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Local Foods Coalitions

The land trust holds the easement on Rio Grande Farm Park, just four blocks from downtown Alamosa, accessible by trails along the Rio Grande.

The park provides plots of irrigated land to families and new farmers, including immigrant farm workers from Central America, and is a farm incubator. At the end of the three-to-five-year tenure the park staff helps them find funding opportunities to start up their own operations. This is the only farm incubator in the San Luis Valley.

Additional sites to review:

Colorado Open Lands

Lakewood, CO

Partners: San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition, Rio Grande Farm Park, Trust for Public Land

Staff: 2 FTE implementing program at Rio Grande Farm Park

Farmers' Market

Carmille Garcia