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

About Us

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.

Support Colorado Farms & Food

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 Draws Record Crowd

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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North Fork Solar Fair Brings Music, Fun & Learning


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.