San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
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Coalition News and Events

We are pleased to share news about our Coalition Efforts and to invite you to attend the many sponsored event happenings and meetings going on in the San Luis Valley and throughout Colorado. Be sure to check out our Facebook Social Media postings below to plan ahead for upcoming events!

Learn more about the SLV Local Foods Coalition and Programs!

LFC Enews

We welcome you to learn more about the SLV Local Foods Coalition and our programs. When you join our E-News Mailing Lists you will receive a bi-weekly newsletter containing information about upcoming events and opportunities for all of our Programs. Choose what you would like be informed about and join our mail lists by selecting the "Join Our E-News" above. We look forward to sharing our news with you!
Enjoy viewing one of our current Enews issues - September 2nd, 2021 »»


The 4th Edition of the Local Roots Guide is now available!
Pick up a copy at the Monte Vista or Alamosa Farmers Markets. More distribution pickup areas coming soon.

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SLV Local Foods Coalition - 2020 A Year in Review!

The Coalition has made many strides in fostering an equitable local food system in the San Luis Valley this past year despite the challenges of Covid. Our staff, volunteers, farmers, and many entities have contributed in so many ways to make our fruitful efforts a realized vision.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all who have made a difference in helping our communities reap the benefits these efforts. We look forward to another year of success!
View Year in Review Presentation »»

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Greenhouse Tours

The SLVLFC staff have toured and researched greenhouses throughout the San Luis Valley to better understand the best possible option for our future Rio Grande Farm Park greenhouse.

We have included some tours photos to share some of the innovative greenhouse methods and implementations for consideration. Thank you to our wonderful Tour Hosts!


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Event Update - LOCAL! Harvest Celebration, August 2021

The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition celebrated the SLV harvest with its annual LOCAL! Festival at the Mudita Camel Dairy. The camels in Capulin performed their antics for area residents during the LOCAL&33; harvest celebration at the Mudita Camel Dairy on Sunday. Families from the south San Luis Valley enjoyed a pristine summer day with the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition at the new homestead camel farm in Conejos County.
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The event is meant to bring joy and gratitude to the community and draw connections to the land and the people who are its steward. Event Details & Poster »»

Local! Harvest Festival

Local! Harvest Festival
Host: San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
& Mudita Camel Dairy
Date: Sunday, August 22
Time: 3pm-7pm
Place: Rd. 8, Antonito, CO
Contact: 303-550-1482 or Email Mudita
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Register to Attend Local! »»


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Event Update - 32nd Annual Crestone Energy Fair, August 2021

The 2 day Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development (ScSEED) used Valley Roots Food Hub ingredients to cook a pancake breakfast for everyone Sunday morning. Valley Roots Food Hub General Manager Nick Chambers did an amazing presentation on Alchemy, Fire and Gassification!

The free event is committed to improving the lives of all attendees by empowering them to learn and experience the necessary skills to use alternative building methodologies and materials in future projects. Event Details & Poster »»

Crestone Energy Fair

Crestone Energy Fair
Host: Crestone Energy Fair
Date: Sat. August 23 & Sun. August 24
Time: 10am-10pm
Place: 19850 Camino del Oro, Crestone, CO
Contact: Email CEF
Visit Website »» Free Educational Event
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Event Update - 11th Annual Seed Exchange, April 2021

The annual SLV Seed Exchange event hosted by Joyful Journey in April united an exciting mix of Attendees connecting gardeners, seed producers, and the community over agricultural education and exchange. The 2 day event hosted many presenters covering the event themed topic "Food Sovereignty, Storage & Security".
Speaker Presentation info is available at website. Seedsational Growing to All!
Events Details & Website »»

Seed Exchange 2021

11th Annual Seed Exchange
Host: Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa
Date: April 17-18, 2021
Time: Sat. & Sun. 9am-5pm
Place: 28640 County Rd 58EE
Moffat, CO 81143
Contact: 719-256-4328
Visit Website »» Free Event


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Nourish Colorado - Winter Webinar Series 2020-21

Nourish Colorado (formerly LiveWell Colorado), shares their webinar series advocating for Colorado's food system.

The three part series includes Healthy Food Incentives, Healthy Food in Institutions, and Healthy Food Systems Policy featuring local and national guests.
View Webinar Info & Guests »»   View the 3-part Winter Series »»

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LFC - LFLP Monthly Radio Show with featured on KRZA 88.7fm

We are excited to share our new radio show organized by our Show Manager, Abe Rosenberg!

Tune In from 8:30-9am every third Thursday of the month for the Local Food, Local Places Radio Show »» We will post all shows on our website including past shows for you to listen to at your convenience. Visit LFLP Radio Show page »»

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