Local Foods, Local Places Radio Show

Tune in to KRZA 88.7 FM on the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 am for our monthly radio feature.

PREMIERE: Nov. 19, 2019: Introducing the Local Food Movement of the San Luis Valley, feat. Abe Rosenberg, LFLP Director
Apr. 16, 2020: COVID Impact on Local Food, featuring Guests Nick Chambers, General Manager of Valley Roots Food Hub
& Kris Gosar, Owner of Gosar Farms and Mountain Mama Milling.
Jun. 18, 2020: Discussion on Food Sovereignty and Local Food Systems
Featuring Guest James King Jr. M.A.Ed
Sep. 17, 2020: Insightful discussion on traditional farming and plant knowledge, featuring guest Addelina Lucero – Rio Grande Farm Park Program Director
Photo by Dara Blumenhein and Autumn Grinath from Chokurei Website.
Yaks, yak ranching, land protection, and local foods,
featuring Guest Kyle Grote – Owner of Chokurei Yak Ranch near Moffat, Colorado
Apr. 15, 2021: Seed Exchange, La Puente’s Crop Walk, Vegi Kick-Off Cook-Off
Featuring Guest Marlena Antonucci – Director of VEGI (Valley Educational Gardens Initiative)
Photo from Sweet Radish Music Instagram

Sep. 16, 2021: Permaculture & Activism, featuring Abe Rosenberg, SLVLFC Local Foods, Local Places Program Director

Mar 15, 2022: Interview with Devon Peña – On Reviving Traditional Farming Methods. Interview conducted by Abe Rosenberg.
Dec 19, 2019: Valley Roots Food Hub, featuring Allyson Stone, CSA Market Manager of Valley Roots Food Hub
Feb. 20, 2020 – The MoKi,
featuring Guest Cari Conari, MoKi Chef
Jul. 16, 2020: Corn, featuring Guest Miguel Sanistevan of Sol Feliz Farm
Jan. 21, 2021: Simple Foods Market, new to Del Norte,
Featuring Guests David & Laura Kephart – Owners of Simple Foods Market

Oct. 15, 2020: Ranching in the Valley, Water, & Vision for the Future, featuring Guest Trudi Kretsinger – Founding Member of the SLV Local Foods Coalition

Jun. 16, 2021: Community support of local food systems and farmers in South Central Colorado, featuring Guest PJ Bergin – Founder of Soil Sangre de Cristo Organization
Photo from Sweet Radish Instagram
Jul 15, 2021: USDA Farmer Loan program, Permaculture, & Music, featuring guest Morgan Velasquez – Co-Owner of Jack Rabbit Hollow Farm and musician in Sweet Radish.
Feb 17, 2022: Regional Food Summit feat. Abe Rosenberg, Ally Jean Arnold, & Trinity Lucero
June 2022: Regenerative Cattle Ranching – Interview with Quivira Coalition graduates Sam & Noelle, who work on Julie and George Whitten’s San Juan ranch near Saguache. Interview by Valley Roots Food Hub’s Al and Ally Jean.
Jan. 16, 2020: Making Local Foods Happen, Featuring Guest Julie Mordecai, Former Rio Grande Farm Park Director
Photo copyright 2021 Will Widmer, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
May 14, 2020: Highlighting Growers of the Rio Grande Farm Park
Featuring Guests Antonio Garcia & Francisco Lucas – Participants of the RGFP
Aug 20, 2020: Discussion highlighting SLV Local Foods and Harvest Fest,featuring Guests of SLVLFC – Abe Rosenberg, Local Foods Local Places Program Director
and Ally Jean Arnold, Community Outreach & Engagement
Nov. 17, 2020: Connecting Local Food Networks,
featuring Guest Holly Conn – Executive Director of Mountain Roots Food Project
Photo courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2021
Mar. 18, 2021: Economy and Agritourism in the San Luis Valley, featuring Guest Elizabeth Sumner – Sales & Event Manager at Visit Alamosa
May 20, 2021: Mercado Del Norte & Valley Roots CSA
Featuring Guests Wes O’Rourke, Founder of Sol Mountain Farm & Partner of Mercado Del Norte, and Allyson Stone, CSA Market Manager at Valley Roots Food Hub

Aug. 16, 2021: LOCAL! Harvest Celebration at Mudita Camel Dairy
Featuring Guests Meghan Stalzer, Owner of Mudita Camel Dairy & LFC Board Member, and Guest Cari Conari, Owner of infiniTea Farm & iNFiNite CrowMa Arts

Apr 21, 2022: Interview with Sherice Shiner & Laura Fierce – Food Access & Equity in the SLV