Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit celebrates progress, plans for the future

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Attendees at the Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit celebrated the progress Local Foods, Local Places initiatives have made in San Juan County, and also planned for the future.

Ears of corn are displayed, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, on a booth about Native American agriculture at the Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit in Farmington.

A year ago, Farmington was selected to participate in a federal initiative known as Local Foods, Local Places. 

The food summit began at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Farmington Civic Center and included vendors, presentations, live music and a food fair.

The event continues Aug. 9 starting at 8 a.m. Community members will have a chance to provide input on plans. In the afternoon, participants will tour four San Juan County farms, including Wines of the San Juan.

The farm tours are $25 and transportation will be provided.

Peaches from a tree at Silver River Adobe Inn are seen, Thursday, April 8, 2019, at a booth at the Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit.

Community members learned about the Local Foods, Local Places initiative during a food summit on Aug. 8 in Farmington.

See photos and video from the food fair at

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Kevin Lombard sets up a booth, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Farmington Civic Center.