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We are pleased to be a part of the Westminster History Center’s History Day, an event for teachers and families to explore local history and resources. We’ll have a tent and tables with information about the Local Foods Campus and the Westminster Farmers Market, too. Might have some seedlings to hand out!
The event is free, and runs 10 to 4 on Saturday, May 2. It’s in the historic school house at 72nd and Lowell and the grounds around it. I hear there will be some live music and costumed history interpreters, too!
On Monday, April 13, the Local Foods Campus coalition, supported by over 50 citizens, presented an update to the Westminster City Council on the progress of this innovative project.
We want to sincerely thank all of those who left their homes to travel to the Westminster City Council Chambers to demonstrate their support for our Plan. We also want to thank those many, many other supporters who could not make to the meeting last night, but who have shared their support for our Plan by email, phone calls and Facebook posts. Your support and thoughts are fundamental to our eventual success in bringing convenient and affordable healthy foods to the Hidden Lake Shopping Center at 72nd & Sheridan – located within the South Sheridan Urban Renewal Area (URA).
Many of the organizers and volunteers spoke, as well as a few friends we didn’t even know we had!
There’s something about Local Food and Local Government that just seems to go hand-in-hand.
This innovative project is riding a wave of interest from people who are wanting to produce food and sell it to locally to people who care about the source, flavor, sustainability and health of the food they eat.
Local? It varies, depending on the food or product, but grapes from Chile aren’t local to the Front Range of Colorado.
Foods? Certainly vegetables grown near enough to be farm trucked one step in to the place where someone can buy them. But more than that: honey, eggs, beef and mutton and poultry, salsa, jams and jellies, breads and pasta!
Campus? Bringing it all together in one place, where people can package and process, market and plan, buy and eat, celebrate and learn, all in one place. And if that place has historical agricultural roots … all the better.
Local. Foods. Campus.