San Luis Valley Local Food Newsletter – June 30th, 2023

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In this issue / En este asunto:

  • Grocery store merger
  • New market in Mosca
  • SLV Farm Tours
  • Kids’ storytime TODAY
  • Opening Mercadillo
  • Fine Dining Experience
  • Water Art + Science Workshop
  • New Build at RGFP
  • Compost Still Available
  • PhotoVoice is back
  • Farm Park Director Position
  • SLV community events
  • Nuevo mercado en Mosca
  • Visitas a la granja SLV
  • Hora de cuentos para niños
  • Apertura Mercadodillo
  • Experiencia gastronómica elegante
  • Taller de Arte Acuático + Ciencia
  • Obra Nueva en RGFP
  • Compost aún disponible
  • PhotoVoice ha vuelto
  • Puesto de Director de Parque de Granja
  • Eventos de la comunidad SLV

In a healthy local foods system, retailers and farmers markets are a vital piece of the puzzle. Lucky for us, the San Luis Valley now has a newly opened local food market, Root Cellar Market in Mosca. Congratulations to the Valley Roots Food Hub team on the soft opening last week. They’ve worked so hard on this project. Give them a visit & support local foods! Double lucky for us, because the only farmers market in the Valley hosted on the grounds of a farm, Mercadillo en el Rio, is hosting its first market in less than two weeks! Come support and get to know our famers, shop local goods, and grab a delicious bite of food while you connect with community members. Speaking of community members, Amber Middleton, our very first AmeriCorp vista and former Farm Park Director, will be at the opening market. Come say hi!

There’s a lot happening with our Local Foods Coalition programs and beyond. Read on for the details…

Local Foods Coalition Events Schedule

June 30th | Storytime & Kids Club with Alamosa Library | Rio Grande Farm Park
July 12th | OPENING MARKET ~ Mercadillo en el Rio, Rio Grande Farm Park
July 21st | Water Art + Science Workshop | Rio Grande Farm Park
July 29th | South Valley Farm Tour via Valley Roots Food Hub

SLV Farm & Garden Events
Sundays | Alamosa Community Greenhouse, Alamosa
3rd Saturday of the month through September | VEGI, Boyd Garden, Alamosa
Last Saturday of the month | Volunteer Workday, Rio Grande Farm Park
Fridays | Creede Farmers Market
Select Thursdays | Mercado Del Norte
Saturdays, starting July 2nd | Alamosa Farmers Market
Fridays, starting July 9th | Monte Vista Farmers Market
Wednesdays, starting July 12th | Mercadillo en el Rio, Rio Grande Farm Park

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