“If we are to become native to our places, the foodshed is one way of envisioning that beloved country.”Coming in to the foodshed, Kloppenburg et al. 1996
On Monday, February 24th, PVCF had the pleasure of hosting the first in a series of Community Conversations, in partnership with The Northern Colorado Foodshed Project. The event, Relocalizing Restaurants, was a dynamic a farm-to-table conversation with Chef Kevin Grossi, Owner of The Regional, and Ben Pfeffer, Owner of Raisin’ Roots Farm & President of the Larimer County Farmers Alliance. We discussed the relationships between restaurants and farms, introduced the Foodshed Project, and answered many community questions about why relocalizing our restaurants and growing our local food community is vital. The event sold out within just two short days, and we are so grateful for the amazing community interest in the event. We look forward to hosting more Community Conversations in the future! Interested in seeing a particular Northern Colorado food system topic covered? We’d love to know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Early this year we hosted the first of many member and community events in support of local farms, the Dixon Station Conservation Easement, and more. In January we had the opportunity to hold two great events on the same weekend.
Friday, January 24th the second screening of Dreaming of a Vetter World was hosted for the community, this time at the awesome Wolverine Publick House. And it was a packed house! All proceeds from the ticket sales went directly to supporting the Conservation Easement on PVCF’s Dixon Station land. Thanks to the amazing interest in this event, we will be hosting more movie screenings in the future such as The Biggest Little Farm, Farmer’s Footprint, and more. If you have a specific movie you’d like to see, we’d love to know! Email us at email@example.com.
The next day, Saturday, January 25th, we welcomed over 30 PVCF cooperative members to a barn warming in celebration of Native Hill’s incredible new packhouse. We enjoyed an evening of community building, conversation, and shared a delicious potluck. We hope to host at least one member or community event every month, so be sure subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on our Facebook for event updates and announcements!
We had a wonderful weekend at the Sustainable Living Fair sharing information on PVCF’s new model for community-ownership of farmland. The model was enthusiastically received by those visiting our booth and at a well-attended workshop. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to learn more and support the effort!