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
North Fork Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo: Cultivating Community and Homegrown Energy
May 13 from 4:30 until 9:00 PM at Solar Energy International in Paonia, Colorado
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. The North Fork Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo wants to build on this heritage. The event, open to the public by donation, will feature local music, craft beverages, delicious farm-fresh food, door prizes, and exhibits on solar energy. This year will also have workshops and exhibits on permaculture, biodynamics, and gardening techniques and tips to attract bees and to mitigate for climate change.
Article and Photos by Desdemona Dallas
DENVER, CO. – In the realm of climate change you really are what you eat. Our agricultural and food industries have a huge impact on the environment, and a huge stake in keeping it healthy.
Farmers, drink makers, and restaurateurs trying to tackle climate issues are being rewarded by a growing industry of consumers who support the sustainable food movement. On March 9th The Colorado Farm and Food Alliance convened some leading participants in the farm and food industry to put climate change on the table. Hosting this event was The Kitchen Denver restaurant.
Ty Gillespie, Azura Cellars & Gallery
Winery owner Ty Gillespie talks about the values of place that make agritourism a booming business in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley.