Food Industries Cluster
2019 Santa Fe Food Summit: Sparking Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry
The 2019 Santa Fe Food Summit: Sparking Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry was held on October 24, 2019 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Nearly 100 people attended. The purpose of the event was to bring together those in the food industry in order to network, share news and information and discuss opportunities and challenges.
Food Summit Resource Information
Below are links to pertinent reference information from the Food Summit:
Link to Albuquerque Journal Article, “Working to Make Santa Fe a ‘Food Hub’ “
By Monica Roman Gagnier / Journal Staff Writer, Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Creative Start ups and City of Santa Fe Food Accelerator Program
Are you a passionate and determined founder of a startup that is just getting revved up? Creative Startups LABS may be right for you! Entrepreneurs building local food startups tackling challenges (and opportunities!) such as climate change, food waste, localizing food systems, and building healthier communities are encouraged to apply.
Creative Startups LABS Pre-Accelerator for Food Entrepreneurs is designed to move entrepreneurs from early concept, past prototyping, and into the market quickly. During the intensive four-week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product.
The AgriGate of Santa Fe County
The AgriGate is an online platform that connects growers and buyers to build a more resilient local food Community.
A study which was done by a statewide agriculture task force. Includes recommendations and reforms to strengthen supply chains, land and water use, next generation of farmers and ranchers, and economic viability.
This report attempts to identify the realities of farm to institution challenges and offers recommendations
for their eventual removal. A mutually beneficial goal is that a feasible market can be cultivated and expanded that enables local and state commercial exchanges between pubic institutions and vegetable and fruit growers.