Fall Harvest & $5 for Farmers Launch Party
Date & Location:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019, 2-6PM AT RIVER RUN
• 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!
The Elevated Table
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
OCTOBER 24, 2019, 9-10:45am
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 Grid, Idaho Mountain Express, August 7, 2019
The Environmental Voter Problem, Greentech Media, August 1, 2019
Sun Valley Climate Conference’s Broad Agenda: Wildfires, Military, Insurance, Resilience, Insurance 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 Says, Eye 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 Change, Eye on Sun Valley, July 18, 2019
Luminaries and Leaders to Congregate for Sun Valley Forum, Idaho 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