Colorado Farm & Food Alliance
Protecting Our Farms, Food, and Drink
Healthy Lands, Clean Air and Water
Supporting Colorado’s Farm and Local Food Economy
Climate and Food Security
Promoting Our Sustainable Future
Think Global ~ Eat Local
Cultivating Climate and Conservation Action from Farm to Table
The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance networks Colorado family farms, winemakers, brewers, food producers, chefs and restaurateurs to take effective climate action and to advocate for a balanced approach to energy development that protects our farms, food, and drink.
The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance provides information about Colorado agriculture and food economies, and highlights the nexus between securing those values and implementing sound energy and climate policy.
We welcome participation from a range of organizations, individuals and businesses on our various projects. Read more here.
Statement of Purpose
Strengthening local food systems means safeguarding the health of the land and supplies of clean water, and addressing long-term sustainability issues including climate change.
Our partners and supporters are businesses and associations, family farms and markets, local restaurants and producers, rural food and economic groups, and others that understand protecting Colorado’s environment protects our family farm and local food economy.
We seek to educate rural and urban communities from “farm to table,” and to bring a call to climate and conservation action along with locally sourced food and drink to the tables of Coloradans across the state.
Think Global ~ Eat Local ~ Act Now
Make a contribution to Colorado’s sustainable farm and food future.
Our combined voice can support our local farm and food economy, amplify and support climate action, and help ensure that clean water and healthy land are made a priority when managing for oil and gas development in Colorado so that our farmlands and clean water are not harmed.
Colorado craft beer is world-famous and it brings people from around the world to sample the best. Anything that threatens my water source threatens my business. We need to be smart about where and how we drill, so we don’t foul or deplete our water supplies.
-Mike King, Revolution Brewing
PAONIA CO – Since soon after the earliest settlers moved into Colorado’s North Fork Valley it has relied on two major forces to drive its economy: energy and agriculture. This year the North Fork Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo built on that proud heritage with a fun, dynamic, and hugely popular event.
Nearly 300 people participated, a threefold increase from its 2015 debut. The record crowd turned out to learn about and participate in this year’s theme: Cultivate Community & Homegrown Energy.
The North Fork is home to Solar Energy International (SEI), which hosted the event at its Paonia headquarters and campus, and was one of three sponsoring organizations. SEI is the world’s leading training institute for solar energy and alternative power systems—and is currently leading a collaborative local project to “Solarize Delta County.”
“Solar Energy International is honored to host this annual fair and expo,” said Gerald Espinosa, event organizer and coordinator for Solarize Delta County.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE & CALENDAR LISTINGS: MAY 5, 2016
North Fork Solar Fair Brings Music, Fun & Learning
This Year’s Theme: Cultivating Community and Homegrown Energy
North Fork Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo in Paonia, Colorado
May 13 from 4:30 until 9:00 PM at Solar Energy International (39845 Mathews Ln).
PAONIA CO – The Second Annual North Fork Solar Fair & Permaculture Expo is bringing an evening of free music, fun for all ages, local food and drink, door prizes, and an opportunity for hands-on learning about local community groups, solar energy, gardening, and permaculture. The Solar Fair is hosted by the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance, The Learning Council, and Solar Energy International.
The event is taking place on Friday, May 13 at the campus of Solar Energy International, one of the world’s premier solar and alternative energy training institutes, from 4:30 until 9:00 PM.
This American Land: North Fork Gas Fight
National series visits Colorado’s North Fork valley to talk with local agricultural operators about recent efforts to lease public lands around farms, ranches, towns and water supplies for oil and gas drilling and fracking.