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Food Sector Opportunity Project Day 1

Course Descriptions:  History and Culture of Food – Cause Marketing Monday 14th   

Founders and Co-Executive Directors TCEDC: Terrie Bad Hand – Pati Martinson. 10:00 – 12:00 

**Welcome and Introductions**

Guest Speaker: Margaret Santistevan

Sol Feliz Farm – Taos Real Food. Margaret Garcia, B.S.  is a mother, wife, a local hierbera, and food lover and explorer.  She was raised in the mountains of Northern New Mexico where her family has lived for many generations.  Her family taught her to identify local herbs and how to use herbs and food as medicines.  Margaret is passionate about the maintenance of traditional land-based knowledge and culture, especially food and herbs. Margaret has been the owner of Taos Real Food, LLC for 5 years and sells delicious sauerkraut   She and her husband, Miguel Santistevan, live in Taos, NM with their two daughters. They maintain a conservation farm, called Sol Feliz Farm, where many visitors have participated in educational presentations, tours and hands-on workshops. Taosrealfood.comsolfelizfarm.org

Mercedes Rodriguez, Nate Jones, Ruth Gonzales Present TCEDC Programs. 1:30 –2:30

TCEDC: Taos Food Center Team

Taos Food Center – Commercial Kitchen Program Summary

TCEDC – The Dream, the work, the success.

Taos Food Center – Becoming Part of the Magic. 2:45-3:45 

  • Food Center Activities & other resources
  • Business formation 

Commercializing a Food Product – (Recipe Development). 4:00 – 5:00

TCEDC – Taos Food Center Team. Beginning the process of commercializing a food product.   Discussing NMED permits (Food Facility – Temp Food Establishment)