Adobe Wall Build, Spring Recipes, VEGI 25th BDAY

VEGI Kick-Off Brunch was a success!! Congrats to our La Puente partner.
  • Adobe Wall Build at Rio Grande Farm Park – Volunteers Wanted! Saturday May 21, 9 am to 3 pm 
  • Job Opportunities: 4H Coordinator, Full-Time Project Coordinator for SLV 6 County Community Food Assessment, Truck Mechanic for Valley Roots Food Hub
  • What’s available from Valley Roots Food Hub?
    • Asparagus, Radishes, Arctic Char, Pickled Beets & Carrots 
    • Summer CSA Boxes
    • Welcome Alex, new VRFH driver!
  • Cooking Matters Spring Garden Recipe Ideas
  • SLV Gardening Facebook Group
  • Support the MoKi!  Crowdfunding Campaign 
  • Water Export Update: Douglas County Commissioners voting on RWR proposal this month!
  • Healthy School Meals for All HB-1414 Passed!
  • Community  Tree Planting May 19 
  • Alamosa Community Greenhouse Plant Sale May 21 
  • Rio Trio Seeking Volunteers June 10-12
  • 25 Years of La Puente’s VEGI Program
  • VEGI Garden Night Tuesdays 5-7 pm

Dragon Tongue Beans, Abundant Radishes, & Cooking Matters Events

Highlights / Temas

Rio Grande Farm Park

  • Adobe Wall Work Day May 21 
  • Dragon Tongue Beans & Compost for Sale 

MoKi / Local Foods Local Places

  • Crowdfunding Campaign 

Valley Roots Food Hub

  • End of Potato Season! 
  • We’re Hiring! 
  • Asparagus, Radishes, Arctic Char, Pickled Beets & Carrots 
  • Summer CSAs Available

Cooking Matters

  • In Person Programming Available 
  • Chick-ies: Healthy Cookies Recipe 

Statewide

  • Water Export Update
  • Free Energy Assessments 
  • Produce Safety Rule 

Community Events

  • We’re Hiring: SLV 6 County Food Assessment 
  • VEGI Kick-Off Brunch May 14 
  • Orient Land Trust Workshops – Seeking Workshop Leads 
  • Alamosa Community Greenhouse Plant Sale May 21 
  • Rio Trio Seeking Volunteers

Rio Grande Farm Park

  • Construir en adobe el 21 de mayo
  • Frijoles de lengua de dragón y compost a la venta

MoKi / Local Foods Local Places

  • Financiación colectiva

Valley Roots Food Hub

  • Final de la temporada de patatas
  • Estamos contratando
  • Espárragos, rábanos, betabeles y zanahorias 
  • Cajas frescas 

Cooking Matters

  • Clases en persona o virtuales
  • Receta de galletas saludables

Estado del Colorado

  • Actualización de exportación de agua 
  • Evaluaciones de energía gratuitas
  • Reglas de seguridad de productos

Eventos Comunitarios

  • Evaluación de alimentos del 6 condado de SLV – Estamos contratando
  • Almuerzo de VEGI 14 de mayo
  • Buscando líderes de demostraciónes para Orient Land Trust
  • El invernadero del Alamosa venderé plantas el 21 de mayo 
  • La carrera “Rio Trio” necesita voluntarios
Cooking Matters Pop Up tour at Adams State University

Rising Stewards & Asparagus – Local Food is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!

  • Rio Grande Farm Park
    • Rising Stewards Program
    • Volunteer Work Day SATURDAY April 23
    • Farmer Cooperative Training w/ RMFU, Tues Aprll 26
    • Compost for Sale
  • MoKi / Local Foods Local Places
    • Crowdfunding Campaign
    • KRZA Radio Show: La Puente Hunger Education Week April 24-30
    • First Friday May 6th in Alamosa
  • Valley Roots Food Hub
    • Welcome Angelica of PrepFuel SLV!
    • Hiring Mechanic & Ruby on Rails Software Developer
    • Porridge, Asparagus, Popcorn, Pickled Carrots
  • Cooking Matters
    • Nutrition Tips at Alamosa Food Pantry, Friday April 29th 1-3 pm
  • Statewide
    • SLV 6 County Food Assessment Launching Tuesday
    • First in the nation Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement awarded to Colorado
    • Support HB22-189 Cover All Coloradans – Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
  • Community Events
    • Earth Day Photo Contest
    • Earth Day River Cleanup
    • La Puente Hunger Education Week!
    • Orient Land Trust Workshops – Seeking Workshop Leads
Photo of Milberger Farms Asparagus by Al Stone

Seeds, Compost, & Opportunities

Highlights / Temas:

April 7, 2022 / El 7 de abril, 2022

  • Welcome Max Gibson, Development Director
  • MoKi Crowdfunding / Financiación Colectiva 
  • Valley Roots Food Hub is Hiring
  • Hiring 2022 RGFP Assistant / Estamos contratando un asistente de RGFP para 2022
  • Compost for Sale / Abono para la venta
  • First Fridays / Primeros Viernes
  • VRFH Offerings – Citrus, Lettuce, Coffee, Herbs, Bison, Dried Cherries
  • CSU Extension is Hiring
  • Regional Food Summit Notes & Reflections
  • Gratitude for the Joyful Journey Seed Exchange 
  • Mountainfilm on Tour; Wild & Scenic Livestream Film Fest
  • Land Acknowledgement by Abram Rosenberg
Jenny of Laz Ewe 2 Bar Goat Dairy teaches the participants of the 2022 Regional Food Summit the process of cheese-making.

MoKi Crowdfund, Bok Choi, We’re Hiring!

Bok Choi from The Summer’s House is available at Valley Roots Food Hub!

Highlights / Temas:

March 24, 2022 / El 24 de marzo, 2022

  • Regional Food Summit TOMORROW / Cumbre Regional de Alimentación el 25 de marzo
  • Wild & Scenic Film Fest April 9
  • MoKi Crowdfunding / Financiación Colectiva 
  • First Fridays / Primeros Viernes
  • Interview with Devon Peña – On Reviving Traditional Farming Methods
  • Hiring 2022 RGFP Assistant / Estamos contratando un asistente de RGFP para 2022
  • Volunteer Work Day March 26 / Día de trabajo de voluntarios el 26 de marzo
  • Compost for Sale / Abono para la venta
  • How to sell through VRFH / Cómo vender en Valley Roots Food Hub
  • Seed Exchange April 2 – Proceeds to RGFP! / Intercambio de Semillas el 2 de abril 
  • VRFH is Hiring / VRFH está contratando
  • VRFH Offerings – Citrus, Lettuce, Onions, Dragon Tongue Beans
  • Cooking Matters Citrus Salad Recipe

#LanguageJustice

This week’s newsletter was created in Spanish, but English speakers should be able to translate the entire message. Try it and let us know how it went! 🙂

Barn cats Limonata y Horchata. Gracias a Liz por la foto.

Temas:

El 10 de marzo, 2022

  • VRFH recibe subvención de digestión anaeróbica de la EPA
  • Adiós a Brooke Haney, quien forma parte de la familia SLVLFC desde hace una década
  • Involucrarse: Ordenar compost del RGFP, encontra el Moki en “First Fridays,” recomenda un amigo a VRFH, asiste un clase de Cooking Matters…y más.
  • Haz que tu voz se escuche en Denver con RMFU
  • Cumbre regional de alimentación – el 25 de marzo
  • Detenga la exportación de agua SLV al condado de Douglas
  • Ofertas de trabajo
  • Adios a RyDawg

Farewell to Amber, Tree Pruning Tips, Summer CSA, Job Openings!

Be Vocal About Local! It’s National CSA Week. Tell your friends to order their summer CSA!
Highlights:
Farewell to Amber Middleton, Development Director
It’s National CSA Week! Order your Summer Fresh Boxes today!
RGFP Work Day Saturday Feb 26
Want to be on RGFP Advisory Committee?
Cooking Matters – Monday Evening Classes
Local Eating Challenge – Chance to Win $25
Tree Pruning Tips
Rio Grande State of the Basin Symposium – Feb 26
MoKi March Madness Crowdfunding Campaign
Regional Food Summit & KRZA Radio Show 
Water is Life! Stop SLV Water Export!
Healthy School Meals for All – Bill Introduced to CO Legislature
Job Openings
SLV Local Foods Coalition – Development Director
Valley Roots Food Hub – Driver, Aggregator, Summer Working Shares
El Sagrado Farm – Farm Hand
SLV Language Justice Cooperative – Interpreter
Rocky Mountain Research Center – Community Advisory Board
La Puente – Many Openings

Farewell to Amber Middleton, Development Director. She will be missed!!

Feb 11, 2022: Protect SLV Water!

Contents:

  • Coming Up in Local Foods:
    • RGFP Work Day, Feb 26
    • Seeking RGFP Advisory Committee
    • Conejos County Food Giveaway, Feb 16
    • Simple Foods Market 1 Year Anniversary
    • 12th Annual SLV Seed Exchange, April 2
    • How to donate your tax refund
    • Stop SLV water export to Douglas County
    • $20,000 to hemp processing
  • Reaching the People
    • Reflections from the Southern CO Ag Conference
    • Shotout to the community members we met at Rio Frio
    • VRFH Local Eating Challenge – Enter to win $25
    • Lois’ Recipe Corner – Lentil Soup w/ Lemon
  • Educational & Engaging Events
    • Land Link: Understanding Land Tenure, Feb 17
    • Rio Grande State of the Basin Symposium, Feb 26
    • Water Management in SLV – View Recorded Livestream
    • Prize Network Trainings: Strategic Communications for Social Change; Using Data Visualization to Inform, Advocate, and Persuade
  • Job Openings
    • VRFH Hiring a Delivery Driver
    • El Sagrado Farm 
    • SLV Language Justice Cooperative
Photo of Luna by Karen Henderson of El Sagrado Farm in La Jara, CO.

Jan 27, 2022

Highlights

  • Local Food Saturday Jan 29 in Alamosa…
    • Rio Frio – We will have a booth 12-3 pm
    • Community Seed Exchange at ASU Nielsen Library 2- 4 pm
    • Support the MoKi on Saturday at Grub & Pub 3-7 pm
  • $20k Investment in SLV Value-Added Ag
  • Fun with Food
    • Local Eating Challenge – Enter to win a VRFH Gift Card!
    • How to make Liquid Fungal Compost Extract for your Farm or Garden
    • Newly Painted Benches at RGFP – Thanks Volunteers!
    • Lois’ Recipe Corner – Carrots & Potatoes roasted w/ Onion & Garlic
  • Educational & Engaging Events
    • Feb 1-3 Southern CO Ag Conference in Monte Vista
      • VRFH & SLV RMFU will each have a booth
    • Water Management in the SLV – Feb 3 @ 6 pm @ RGFP or Virtual
    • Regional Food Convening Feb 24
  • Resources / Scholarships
    • Jan 31 Deadline for 0% Interest Loans for Farmers & Ranchers
    • Scholarships for Recipe to Reality Entrepreneurship Seminar
  • Job Openings
    • Southwest Conservation Corps is Hiring
    • SLV Language Justice Cooperative is Hiring
Lois “Miss Lane” does a cooking demo from her home.

Jan 13, 2022 Newsletter: Season of Convening

Newsletter Highlights:

Welcome Salai & Kristine, RGFP Maintenance Stewards

RGFP Volunteer Work Day Jan 22

RiGHT is Hiring Executive Director

Order Citrus From Valley Roots Food Hub While it Lasts

Soup Inspiration from Cooking Matters

Learn to Grow Microgreens

Jan 31 Deadline for 0% Loan Applications for Farmers & Ranchers

Season of Convenings & Events

Photo from 15 Soup Ideas from AllRecipes