FRUITFUL FIELDS: Ride the Landscape of Local Food TVFC Bike Tour 2015

July 29, 2015
FRUITFUL FIELDS: Ride the Landscape of Local Food TVFC Bike Tour 2015

We have 96 tickets remaining! The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce our inaugural bike tour Sunday, September 20th in southwestern Idaho.  The 50 mile loop will begin at Hat Ranch Winery on Plum Road at 9:00 AM and take you to farms and wineries throughout Canyon County.  Along the way you will taste fresh, local fruit, grilled (lamb) merguez sausage, grilled fingerling potatoes, local cheese and crackers, and sample some of Idaho’s award winning wines.  Upon returning to Hat Ranch Winery, you will be treated to a catered luncheon from Three Girls Catering featuring local meats and produce while Hat Ranch pours wine for tasting.  When you are ready to head home, you will leave with be a reusable jute shopping bag filled with local produce, tokens to use at the Boise Farmer’s Market, and coupons for the Boise           Co-Op.  Our route will take you along the Snake River, past Lake Lowell, and through the rolling farmland, vineyards and orchards of southwestern Idaho. The route has been biker-tested and approved.  Additionally the ride will be supported by mechanics, sag-wagon, and ham radio communication. Three rest stops along the way will provide tastings, water, medical reserve corps volunteers…

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Tomato Independence Project Tomato Menu’s Restaurant/Farm partnership for 2015

July 22, 2015
Tomato Independence Project Tomato Menu’s Restaurant/Farm partnership for 2015

TVFC is kicking off the Restaurant/Farm partnership for 2015, and there’s something new this year: the Verification of Participation decal. We want area restaurants that contracted with local farms for the 2015 fresh-and-local season to be acknowledged for their commitment to local food.  The decal we have…

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2015 Sustainable Agriculture Symposium

July 18, 2015
2015 Sustainable Agriculture Symposium

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM On Saturday November 7th, 2015 at the College of Idaho campus, the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA) will bring together farmers, dairy operators, gardeners, government officials, and advocacy groups from around the U.S. to educate, network,…

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Introducing July Dinner & a Movie “Fed Up”

July 8, 2015
Introducing July Dinner & a Movie “Fed Up”

Join us to watch the original Fed Up!  Thursday July 30 at the Red Feather Wine Cellar at 6 pm!.    Fed Up! examines the development of genetic engineering in agriculture. Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews with farmers, scientists, government officials and activists,…

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June Dinner & a Movie “The Chicken of Tomorrow”

June 16, 2015
June Dinner & a Movie  “The Chicken of Tomorrow”

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition proudly presents our June Dinner & a Movie,  “The Chicken of Tomorrow” on Wednesday June 24th at Red Feather Wine Cellar, 6PM.  Tickets are $31 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1692329 Sixty five years ago chickens were raised in every county in the United States.  The focus…

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Frozen Tomatoes Available!

May 15, 2015
Frozen Tomatoes Available!

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition has 5lb bags of frozen, local, organic tomatoes available for $12.50 each!  If interested, place your order today by emailing us at treasurevalleyfoodcoalition@gmail.com , leave us your name, phone number, number of bags wanted, and preferred delivery method.   You can pick up your tomatoes…

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MAY DINNER AND A MOVIE “GROWING CITIES”

May 8, 2015
MAY DINNER AND A MOVIE “GROWING CITIES”

MAY DINNER and a MOVIE: Growing Cities- a film about urban farming in America on May 28, 6PM at the Red Feather Wine Cellar.  Tickets are $30 including gratuity.  Purchase your tickets today at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1587463 A documentary film that examines the role of urban farming…

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Public showing of FOOD CHAINS film documentary

April 7, 2015
Public showing of FOOD CHAINS film documentary

  The event is free and open to the general public.  Doors open at 5:30 on April 21, 2015 with a performance by special guests, Mariachi Tleyotltzin;  the screening begins at 6 PM followed by a panel of six local experts on Idaho farmworkers, local farmworkers’…

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March Dinner and a Movie

March 17, 2015
March Dinner and a Movie

March Dinner and a Movie Mar. 26 @ 6:00 pm  at Red Feather Lounge Wine Cellar:  246 N. 8th St. Boise.   Tickets are $31.00, including gratuity.   To purchase you ticket today, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364426 “A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races…

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February Dinner and a Movie

February 23, 2015
February Dinner and a Movie

Eating Alabama…a story about why food matters. In search of a simpler life, Andy Beck and his wife return home to Alabama where they set out to eat the way their grandparents did – locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex,…

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The Urban Farm & Garden Show interview with Susan Medlin

February 2, 2015
The Urban Farm & Garden Show interview with Susan Medlin

Check out this interview with Susan Medlin on The Urban Farm and Garden Show with Craig and Larry featuring the Tomato Independence Project.    To listen to the podcast, visit: The Urban Farm & Garden Show    

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Ton of Tomatoes

January 30, 2015
Ton of Tomatoes

                    Local Tomatoes are now available for fabulous winter soups and sauces!!  The idea of eating tasty local frozen tomatoes in winter was inaugurated at a chef/farmer dinner at Richard’s Café Vicino in January 2014.  There,…

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TVFC Supporter Survey

January 30, 2015
TVFC Supporter Survey

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition, a 501 (c) 3 corporation, works with diverse community partners to improve the resiliency, integrity, and economic vitality of the region’s food system. We’ve been bringing you events since 2010 and would like to find out more about you, our…

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Dinner and a Movie Return

January 6, 2015
Dinner and a Movie Return

Dinner and a Movie returns on January 29, 6pm at Red Feather Lounge Wine Cellar located at 246 N. 8th St. Boise Tickets are $31.00,  including gratuity.  To purchase your ticket today visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/908110 “Not all germs are created equal”.  Join us for a screening…

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Treasure Valley Food Coalition presents the Tomato Independence Project

December 19, 2014

TIP“The tomato is a clear example of the benefits of locally grown food. When they’re grown for flavor, rather than travel, you can taste the difference,” as stated by producer Arlie Sommers.  Throughout the summer, Arlie has beautifully documented all the events hosted by the Treasure Valley Food Coalition’s Tomato Independence Project by photography and video productions.   We are proud to share this video Treasure Valley Food Coalition presents the Tomato Independence Project.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s events and look forward to another great year in 2015!

 

Zone 4 article about our Tomato Independence Project.

December 16, 2014
Zone 4 article about our Tomato Independence Project.

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Great Article! What’s so bad about gluten?

November 18, 2014
Great Article!  What’s so bad about gluten?

Against the Grain Should you go gluten-free? By Michael Specter\        Just after Labor Day, the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo stopped for a weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Each year, the event wends its way across the country like a travelling medicine show, billing…

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Tomato Independence Project Gift Ideas for the Gardeners in your life

November 11, 2014
Tomato Independence Project Gift Ideas for the Gardeners in your life

Are you looking for a  stylish gift idea for the gardener in your life?  This is a great way for them to  show their love for homegrown tomatoes (and locally grown food) with this 100% ring-spun organic cotton t-shirt. Soft to the touch and stylish as all get out, it arrives…

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Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

October 30, 2014
Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

This is Snake River Seeds’ third annual Harvest Hoedown, and this year we are throwing the doors wide open, inviting everyone who cares about food, agriculture and culture to come celebrate with us! The Harvest Hoedown is when we literally put down our hoes and…

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Dinner and a Movie Returns

September 18, 2014
Dinner and a Movie Returns

 A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers…

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Tomato Tuesday Menus continue

September 9, 2014
Tomato Tuesday Menus continue

Tasty Tomato dishes continue at local restaurants and this week these delicious tomato dishes will be served at The Modern Hotel and Bar featuring Next Generation Organics tomatoes from Tuesday, Sept. 9-Tuesday, Sept. 16.  We had the pleasure of tasting the upcoming menu items and you will not be…

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Bloody Mary Tasting Event

August 21, 2014
Bloody Mary Tasting Event

Join us for an evening in the garden tasting 3 different Bloody Mary’s from Boise’s Top Mixologists! Hosted by Franz Witte and the Tomato Independence Project, the event will be concocted with local, fresh TOMATO JUICE & local spirits. Cocktails will be created special for…

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TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

August 10, 2014
TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition proudly presents EVOO, a fabulous evening of extra virgin olive oil Monday October 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Visual Arts Collective located at 3638 Osage, Garden City.  During the tasting seminar you will taste five different extra…

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THE GARDEN TABLE featuring tomatoes

July 24, 2014
THE GARDEN TABLE featuring tomatoes

As part of our Tomato Tuesday’s and more events, TVFC is proud to announce this upcoming event hosted by the Idaho Botanical Gardens and the Tomato Independence Project.  Once a month, the Garden invites vintners, chefs, and musicians, to showcase Idaho fruits and labor. Grab…

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Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market

July 9, 2014
Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market Saturday, July 12th.  As part of our Tomato Independence Project, our vision  is to give local gardeners a chance to talk with other…

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Tomato Tuesday’s & More Announced

June 8, 2014
Tomato Tuesday’s & More Announced

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is excited to announce its partnerships with the Boise Farmers Market,North End Organic Nursery, Edwards Greenhouse, Franz Witte, and the Idaho Botanical Gardens with the Tomato Tuesday & More calendar of events.  Throughout the summer you will have the chance to enjoy tomato…

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TVFC announces 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY

May 28, 2014
TVFC announces 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition announces our 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.  Foodies alike! Gather around, because we’re going to talk about the illustrious, criminal, seductive world of olive oil! Join us for a riveting discussion on the…

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Tomato Tuesday-to-Tuesday Menus Announced

April 19, 2014
Tomato Tuesday-to-Tuesday Menus Announced

Support local farms and restaurants during the height of this year’s tomato harvest season! The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is excited to announce its partnership with local farms and restaurants with our tomato Tuesday-to-Tuesday menus.  Each week for five weeks you will have the chance…

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2013: Toward Tomato Independence, One Bite at a Time in 2013

November 26, 2013
2013: Toward Tomato Independence, One Bite at a Time in 2013

It feels like winter in Idaho.  There are still a few fresh local tomatoes around, hidden away on shelves or in closets, carefully stored for one last sandwich, a final batch of fresh salsa.  But their season is past. The gardeners who jealously guard them…

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