AgriSummit scheduled in Salida on April 21

SALIDA—In celebration of local foods and agritourism, the community is invited to the 2nd Annual AgriSummit. This community event is being held at Salida’s SteamPlant on Friday, April 21. Attendees will participate in educational sessions, opportunities for networking and inspired discussions focused on local food production and agritourism in the region.

Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts and community members alike. The event will include breakout sessions on topics such as agritourism, resources for both current producers and beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as the role of education and community building in creating resilient food systems.

AgriSummit will include a luncheon catered by KalamataPit Catering featuring local foods and an early-season Farmers Market hosted by the Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance.

After the conference sessions end at 3:30 p.m., there will be a Community Open House for all the community to attend. Farmers Market vendors will have samples available, items for purchase and information on their offerings for the 2017 growing season. A silent auction will be open between 4:30-5 p.m.

In the evening, join Guidestone in celebrating their 10th Anniversary! A silent auction, live music and a gala dinner will be part of the festivities.

Highlighting local foods will continue through the weekend with Savor Chaffee County! Local residents and area visitors are invited to visit participating restaurants featuring locally sourced menu items from Colorado producers in support of the event.

For information on registration, scholarships, sponsorships, or becoming a market vendor, visit:, or contact Andrea Coen with questions: 719-239-0955 or [email protected]

AgriSummit is hosted by Guidestone Colorado and partners committed to strengthening local agriculture. Partners and sponsors include the following: the Colorado Tourism Office, Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, the SteamPlant Event Center, Central Colorado Food Shed Alliance, Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, Salida Chamber of Commerce, CSU Extension, the Salida Creative District, GARNA (Greater Arkansas River Nature Association), Central Colorado Conservancy and the Upper Arkansas Conservation District.

Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.