World Food Day in Santa Fe – Oct 16th, 2015

World Food Day in Santa Fe – Oct 16th, 2015

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds



The Santa Fe Food Policy Council invites you to World Food Day in Santa Fe on October 16th at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds! All are invited to join in conversations about our shared food system, participate in family and kid-friendly activities to learn about how to grow and access food in the County and City, and to celebrate with music and a Santa Fe chefs’ potluck.  All events are free and open to the public, and will take place from noon until 8:30 pm at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds.

This worldwide celebration of food and farming is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the unique culture and agricultural tradition of our City and County by focusing on how we grow food, how we get food, and how we learn about food. This celebration is meant to recognize those who work to produce food, those who work to help others gain access to food, and those who work to end hunger in our community.

Schedule of Events
All events will take place at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, and are FREE and open to the public.

12:00-3:00pm     Asset Mapping: Finding Common Ground for a Healthier Southside
Many factors, including access to healthy food and physical activity, affect our ability to live healthy, fulfilling lives. In our opening session, we’ll work together to understand our assets and resources and identify strategies for working better together to serve the needs of our Southside community. All stakeholders, including community members, are welcome and encouraged to attend! Special thanks to La Familia Medical Center, the Community Leadership Team and the Office of Senator Martin Heinrich for partnering with the Santa Fe Food Policy Council to facilitate this important community discussion. A light lunch will be served.

3:00-3:55pm           GROW conversation: Get Growing, Santa Fe!
This conversation will feature speakers celebrating the current state of urban gardening and farming in Santa Fe, and will showcase the exciting future and innovation on the horizon for making urban agriculture an integral part of life in Santa Fe. Finalized list of speakers to be announced.

4:00-5:00pm          GET conversation: Local Farmers, Healthy Kids
What are our kids eating at school? Hear about the amazing programs Santa Fe Public Schools are doing to bring local, fresh, healthy foods into cafeterias.
Panelists: Moderated by Pam Roy (Farm to Table), Alena Paisano (Farm to Table), Lynn Walters (Cooking with Kids) and others to be announced.

5:00-6:30pm          LEARN: Family Fun and Learning Activities
Santa Fe County Cooperative Extension and other community partners will provide family and kid-friendly activities to learn more about food, farming, gardening, and cooking delicious food at home. List of activities and participating presenters to be announced.

6:30-8:30pm          EAT: Local Chefs Harvest Pop-Up Potluck
Join us for a delicious dinner of local foods, prepared and served by Santa Fe’s best chefs and restaurants! A full list of participating chefs to be announced.


Chef Roland received a surprise package from the farmers that included Onions, Apples, Cucumbers and multi colored Carrots.

Come by and taste the special dish that was created from these ingredients.
I added Goat cheese from Camino de Paz, Florian Red Flint Corn from Monte Vista Organics and Honey from Bucking Bee.

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