An idea whose time has come |

An idea whose time has come

Dear Editor:

Maybe it has taken the broad acknowledgment of our fragile and volatile climate and economy to really ignite the local food movement. Or maybe more people are experiencing the multiple benefits of greater connection to the land, to one another, to health – the soul-nourishment that comes from growing, consuming and supporting local food.

Likely, it’s all of the above!

There have been many organizations and individuals whose commitment to our local food system has made the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council an idea whose time has come. However, we’d like to say a big thank you to Ken Sack, the owner and visionary behind Eagle Springs Organic Farm. Ken’s financial support has made getting this labor of love off the ground possible as we await further grant funding. And his passion and partnership are priceless.

Many thanks also to Steve Beckley, owner of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, for his generous contribution to the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council.

Grassroots efforts like the Roaring Fork Food Policy Council take a tremendous amount of time and effort, and leaps of faith, to get up and running. From community leaders agreeing to participate to precious start-up funding – every bit of support along the way makes it possible to create more local self-reliance, connection and creativity in feeding ourselves locally. And we are enormously grateful.

See you at the next Local Food Meetup at 5:15 p.m. on May 16 at the Basalt Library!

Gwen Garcelon and Dawne Vrabel

Co-founders, Roaring Fork Food Policy Council

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