SLV Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters teaches adults, parents and teens how to cook healthy meals and save money!

Operating as usual


Join us for a movie weekend! May 17, 18, 19th Vali in Monte Vista


Join us on Saturday May 18th 10:30- 11:30 am to learn about making healthy snacks and tips for saving money at the store!
City of Alamosa Activities Alamosa Public Library .


Two virtual classes to choose from on Mondays in Spanish and Tuesdays in English!


Join us for a day of fun and learning at the park with the Adams State University Food Studies 300 class! On April 18th, we'll be exploring San Luis Valley-specific agriculture topics, and we'd love to have local farmers and food producers join us to share their wisdom. If you're interested in attending or know someone who might be, please reach out to us. Let's come together to celebrate our community and learn from each other!


The 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by Dylan Brown Agency is this Saturday at Plachy Hall.

Please join us for all the fun!


We will be at Safeway in Alamosa Tuesday February 6th at 10:30am! Join us for a 45 minute grocery Tour and receive a $10 gift card to shop! Learn how to find deals, shop for healthier versions of items and make meals on a budget! Meet in the produce section.


Upcoming in person classes in Alamosa! Register soon

10 Favorite Ways to Cook Acorn Squash 12/15/2023

Its in season and available at the RMSER Food Pantry! Here are 10 great recipes to try at home.

10 Favorite Ways to Cook Acorn Squash Try 10 of our favorite sweet and savory ways to enjoy acorn squash.

Parmesan-Roasted Acorn Squash 12/15/2023
The Food Pantry in Alamosa located at 1619 State Ave in the old Liquor store has an abundance of acorn Squash available. Feel free to pick some up on Friday 4-6pm or Saturday 2-4pm or Wed. 11-1pm. Here is a yummy recipes to use this wonderful nutritious ingredient from soup to main courses!

Parmesan-Roasted Acorn Squash These roasted acorn squash slices are coated with fresh thyme, black pepper, and Parmesan for a cheesy, caramelized side dish perfect for fall.


Next Wednesday....December 13th!


We are thrilled to share that the Colorado legislature has passed Senate Bill 2, to create Summer EBT for Colorado children, during the special session that wrapped up yesterday. This bill takes an important step toward addressing the increased food insecurity that children face during the summer months when there is reduced access to school meals.


In person class? You are invited. We have 2 sessions left NOV 1 and NOV 8... reserve a spot via text to Lois !


Join me for a Virtual Class this week! Register Below

Photos from Cooking Matters En Español's post 07/13/2023

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6th!

Join us at Vali 3 Theatre for the showing of No Small Matter, a documentary to explore Early Childhood Education.

Entry is free along with a free drink and popcorn!


WE still have space in our upcoming virtual CM Series!
Register Below and join us
on Tuesdays in April

Photos from San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition's post 03/25/2023

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Thank you for visiting us. To find out more about what we are up to and where we are holding events and classes be sure to check out our calendar. We are housed as a program of the SLV Local Food Coalition, located in Alamosa, Colorado.

We offer in person and virtual online classes and store tours across the San Luis Valley. Our primary mission is to help end childhood hunger and offer hands on and virtual nutrition and culinary courses to parents of young children 0-5 . However, we also offer adult courses for adults 18 and over and a family curriculum for a caregiver/ parent/ grandparent or family member and their children.

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