San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
A Movement Toward Sustainability Farm to Table Locally Grown, Sold Locally Educating the Community Real Foods, Local Farms, Eat SLV
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SLV Local Foods Coalition

The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition develops local networks, educates the community, and promotes programs and policies that create an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable local food system for the San Luis Valley Region.

Mosca Food Hub

The Mosca Food Hub Board is seeking a General Manager to work collaboratively with our board and develop customers in the management of a 4,000 square foot local food aggregation and distribution facility with a commercial kitchen in the San Luis Valley. For full job description and how to apply go to the Mosca Food Hub page.

Rio Grande Healthy Living Park

The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) is seeking a Director for its Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP). The RGHLP is a new entity and is a developmental project in the making! The short-term vision for this park includes: garden plots and a working farm for education and research; a year-round local food market supplemented by greenhouses; botanical gardens and a horticultural area; live events; walking trails for exercise, wildlife viewing and connecting our communities on the east and west banks of the Rio Grande. The long-term vision may include a food distribution center, a clam shell for live music, playground facilities and riverfront recreational activities. This integrated concept evokes both a business park, where multiple programs operate under a common management structure and core values, and a public park that preserves open space for use by tourists and local communities alike, making it an economically self-sustaining agritourism destination. Visit the RGHLP website www.healthylivingpark.org for more information and how to apply.

Branding/Marketing Consultant - Request for Proposal: The Rio Grande Healthy Living Park (RGHLP) Committee seeks a firm, individual, or collective group of individuals to guide a branding strategy process for the creation of a unified and renewed project message and the creation of a visual identity (i.e. logo) for marketing purposes. This new brand will send a clear message to the community of our goals and purpose to preserve their interest and support, as well as secure additional major donors. The RGHLP encourages individuals wishing to be considered to respond to the RFP highlighting their specific skill(s) and identifying the specific deliverable(s) they can address. It is expected that if a collective group of individuals is selected, the group will work together on the branding process and visual identity creation. Deadline for submission is December 22, 2014. Please visit www.healthylivingpark.org for full project scope and submission requirements.

We reached our goal!! Thanks to everyone who made this happen: our donors, lenders, community organizers, teachers, farmers, and friends. We couldn't have done this without you! Read more about the acquisition of the Polston property in the official press release from the Trust for Public Land and in a Denver Westword blog post. A task force has formed to work with the community towards the manifestation of the Healthy Living Park. We will be holding meetings to gain public input and plan for the future. Check out the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park website for more information.


LFC Open House

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Symphony of the Soil

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In celebration of the
International Year of the Soils,
the full feature film
Symphony of the Soil
will be streaming for viewing pleasure during the week of December 5-12, 2014 via the Symphony website.

Watch Symphony of the Soil Film »»

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Upcoming Events

LFC Coalition Meeting
January 9th, 10am at 514 Main St.
Meeting date changed from Jan. 2nd

Rio Grande Healthy Living Park Poster Signing by David Montgomery, December 19th, 4-6pm at the Fired Works Gallery

Seed Library Planning Meeting January 6th, 11am - Contact Karen Lemke at 719-480-3378.

WannaBeeKeepers Workshop 101 January 17th, 10am at the LFC Office - $50 includes 1 hour of hive set up in summer 2015 - Contact Karen Lemke at 719-480-3378

Seed Library Kick-off Event
February 20th at the ASU Library

Serv Safe Class February 21st - contact Carol Keith ckeith589@gmail.com


Other Events & Projects

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:

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area      Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

El Pomar Foundation


Anschutz Family Foundation

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Alamosa Marketing District


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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