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~ NEWS & EVENTS 2015 ~

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Coalition News and Events 2015 & Earlier

We are pleased to share past news and events about our Coalition Efforts and Community happenings!

Harvest Soirée at Rio Grand Healthy Living Park 2015!

This fun-filled fundraising event featured hayrides, live music, libations, and local farm food supporting the SLV Local Foods Coalition and its programs.

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Washington / Alamosa - SBA Press Release 2015

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, video at right »»

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 »»

Valley Research Study 2013 - Ken Meter

An insightful economic study of the San Luis Valley Region highlighting the Local Farm & Food Economy conducted by Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center and is available for viewing. The consumer study covers Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, & Saguache Counties. View SLV Study Results »»


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