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!
"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
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.
Zack Freeman, A capella, live-looping artist
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
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.
Thanks to everyone who supported the 2014 Local Food Fest!
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!