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Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Harvest Soiree event, celebrating local food, local art, and local music. Additions to this year’s event include the Alamosa Farmer’s Market that will be relocating their Saturday market to the Rio Grande Farm Park to coincide with the Harvest Soiree. Also look forward to Farm Park Tours, a Pumpkin Patch, and Educational Demonstrations around food preservation, seed saving,fermentation, making lip balms, salves, and using essential oils, and much much more! Local food and drinks will be available for purchase during the event also! Entry fee is $5 and free for kids 5 and under. Free LOCAL! sticker for everyone that rides a bike or walks! For more information visit the Harvest Soiree event webpage.

Our vision: The Rio Grande Farm Park holds at its core Preservation and Creation: the preservation of the San Luis Valley’s agricultural heritage, precious water resource, and open public spaces, and the creation of economic development, healthy living practices, and educational opportunities.

Local Artists Needed for the 2017 Harvest Soiree:

Applications are due August 9th. Download an application: .pdf or .docx

Get Involved: Volunteer workdays are held the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting

Join the “Friends of Rio Grande Farm Park”:

Read all about the Friends

Our land, and our connection to it, is disappearing.  Whether rural or urban, there’s a constant struggle between conserving and developing a rich and beautiful piece of land.  Fortunately, the property that was the Polston Elementary school has become the Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park.

As it is now … folks can stroll across the Rio Grande from downtown across a pedestrian bridge. From there, they can take a lot of trails to view the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, watch water fowl, and breathe fresh, clear air. During the summer, you can watch the progress of crops grown by the Guatemalan community using traditional Mayan farming techniques and explore the apple orchard that was planted last summer. Frequently, groups of volunteers gather to improve and enjoy the land.

Planning phase is going strong… as business, marketing, and capital campaign programs are under development. The master plan is heading into the design phase with substantial help from community input.

Each year there are new programs and activities.  In 2016 …

  • the farm supported 5 farmers with plots of one acre or less. They will learn to farm in our environment and share equipment; and
  • there were community workshops on topics such as organic farming, building soil with green manure, and permaculture techniques.

Read  about Our story.

Location: The Rio Grande Farm Park, formerly the Healthy Living Park, is located at the east entrance of Alamosa in south-central Colorado onHwy 17 just north of Hwy 160.

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RGFP is a 1% For The Planet non-profit

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Rio Grande Farm Park shared their photo.

Tonight is the last Wednesday Farmers' Market of the season! Join us at the Rio Grande Farm Park from 4-6 PM to pick up fresh veggies harvested from our land 🌽🥕🥒✨
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Tonight is the last Wednesday Farmers Market of the season! Join us at the Rio Grande Farm Park from 4-6 PM to pick up fresh veggies harvested from our land 🌽🥕🥒✨

Rio Grande Farm Park shared Veteran Fields's event.

Calling all farmers and veterans. A great opportunity to learn about this veteran farmer program! John Kretsinger will be our keynote speaker.
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Rio Grande Farm Park shared San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition's post.

Which Local Foods, Local Places events are you most excited about?
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Join us at 5:30 pm today or one of the sessions tomorrow - creating a strategic plan about the farmers market; events; businesses and more creating a Taste of Place and driving local economic developm...

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Which Local Foods, Local Places events are you most excited about?

Are you going to attend the Local Foods Local Places workshop?
Haven't heard about it?
It's an opportunity for Alamosans to create an action plan to build a stronger and healthier community through local foods.
Can't attend?
No worries, you can still provide input. TAKE THIS SURVEY:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/ALAMOSASURVEY
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5 days ago

Are you going to attend the Local Foods Local Places workshop?
Havent heard about it? 
Its an opportunity for Alamosans to create an action plan to build a stronger and healthier community through local foods. 
Cant attend? 
No worries, you can still provide input. TAKE THIS SURVEY: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ALAMOSASURVEY

We are so humbled by the dedicated work our volunteers poured into the 2017 #HarvestSoirée. Gracias! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so humbled by the dedicated work our volunteers poured into the 2017 #HarvestSoirée. Gracias!

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