Local Food Fan? Be sure to check out our EVENTS for upcoming food workshops and gatherings!
EcoAction Partners is working with regional farmers and ranchers to find effective means of reconnecting residents and visitors with a local food supply. The beautiful west end of our and neighboring Montrose County has a long growing season and abundant water resources. We believe local food production is a means towards community reconnection and healing, not to mention endless amounts of benefits like community building and straightening local economies.
Topics such as “Where does our food come from? and “The true cost of food” are ongoing discussions EcoAction Partners raises in our continued efforts to educate the general public, business community, and youth of San Miguel County.
In 2011, EcoAction Partners received a grant from the Paradox Community Trust in order to implement a community food assessment. We’ll be gathering data from farmers and ranchers as well as restaurants, grocery stores and the general public on all aspects of our food system. One goal is to quantify both the current demand and supply as well as identify missing links that would facilitate more local food on local plates! For more information on the Paradox Community Trust visit Telluride Foundation, and you can find out more about the completed San Miguel Watershed Community Food assessment here.
We’d love to see more community gardens and greenhouses and will help facilitate those whenever and wherever possible!