Local Food Festival

Local Food Festival

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Thank you to all who participated in making the 2015 Food Festival and Field Day a success! And of course a big thank you to those who attended! We hope you enjoyed all of the activities and most of all - the local food!

2015 Local Food Festival and Field Day

"Year of Soil: We've Got the Dirt on Local Food"
Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 11am-4pm
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105 

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We've Got the Dirt on Local Food!

The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in our region. The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in the region and is presented by Bernalillo County Open Space in cooperation with Mid-Region Council of Governments Agriculture Collaborative and other community organizations.

The continued success of this event reflects the ever-increasing demand for local agriculture, locally produced foods and gardening related activities. Many festival attendees have stated that they are now more willing to seek out New Mexico food products and to shop at area farmers' markets. Others have indicated a new interest in growing more food and including more fresh and local foods as a part of their regular diet.

Connecting the public with local growers, producers, and businesses is crucial in sustaining local agriculture. The Local Food Festival and Field Day is one step in helping to make those connections.

2010 Food FestivalEnjoy a wide variety of activities including:

  • Great local food: free samples, chef demos, food trucks
  • Vote for best dish!
  • Great live music
  • Film screenings
  • Soil workshops
  • Beer and wine garden
  • Kids activities: petting zoo, story time
  • Bike valet

Schedule of Events

Location: Band Tent


Zack Freeman, A capella, live-looping artist

Soil Workshops
Location: Gutierrez-Hubbell House Courtyard

11:15 a.m. – “Cover Cropping for your Soil” by Sean Ludden of the Rio Grande Community Farm

12:15 p.m. – “Composting with Worms” by John Zarola and the Bernalillo County Master Composters

1:15 p.m. – “Beneficial Insects in Your Soil” by Graeme Davis of Bernalillo County Extension Office

Children’s Area Activities
Location: Portal

  • Mud Kitchen with Janet Stewart of Nature, Nurture, Play
  • Composting Bin Demo by Pajarito Volando 4-H Club
  • Life Cycle of a Chili Pepper by Traci Curry with the New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
  • Other youth workshops provided by Mountain Heights 4-H Club
  • Petting Zoo provided by Pajarito Volando 4-H Club and Mountain Heights 4-H Club

Chef Demonstrations
Locations: Chef’s Tent

11:30 a.m. – Jonathan Perno, Los Poblanos

12:30 p.m. – Eric Moshier Seasons/ Zinc/ Savoy

1:30 p.m. – Marie Yniguez, Bocadillos

2:30 p.m. – Carrie Eagle, Farm & Table 

 In addition, attendees are encouraged to bring gently used garments for a clothing drive to Benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central New Mexico and the Hubbell House Alliance.

Highlights from Previous Local Food Festivals

2014: Discover the Many Faces of Local Food

Thanks to everyone who supported the 2014 Local Food Fest!

View some moments from the day on Flickr >

Special Thanks to Our 2014 Festival Donors

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  • Turnip ($100)
    • La Montañita Coop
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    • Erda Gardens & Learning Center

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2014 LFF LogosmallerRGBActivities

  • Entertainment
  • Beer garden
  • Workshops
  • Chef demonstrations + pie contest
  • Film screenings
  • Kids' activities
  • Tours & more
  • Bike Ride to the Local Food Festival

2014 Partners and Sponsors

2013: Returning to the Land: Planting the Future

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The 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day was a success with approximately 6,000 in attendance. A special thanks to everyone who made this event possible!

See our 2013 festival photo album on Flickr > 

Partners and sponsors:

Past Local Food Festivals

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