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Meet the Farmers Who Grow the Food We Eat

SOIL Sangre de Cristo is inviting the community to enjoy the bounty of local food producers, referred to as “local bites” from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 at Vino Salida, in PonchaSprings.

SOIL (which stands for Slow Opportunities to Invest Locally)  is a local-regional nonprofit, which is organized to support local agricultural efforts. It awards zero percent interest loans to locally-grown food producers in the South Central region of Colorado.

“SOIL Sangre de Cristo members care about what is possible,” says SOIL Sangre de Cristo chair PJ Bergin. “Locally grown food supports our health, reduces the climate-damaging effects of long-distance shipping, and makes our local food chain resilient and sustainable.”

The community is invited to join members, the SOIL Sangre de Cristo board and investor members at this event.

Armand Vigil of Elevation Farm Orchard. courtesy photo.

It will feature Armando Vigil, owner of Elevation Farm and Orchard, who will offer products for tasting, and explain his unique farming methods.

According to SOIL Sangre de Cristo members, community members care about the freshness and quality of the food they eat.  They choose to purchase food from local growers.

In supporting the regional food producers the effects of carbon pollution from both shipping and poor agricultural practices are greatly reduced — not to mention better care of precious water resources.

As a local nonprofit, SOIL Sangre de Cristo, allows community members to invest in our common good, to support the health of our environment, with the result being locally-grown, delicious high-quality food. It pools its funds and awards the loans to local food producers each year.

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