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

Statement made by Mayor Josef Lucero at the January 20th Council meeting when the San Luis Valley Local Food Coalition conveyed the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park Trail Easements to the City of Alamosa.

"This council is witnessing a dream fulfilled. A vision for the city and our citizens that has endured much controversy over time. Through the endless meetings and the dedicated position of our elected officials, as well as the great gift from the Trust for Public Lands and the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park, the trail and utility easements will be realized at little or no costs to the citizens.

As beneficiaries of this, generations of Alamosa citizens, as well as visitors will be able to fully enjoy the vast recreational opportunities made available by this one action.

As stewards of our citizen's trust, I am proud that cooperation, dedication, and mutual respect for open spaces, cultural diversity and the need for growing our own food is becoming more a reality and not just a fad. Our Local Food Coalition as also been instrumental in this common cause.

Our commitment, as an elected body to improve the quality of life in Alamosa, is greatly enhanced by this most important step forward."

A Culture of Health in the San Luis Valley!

Enjoy this introduction to the San Luis Valley and Alamosa of its community, coalition, and united efforts.

Valley Roots Food Hub - CSA Online Market is NOW OPEN!

san luis valley roots food hubGreetings Fellow Eaters of South Central Colorado!
The Valley Roots Food Hub is a regional aggregator and distributor of local foods. We build relationships in our communities by serving producers, grocers, restaurants, and institutions with the most fresh, and highest quality local foods from your friends and neighbors. Now we are excited to be offering our 1st Winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fresh Box and CSA Online Market to you!

Building the Local Food Economy is here and now.
The Winter CSA Fresh Box is both a membership into the CSA Program, and TWO winter distributions of Colorado storage crops and greenhouse production. The online CSA Market is a cutting-edge, informative, and effective way to shop for the freshest and best local foods right from the source.
Learn more about the Winter CSA and How it Works & How to Sign Up »»

Agriculture Conference Monte Vista

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Join Us - Wednesday, February 10th at Sky High Park in Monte Vista for 3 very informative sessions on non-pesticide and soil/water health management.

8:30am, Jonathan Lundgren on "Trading Biodiversity for Pest Management"

10:20am Gabe Brown, rancher, "Holistic Regeneration of our Lands"

3:45pm Rob Jones, farmer/rancher, "Alternative Irrigation Technology"

Cost: $25 per person
(includes breakfast 7am, lunch 12pm)

Also a POTLUCK on Feb. 9th at 7pm at the Monte Vista Coop featuring speaker Jay Fuhrer, a very progressive NRCS fellow from N. Dakota on soil health.

Valley Roots Food Hub

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The Valley Roots Food Hub is the aggregating, marketing, and customer service link between local producers and local buyers in the San Luis Valley and Chaffee County.

View VRFH Video and Profile »»

SLV Local Foods

2016 Community Seed Exchange

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Join Us - January 31st from 12pm-2pm at the Nielson Library. Potluck and Exchange will be on the first floor. Bring your seeds and plan to share!

View Event Info at 2016 Seed to Seed Community Seed Exchange »»
Direct any questions to Mary at or (719) 597-7174.

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:

Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Alamosa Marketing District

Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area

Cooking Matters


Clif Bar Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

El Pomar Foundation

Anschutz Family Foundation

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
RSF Social Finance

"Eating is an Agricultural Act." - Wendell Berry

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