Deadline extended! Apply by noon on Thursday, Oct. 2nd. The online application is ready for qualified vendors and community orgs (see application for criteria)!
The volunteer application is ready! Join us now in making the 2014 Local Food Fest the best one yet!
The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in our region. The festival is organized by the MRCOG Agriculture Collaborative in partnership with Bernalillo County Open Space and a variety of local groups and 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.
1:00-1:30 Reading with Juan Estevan Arellano, author of Enduring Acequias: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
1:30-2:00 Poetry with Mary Oishi
2:00-4:00 Music by L@sOtr@s
11:00-4:00 Beer Sales by Marble Brewery
11:30-12:15 How to Make a Healthy Tamale with Mujeres en Accion
12:30-1:15 Cooking from your CSA box with La Cosecha CSA & Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services
1:30-2:15 Urban Beekeeping with Beeks
2:30-3:15 Backyard Farming in the City with Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services
Chef Demos | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe
11:30 Chef David Sellers | Street Food Institute
Pie Contest | Brought to you by Edible Santa Fe
2:30 Youth (6-18) Pie Contest Judging & Sampling
3:00 Adults (19+) Pie Contest Judging & Sampling
Contest details available at www.ediblesantafe.com/pie/.
Several films will be playing on a loop all day long!
2014 Youth Art Display
12-4pm Participating students' art submissions will be on display in the kids' area all day!
Story Time with Local Authors | Brought to you by ABC Library
12-12:30 Storytelling with ABC Library volunteers
2:30-3:00 Storytelling with ABC Library volunteers
Kids' Workshops (On-going, 11am-4pm) | Brought to you by 4-H & NMSU: Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
Enjoy craft projects with 4-H volunteers all day!
Face Painting* (11am -3pm)
Head south on Isleta to Lakeview. Turn right.
West on on Lakeview to Valley Gardens (almost to Coors). Turn left.
South on Valley Gardens. Cross Gun Club to Metzgar. Turn left.
East on Metzgar to Isleta. Turn right.
South on Isleta for a short distance to Muñiz. Turn right.
West on Muñiz to Durane/Evans. Turn left.
South on Evans to Torres, do a sharp right right.
Stay on Torres as it curves left and intersects Mayflower. Turn right.
West on Mayflower as it curves. Turn left on Henry.
From Henry continue to the intersection with Warren Lane. Turn left.
South on Warren Lane to Don Felipe. Turn right.
West on Don Felipe to the mini-traffic circle at Beck. Curve left.
South on Beck to the Pajarito Open Space parking lot 6001 Beck SW. ETA 10:15. Stop to check for additional riders at Parjarito Open SpaceContinue on Beck to Pajarito. Turn right.
West on Pajarito to Wood. Turn right.
Turn right again onto Greer Loop.
Follow Greer Loop to Coors. Turn right.
North on Coors for a short distance back to Don Felipe. Turn right.
East on Don FelipeStop at 2232 Don Felipe (has old farming equipment in the front yard) and look carefully along the west fenceline!Just before reaching Isleta, turn right on Hubbell Circle.
Follow Hubbell Circle until it intersects Isleta on the south side of the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, the site of the Local Food Festival and Field Day.
Park your bike at Valet parking while you enjoy the Festival. We may be a little early as your ride leaders are the parking crew. It opens at 11am.You are on your own to get back to the meeting place. It is about a three mile ride north on Isleta to O'Reilly's.
Highlights from Previous Local Food Festivals
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.