Defending Healthy Lands, Clean Water and Stable Climate

Protecting our Farms, Food and Drink

The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance is a network of Colorado family farms, winemakers, brewers, food producers, chefs and restaurateurs, who are working together to support a more secure, equitable, and resilient food system and to protect our farms, foods, and drink by taking action on climate change and to defend Colorado’s lands and water.  

Our Work – Conservation Advocacy & Climate Action

Defending Healthy Lands, Clean Water and Stable Climate to Protect our Farms, Food and Drink.

The need for clean water and healthy land is vital to Colorado and our quality food and drink.  Farmers and ranchers rely on a stable climate, and their livelihoods are especially vulnerable to extreme weather – from droughts to floods. Our chefs, markets, and  drink producers all rely on supplies of clean water and the top-quality ingredients our farmers and ranchers provide. 

The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance seeks to protect our farms, food, and drink by defending the health of our lands and our reliable supply of clean water. Colorado’s award-winning wines and craft beers, as well as our agriculture, all depend on clean water. But oil and gas can put our water supplies in jeopardy, by diverting water from agriculture to fracking and other oilfield use, and through spills and pollution. And Oil and gas can harm the health of the land and soils upon which farming depends. 

The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance cultivates leaders from community groups and local food networks to provide opportunities to engage with policymakers and elected officials from the local and state to the federal levels.

Our advocacy supports sustainable rural communities and food systems, and promotes strategic action on key climate and conservation policy. 

Our Programs

Farm and Food Allies: Strengthening the Local Food Movement to Build Farm and Food Leaders.

Just Sustenance: Building Resilient, Fair, and Secure Communities that can Protect Sustainable Food System.

Conservation Advocacy and Climate Action: Defending Healthy Lands, Clean Water and Stable Climate to Protect our Farms, Food and Drink. 


Activities & Events

Climate Action & Lands and Water Defense

Do you have a farm or food/drink business? View and add your support to our Climate Action and our Lands and Water Defense position statements here.

You can see the most recent list of supporters here.

Protect the North Fork

This project is all about protecting the North Fork Valley — renown as Colorado’s Farm to Table Capital — from expanding oil and gas leasing and development. You can also follow us on Facebook at /ProtectNorthFork and on Twitter @NorthForkCO

Rally for the Valley – October 6, 2019

Join us October 6 at Delicious Orchards as we celebrate the great work of local community groups working to defend the land, air, and water of the North Fork Valley and beyond. Live music. Grassroots actions. Local Food & Drink. 4 pm – 7 pm. $10 suggested donation/person. Check out our event page here