2009 Local Food Festival and Field Day A celebration of food from the ground up Saturday May 16th 12:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Gutierrez-Hubbell House and Demonstration Farm 6029 Isleta Boulevard, SW
Come and enjoy the 2009 Local Food Festival and Field Day, at the Hubbell House in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Among the many things you’ll get to do:
Taste locally grown foods prepared by chefs from Zinc, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Slate Street Café and Los Poblanos Inn
Find out why composting is fun!
Discover the health benefits of grass-fed beef
Meet the people who grow local food and purchase some fresh spring produce
Find out what’s so important about bees
Come early and participate in the blessing of the ditches and the celebration of San Ysidro, the patron saint of agriculture.
Pet a chicken, feed a goat, listen to live music, and just enjoy the beauty of one of New Mexico’s historic treasures!
“The Local Food Festival and Field Day is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate why we want to keep our local New Mexico farmers farming”, says Lawrence Rael, Executive Director of the Mid-Region Council of Governments. “That in turn keeps our lands in agricultural production, our valleys green and our open spaces intact. This Saturday’s event will be a great event for the whole family.”
The event is organized and sponsored by the Mid-Region Council of Governments’ Agriculture Collaborative and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. For more information, contact the Agriculture Collaborative at 724-3619 or [email protected]. Also, check out www.localfoodnm.org.
The festival is free and open to the public and celebrates local agriculture and our food shed.