Colorado

The Foodshed Project

The Northern Colorado Foodshed Project supports comprehensive growth in the local food economy by simultaneously focusing on four core areas: production growthdemand stimulationinfrastructure development, and organizational capacity building. We do so collaboratively, working with existing expertise and resources to better integrate efforts to “grow local food.”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Sprout City Farms

Sprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage communities, strengthen neighborhood resiliency, and root farmers in the city. We envision a thriving local food system supported by a network of accessible city farms which nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding communities.

We specialize in:

  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

San Isabel Land Protection Trust

Protecting ranch, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitat, historic resources and scenic views in Custer, Fremont, Huerfano and western Pueblo counties since 1995.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Guidestone Colorado

Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships. Guidestone’s strategies and programming are founded upon the belief that if individuals are exposed to experiences on local farms and ranches, that exposure results in a growing appreciation for where our food comes from and the commitment and resources needed to produce food locally. As a result of that appreciation, those individuals will then make choices that support and increase the capacity of the local food system. The result of these choices will be resilient local food systems, healthier communities, and a vibrant future for local agriculture.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Colorado Coalition to Enhance Working Lands

The Colorado Coalition to Enhance Working Lands (CO CEWL) a coalition of over 40 organizations working together to address the challenges facing those working to enhance the health and productivity of Colorado working lands.​The purpose of the CO CEWL

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

Colorado Farm and Food Alliance

We grow local food networks to develop markets and opportunities, to build inclusive leadership, and to strengthen food security.
We work to cultivate food systems t

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

2 Forks Club

Our goal is to build a robust local food economy by giving community farmers and local food entrepreneurs a leg up. 0% interest loans to community farmers and local food entrepreneurs in the Roaring Fork and North Fork V

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

UpRoot Colorado

We are currently piloting a pilot project in coordination with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) — the farm & food mobile workforce — that provides on-demand and supplemental labor to Colorado producers along the northern Front Range, in Delta County and in southwestern Colorado (i.e., in La Plata and Montezuma counties via the Good Food Collective).

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Farm Stress
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition

Land and water for socially disadvantaged farmers: Incubator Farmer Program for farmers without access to land: Membership in farmers cooperative, On-site farm stand as marketing opportunity for Incubator Farmer Program participants Free plots available for families who want to grow food for sustenance Workshops and farm tours in English and Spanish covering topics such as compost, regeneratively-raised poultry, financial skills, water management, marketing, etc. Sister program Valley Roots Food Hub is a local foods aggregator and distributor in the San Luis Valley.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado

The Farm Collaborative

We manage a farmer tool library with specialty farm equipment for rent including a potato harvester, walk behind tractor, All-Crop harvester, and more. We offer a housing library renting out tiny homes to be used for seasonal on-farm housing (must be approved by each county). Our farmer incubator program consults people that would like to try farming as a profession. After a year as an intern on the farm, incubators will learn about crop planning, business planning, and seed ordering and implement their own plot and business plan. Incubators will be able to use farm equipment and infrastructure and learn about land leases and land opportunities in the area.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Colorado