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Snake River Seeds Harvest Hoe Down

October 30, 2014
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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 gather to bring in our harvests of seed crops, share stories about the season, and celebrate the bounty of our region. Come meet farmers who are producer members of our seed growing co-operative, and gardeners who are seed-savers and members of our seed library, and watch with wonder as the seeds they’ve grown pile up! Enjoy tasty finger-food, delicious Cinder wine, live music, and a special brief presentation about Culture in Agriculture. Also meet the artists behind our Seedy Art Project, see their works, and bid in the silent auction. About Snake River Seeds– We believe that growing our own food and saving our seeds is one of the most powerful contributions we can make to our regional culture as well as our food security. Rich, regional cultures create not only beauty and well-being, but also solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face. Our mission is to educate and inspire a generation of…

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Tomato Tuesday’s & More Announced

June 8, 2014
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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 dishes and drinks, attend classes, and visit with local gardeners about tomatoes.  Some TIP events will include a tomato tasting; salsa festival; bloody mary tasting; and classes on seed saving, tomato preservation, and tomato sauce preparation.  We are excited about these upcoming events and hope you enjoy as we all  ”end the tyranny of the tasteless tomato”.  

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Welcome to the Treasure Valley Food Coalition

November 21, 2011
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The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is a non-profit organization in support of a vibrant local food economy in the Treasure Valley Food Shed of Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.  No other group is working in the food system connecting  what we eat and a myriad of issues like energy, transportation, health, nutrition, agriculture, education, culture, the economy, and jobs. We are currently operating as a small steering committee that works on raising awareness about our local food system and collaborating with other organizations to increase the amount of food grown and consumed locally. UPDATE:  We have kicked off our supporter campaign, allowing broader community involvement in our work.  Take a look at the short video that explains what we’re up to this year.    You’ll also see that we’ve added a  community resources page that will allow you to connect with organizations and activities that involved in some aspect of local food.  Help us build it by adding the organizations that are helping to build a local food system in our valley. We invite your comments, but please keep them constructive.  A vibrant local food system will take all of us working together. If you’d like to contact us, please…

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