VOTED A JOLT WORTHY EVENT! The 2019 Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit, hosted by the Farmington Local Food Task Force will be held at the Farmington Civic Center.
August 8 - Event will begin with a community update and planning session from 3-5pm, followed by a fun-filled local food fair in the Civic Center Plaza. The first day event is free but RSVP is required. Participants of the community event will have an opportunity to learn about the regional progress of the local food system, as well as share ideas about the next steps. The local food fair will be filled with informational booths of key players in the local food system movement, as well as area chefs participating in a food cook off challenge. The evening event will wrap up at 8pm, with a drawing for farmers market bucks.
August 9 - Event will begin with registration at 8am in the Civic Center and will conclude after lunch. The $10 event includes a light breakfast and lunch, both featuring local agricultural products. The agenda for the morning workshop will include a keynote speaker, as well as a community action planning session. The final event of the Local Food Summit will be a Northwest New Mexico farm tour from 1-5pm. The farm tour fee is $25 and space is limited.
Tentative Summit Schedule:
Thursday, August 8, 2019
- 3 - 5pm Community Updates
- 5 - 8pm Local Food Fair
- 6 - 7pm Iron Chef Like Cook-off Competition
Friday, August 9, 2019
- 8am – Registration opens
- 8:15 – 9:15am Keynote Speaker: Alena Paisano, Farm to School NM
- 9:30-10:30am: Food System Panel
- 10:30-11:30 Community Action Breakout Sessions
- 11:30am Lunch by Chile Pod, with local ingredients
12noon – 5:00pm Farm Tour (leaves the Farmington Civic Center at 12 noon)
- Elder’s Greenhouse & Gardens
- Kaufman Family Farm
- Lavender on the San Juan
- Wines of the San Juan