San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
A Movement Toward Sustainability Farm to Table Locally Grown, Sold Locally Educating the Community Real Foods, Local Farms, Eat SLV
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SLV Local Foods Coalition

"Foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem."

Rio Grande Healthy Living Park - Funding Secured!

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), and Colorado Open Lands (COL) will complete the permanent acquisition and protection of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park, thanks to two significant grants announced today. Specifically, the Trust for Public Land has secured $700,000 from the LOR Foundation and $254,000 from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO).
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Valley Roots Food Hub - Debut!!

san luis valley roots food hubCome Join Us for the Debut of our Local Food Hub by participating in Local Food Tasting Events from May 26th - May 31st. View full size Event Poster below.
We look forward to seeing you there!

See what's fresh at Valley Roots Food Hub Wholesale!
san luis valley roots food hubCSA is here starting June 15th!
Set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) account for $450 to get 14 weekly local fresh food boxes delivered to your community. Order by June 15th at 8AM for Delivery on Thursday June 18, 2015 between 6:00AM and 5:00PM.

Call General Manager Nick Chambers for more information at 719-588-8245. Sign up at our Food Hub Interface Websites to Buy or Sell farm fresh goods at CSA RETAIL or MARKET WHOLESALE.

Valley Research Study

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

SLV Upcoming Seed-Related Events

Join the San Luis Valley for many gatherings of Seed-Related events through August 2015 including Gardening & Greenhouse Lectures, Seed Workshops, Gardening Demos, Green House Tours & much more! Spring is around the corner and these events will help you get ready for the upcoming garden and growing season! View Seed-Related Events Schedule.


Worm Composting Demonstration

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Join Tom Wallis for Worm Workshop on Sunday, July 5th, 2pm at the Alamosa Community Greenhouse located at 1201 Edison Avenue, Alamosa.

Tom will be harvesting the rich worm castings and building a new worm bed. This will be a "hands on" workshop - don't be squeamish! Have fun!! A baggie of worms will be available for a donation to the greenhouse. You can go home and start your own worm bin.

For further information, call Jan at 719-587-5529.

Alamosa Farmers Market

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Join Us starting Saturday, July 13th for the beginning of the Alamosa Farmers Market from 8am-1pm located in Downtown Alamosa.

Feature: 9am-1pm, Container Gardening Demo and Activity at Friend Darr's market booth.
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CSA - Valley Roots Food Hub

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CSA is here starting June 15th!
Set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) account for $450 to get 14 weekly local fresh food boxes delivered to your community. Order by June 15th at 8AM for Delivery on Thursday June 18, 2015 between 6:00AM and 5:00PM.

Call General Manager Nick Chambers for more information at 719-588-8245.
Sign up for CSA RETAIL »»
Sign up for MARKET WHOLESALE »»


Other Events & Projects

View all upcoming LFC Events and be sure to check out the News & Events page Calendar for additional events.
Visit our Projects section to learn more about our involved activities and attended events!


Appreciation for our many sponsors who have made our work possible especially:

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND


Clif Bar Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

El Pomar Foundation


Anschutz Family Foundation

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Alamosa Marketing District


"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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