Address: 1749 Main Street, Keeseville NY 12944 / (518) 834-5245
About Us / Champlain Valley Foodshed Coalition History: The Champlain Valley Foodshed Coalition is a monthly gathering of folks who want to eat well, live well, and have a positive impact on the environment. We are trying to foster connections that will strengthen our local food system, providing great food for people and livelihoods for farmers. The Champlain Valley Foodshed Coalition meets in the Ausable Valley Grange Hall in Keeseville, NY. \n\n\nThe purpose of the coalition is to bring food consumers and food producers together to promote awareness about sustainable farming and food issues and learn more about the issues related to sustainable food production and healthy eating. The coalition seeks to accomplish this by holding open meetings where people can gather to talk in an atmosphere that is open to both questions and contributions. These meetings occur during the late fall, winter, and early spring. There is no limit as to the type of sustainable farm, gardening, or food-related issue that can be brought to the table. \n\n\nSometimes the meetings are led by experts or professionals in their field, and sometimes they are led by neighborhood farmers or gardeners. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend. Membership in the Foodshed is through the Grange. \n\n\nIn the past, meetings have focused on such topics as ?The Public Perspective on Organic Farming and Food,? ?Lactic Fermentation in Preserving Your Own Food,? ?Baking and the Use of Local Organic Grains" ? a round table discussion by local bakers and organic grain farmers.