Coalition featuring food, music, libations and more! Make your reservation today at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check to reserve your supported level event ticket. View Event Poster with complete info and contacts »»
Washington / Alamosa - SBA Press Release!
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition based in Alamosa Colorado is among the winners. The recipients represent 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The SBA discussed the Growth Accelerator program and other SBA programs at the White House Demo Day on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. View President Obamas delivery remarks »»
The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC) entered the national contest based on its work to foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem. Two important business incubator projects were featured. The Valley Roots Food Hub local foods aggregation and distribution enterprise complete with a warehouse and large-scale commercial kitchen for value-added production in Mosca; And the 38-acres of amazing soil at the bend of the Rio that comprises the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park - recently obtained to nurture beginning farmers and to attract visitors for a back-to-the-land experience. Read Full Press Release »»
Rio Grande Healthy Living Park - Funding Secured!
The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), and Colorado Open Lands (COL) will complete the permanent acquisition and protection of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park, thanks to two significant grants announced today. Specifically, the Trust for Public Land has secured $700,000 from the LOR Foundation and $254,000 from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO). Read Full Press Release »»
Valley Roots Food Hub - Debut!!
Come Join Us for the Debut of our Local Food Hub by participating in Local Food Tasting Events from May 26th - May 31st. View full size Event Poster below. We look forward to seeing you there!
See what's fresh at Valley Roots Food Hub Wholesale! CSA is here starting June 15th! Set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) account for $450 to get 14 weekly local fresh food boxes delivered to your community. Order by June 15th at 8AM for Delivery on Thursday June 18, 2015 between 6:00AM and 5:00PM.
Call General Manager Nick Chambers for more information at 719-588-8245. Sign up at our Food Hub Interface Websites to Buy or Sell farm fresh goods at CSA RETAIL or MARKET WHOLESALE.
Valley Research Study
An insightful economic study of the San Luis Valley Region highlighting the Local Farm & Food Economy conducted by Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Centerand is available for viewing. The consumer study covers Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, & Saguache Counties. View SLV Study Results.
SLV Upcoming Seed-Related Events
Join the San Luis Valley for many gatherings of Seed-Related events through August 2015 including Gardening & Greenhouse Lectures, Seed Workshops, Gardening Demos, Green House Tours & much more! Spring is around the corner and these events will help you get ready for the upcoming garden and growing season! View Seed-Related Events Schedule.
CSA - Valley Roots Food Hub
CSA is here starting June 15th! Set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) account for $450 to get 14 weekly local fresh food boxes delivered to your community. Order by June 15th at 8AM for Delivery on Thursday June 18, 2015 between 6:00AM and 5:00PM.
Replenish your gut flora! Join us Saturday, September 20th from 10am-1pm at the at the Valley Roots Food Hub, 5401 Terry Street, Mosca. Led by new Valley resident and natural chef Marcella Friel. Gather up your jars and root and cabbage, veggies, peppers, garlic and spices for this great event. Veggies and jars will be available as well. Donation will be requested.
Join us Saturday, September 19th from Noon to 5pm for the 3rd annual Harvest Soirée. Enjoy this local community supported gathering for Tapas by the River at the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park in Alamosa!