Friday, December 16, 2011

Everything is coming up Rosemary

Everything's Coming Up ROSEMARY

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10 – 11:30am

Hospice del Valle in Alamosa

Rosemary is a traditional symbol of good health, fidelity, and remembrance. It is one of the best antioxidant herbs and is also excellent for enhancing circulation. Rosemary helps increase the oxygen supply to the brain, thus sharpening concentration and memory.

The Alamosa Community Greenhouse will sponsor a Rosemary workshop--”Everything's Coming Up Rosemary”--on Saturday, December 17 at10am at Hospice del Valle, 514 Main Street in Alamosa. Discussion will include using fresh rosemary for cooking, how to dry rosemary, sachet making and salve preparation using rosemary oil for skin health. A $5 materials fee will be charged. For further information, contact Jan Oen at 587-5529.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012
Time and Place TBD

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ripe 2 U regional citrus

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The Store is Open!
Ripe2U is now taking pre-orders for the 2011 citrus crop. Harvest begins December 8th or 9th, weather permitting. A limited number of orders ship per week and will be filled in the order they were received. Prices no longer include delivery. Shipping will be
calculated by zone at checkout.
If you placed an order before the shipping was recalculated we will be in touch to adjust your order.
Details for saving on shipping costs are outlined under the WHOLESALE tab or click here.

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Ripe2U | 40916 LAMBORN MESA RD | Paonia | CO | 81428

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thomas Jefferson

"Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Local Food Workshops

Keep an eye out for our upcoming Local Food workshops!  This is what we are planning for 2011/2012 winter and spring!

Growing and Using Micro-Greens ~ December
Cheese-Making ~ January/February
How to Slaughter Your Backyard Chickens ~ January/February
Building an Horno ~ March/April
Building a Root Cellar ~ April/May

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition is very excited to announce that there is an abundant amount of support, energy and enthusiasm from the community around creating a sustainable local food system for the region. For this reason, we are going to join the rank of the Valley non profits!

SLV students eat the bounty they grew at Polston in 08

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Food Day

CELEBRATE The First-Ever

5:30 PM, Monday, Oct. 24th
Hospice del Valle Community Room
514 Main St., Alamosa
Potluck (bring a dish to share) followed by a showing of the film “Ingredients” 

For more information contact the
San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition at :
719-588-1904 or

 Co-sponsored by the Alamosa Community Greenhouse and the SLV Local Foods Coalition

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

San Luis Valley Local Foods Week

September 12-18 is Local Foods Week in the San Luis Valley!
SLV Schools, The SLV Regional Medical Center, Rural Philanthropy Days in Saguache, The Valley Food Coop and the Valley Farmers Market will be featuring local foods that week.
Join in the celebration of the bountiful harvest of our San Luis Valley - Buy Local!
Post here if you do!

San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition is now online!

The SLV Local Foods Coalition develops local networks, educates the community, and promotes programs and policies that create a sustainable local food system for the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.