Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 New Mexico Local Food Workshops and Events

2012 Growing Local Workshop & Event SeriesPrintE-mail
The Growing Local Workshop & Event Series covers a variety of food and agriculture topics including business development, access to land, funding opportunities and more. We will also be hosting mixers aimed at connecting people around specific topics. Whatever your interest in local food, there’s something for everyone.Background
ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!!!
LOCATION INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON REGISTRATION PAGE UNLESS NOTED BELOW
FOR WORKSHOP DETAILS VISIT: CLICK HERE or www.abqmarkets.org
TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER, USE THIS LINK:2012_Growing_Local_Workshops_Flyer.pdf
TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS: Use the links below after each workshop title, or visit www.abqmarkets.org, select “Vendor Resources” from the drop-down menu, and then select “Workshops” to find the event you would like to attend
CONTACT INFO: 
Sarah Wentzel-Fisher - info@abqmarkets.orgLora Logan or Kristin Gangwer - localfoodnm@mrcog-nm.gov, 505-724-3619

LIST OF WORKSHOPS

2/08, 9:00-10:30am - Get Caught Up On the Co-op: A Tour of the New Distribution Facility & Info Session (No registration required) – Location: La Montanita Cooperative Distribution Center, 901 Menaul Boulevard NE, 87107
2/08, 4:00-6:00pm - Mapping & Mining the Field: Crop Budgeting / Metrics / Planning (CLICK HERE to register)
2/15, 4:00-6:00pm - Seed Money: Getting your Small Farm Financed (CLICK HERE to register)
2/29, 4:00-6:00pm - Beyond the Growers Market: How to Sell to Other Markets (CLICK HERE to register)
3/07, 4:00-6:00pm - Digging In: How to Find Land to Grow On (CLICK HERE to register)
3/21, 4:00-6:00pm - From Barren to Bountiful: Finding A Farmer & Putting Your Land Into Production (CLICK HERE to register)
3/28, 4:00-6:00pm - Making a Stand: Selling at the Growers Market (CLICK HERE to register)
4/04, 4:00-7:00pm - Growing Local Mixer Series: Land Seeker/Landholder Mixer (Registration not yet available)
4/11, 9:00-10:30am - Alvarado Urban Farm Grows Food and Farmers in the City: A Farm Tour and Info Session on the Veteran Farmer Project, Location: Alvarado Urban Farm, 101 Silver Ave SW, (No registration required)
4/18, 4:00-6:00pm - The Devil in the Details: Navigating Environmental Health Permitting (CLICK HERE to register)
4/25, 4:00-6:00pm - To Market, To Market: Introduction to Growers Markets for First-time Vendors (Registration not yet available)
5/01, 4:00-6:00pm - Alvarado Urban Farm Grand Opening & AGMA Market Season Kickoff, Location: Alvarado Urban Farm, 101 Silver Ave SW, (No registration required)
5/30, 4:00-7:00pm - Growing Local Mixer Series: Grower/Buyer Mixer (Registration not yet available)
6/27, 2:00-4:00pm - From Farm to Restaurant Plate: Buying Local for Your Restaurant or Food Service (Registration not yet available)
Date/Time TBD - Estate Planning for Agricultural Land Conservation (Registration not yet available)
Partners: 
Albuquerque Grower’s Market Alliance (AGMA): www.abqmarkets.org
MRCOG Agriculture Collaborative: www.localfoodnm.org
Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension: www.bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu

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