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Upcoming Events


Fall Harvest & $5 for Farmers Launch Party

Date & Location:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019, 2-6PM AT RIVER RUN

Celebrate the harvest and enjoy seasonal food and fun at the Fall Harvest & $5 for Farmers Launch Party hosted by Local Food Alliance & Wood River Farmers Market!

FESTIVITIES INCLUDE:
• Live music by Kevin Ware
• Fresh-pressed apple cider
• Free food samples from market vendors
• Sauerkraut making and seed saving demos
• Kids’ activities
• Tacos and other delicious eats
• Raffle drawing at 5:30pm

GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES!
• Single-day ski passes
• Brunch for two at the Konditorei
• One-month Zenergy membership
• “Lettuce Turnip the Beet” t-shirt and Swell water bottle

LEARN about $5 for Farmers – a new community awareness campaign and pledge to increase consumer purchasing of foods produced on regional farms!

TAKE THE PLEDGE to spend $5 a week on foods produced on community farms!

SPEND $5 on any farm product at the market and head to the Local Food Alliance tent to claim a free raffle ticket!

ABOUT $5 FOR FARMERS
If every Blaine County resident spends $5 on local food each week, it will add $5.7 million annually to our local food economy. Each $5-a-week pledge helps ensure the future of family farms in our region and nutritious locally grown food for local families. Go to 5forfarmers.com to learn more and take the pledge!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
American Capital Advisory, Sun Valley ResortKonditorei Bakery & CafeZenergy Health Club, Spa and Boutique


The Elevated Table

Dates:
July 12, 2019 – Squash Blossom Farm – Sold out
August 9, 2019 – Silver Spring Ranch – Sold out
September 14, 2019 – Hillside Grain – Sold out
October 10, 2019 – Lookout Farm

Everyone brings something to The Elevated Table. We bring the table to the farm and set the stage for an elevated experience. The farmers bring  their fresh, locally produced food and the chefs bring their creativity and talents to design a hyper-seasonal five course meal. Our guests bring their plates and their desire to connect to our good food community!

The dinners implement mission-critical strategies: increasing access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown food, sharing the story of farmers in our community, and demonstrating the unparalleled taste and quality of food grown on local farms.

Learn more and buy tickets here.


Community Food Connections: Summer Economic Success Stories & Next Steps

Date/Time:
OCTOBER 24, 2019, 9-10:45am
Location:
Upper Big Wood River Grange, 609 S 3rd Avenue, Hailey ID 83333

Community Food Connections: Summer Economic Success Stories & Next Steps takes place on Thursday, October 24, at the Upper Big Wood River Grange, 609 S. 3rd Avenue, Hailey ID 83333.  

Guest speakers Peter Atkinson of Atkinsons’ Market, Sherry Kraay of Kraay’s Market & Garden, and Katie Zubia of Wood River Farmers Market will provide updates on progress and challenges at three key local food access points. 

On October 24, please join us at 9:00 a.m. to network and connect over coffee and local snacks. At 9:30 a.m., our speakers will share updates and answer questions. Around 10:20 a.m., we’ll discuss the new $5 for Farmers local food marketing campaign and pledge, and brainstorm for future event topics.

To register for the October 24 event, go to: http://communityfoodconnectionoct2019.eventbrite.com.


In The News

Farming – One of the Best Methods to Slow Climate Change?Citizen Tribune, August 13, 2019

We’re Vulnerable at the Edge of the GridIdaho Mountain Express, August 7, 2019

The Environmental Voter ProblemGreentech Media, August 1, 2019

Sun Valley Climate Conference’s Broad Agenda: Wildfires, Military, Insurance, ResilienceInsurance Journal, August 1, 2019

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times, Earthfire Institute, July 30, 2019

Break Up With Plastic, Author SaysEye on Sun Valley, July 26, 2019

Sun Valley Forum Highlights Leadership in Face of Climate Change, Idaho Mountain Express, July 26, 2019

Wood River Teens And Sun Valley Institute Put On Youth Climate Forum, Boise State Public Radio, July 23, 2019

Sun Valley Forum Offers Free Attractions to Inspire ChangeEye on Sun Valley, July 18, 2019

Luminaries and Leaders to Congregate for Sun Valley ForumIdaho Mountain Express, July 17, 2019

Sun Valley Forum to Feature Youth in Search of Answers, Eye on Sun Valley, July 7, 2019

Sun Valley Students Host Environmental Forum, Magic Valley Times-News, July 5, 2019

Youth Forum has Global Perspective, Local Input, Idaho Mountain Express, July 3, 2019

Recent Events


Sun Valley Forum 2019

Dates: July 23-26, 2019
Sun Valley, Idaho

Thank you for unforgettable, inspiring and catalytic 5th Annual Sun Valley Forum

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Save the Date: June 9-12, 2020

Speaker Series Video:

Driving Innovation for a Secure & Prosperous Idaho: Microgrid, Storage, and Smart Grid