The 2nd annual Food and Farm Forum was a great success thanks to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers and attendees. If you missed out on one of the 20 presentations please check the forum website in the coming month.
Conference precedings, including presentations and handouts, will be available HERE beginning in February.
About Valley Food Partnership
Located in the heart of Western Colorado’s Uncompahgre Valley, the Valley Food Partnership is a small group of dedicated volunteers who are working together to grow a healthy community by connecting local farms to local forks.
The Valley Food Partnership includes a diverse group of stakeholders, each of whom are dedicated to growing our local food system while improving the health of our citizens and economy. Our membership includes farmers, parents, health professionals, restaurateurs, chefs, educators, non-profit organizations, and community based organizations such as the hospital, school district, recreation departments, and senior programs.
Teens on Farms: The mission of Teens on Farms is to provide confidence and leadership skills to youth through agricultural employment while meeting the needs of farmers in the North Fork Valley. Teens on Farms helps farms, builds youth, and plants the seeds for the future of farming in America. We do this by placing youth over the age of 14 to work on farms and ranches during the summer. Since 2008 Teens on Farms has logged over 4,000 hours of farm experience for youth in Delta County and the same amount of help to farmers.
“I am involved with the Valley Food Partnership because I want to see a significant change in the role that local foods play in culture, economy, land use, health and attitude of the valley community.”
~ Stu Krebs, Montrose