Monday, December 31, 2012

A Tortilla is LIke Life

Self-Watering Tomato Plant Workshop on Saturday!

Want to grow your own tomatoes in the middle of winter?  Friend Darr will lead a workshop on how to grow self-watering tomato plants on Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at 2pm at Milagros Coffee House on the corner of State and Main in Alamosa.  Each participant will take home a self-watering tomato plant.  This workshop is sponsored by the SLV Local Foods Coalition.  The cost for the workshop is $8.  Space and materials are limited so participants must register by calling The SLV Local Foods Coalition at 719-937-2319 or emailing 

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Join the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

and the SLV Local Foods Coalition

for the second annual


San Luis Valley Local Food Train

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The distinct flavors of the San Luis Valley are showcased on this scenic winter train ride as a chef prepares locally inspired dishes from area farmers and ranchers.

TEnjoy the spectacular winter scenery from the warmth and comfort of a train car as you travel from Alamosa to the quaint mountain town of La Veta. 

TPartake in local foods and drinks provided by Valley growers and brewers.

TSupport the work of the SLV Local Foods Coalition, a nonprofit working to promote a sustainable local food system.  

TGuest speakers will be on hand to share their experiences with ranching, farming, beekeeping, seed saving and the value of eating locally.

For ticket information go to  or call 877-726-RAIL.   A portion of each ticket purchased will go to benefit the SLV Local Foods Coalition.