Strengthening Connections Among our Food System stakeholders and with Our Community
Join us in a momentous event as we define and build connections throughout our region’s food system in preparation for our engagement in the Colorado State Food Summit this November. We invite anyone connected with our local food system which includes everyone to be part of this exciting discussion. We are lifting up the stories and experiences of local food heroes who have stepped up along the food chain—chefs, farmers, growers, truckers, meat cutters, grocery store clerks—to help their neighbors in need. The food summit brings together diverse food system stakeholders including community members who purchase, prepare and eat food to find opportunities to leverage food policy in support of a shared vision for both our region and for Colorado.
When?Saturday from 10:00 - 4:30 pm April 9, 2022 Where?CSU Extension Building (off Hwy 84 - Archuleta Fairgrounds) - Parking available next to the building Who?All are welcome! Admission is free. Registration?Please complete the registration form in English or in Spanish by no later than March 31, 2022. What?We will spend the day defining and connecting our region’s food system. We are also partnering with local businesses and organizations across the community for a week of events, April 4th - 8th, leading up to the summit.
Food-Related activities leading up to the April 9, 2022 Food Summit
Monday 4/4 - Showcasing Local Food Specials Pagosa Baking Company [Local Loaf: Locally sourced ingredients or products]
Input into Planning for the Statewide Summit: What needs to be in place for our community to join a statewide summit? What would we need in terms of logistics for our participation in the statewide summit? What outcomes or actions would need to take place at a statewide gathering to ensure that it is relevant and worth our time/input?
Summary, Evaluation, Acknowledgement & Next Steps
Community Open House 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Winter farmer’s market - information booths
Vendors will have samples, items for purchase, and information on their offerings for the current growing season