Building Resilient, Fair, and Secure CommunitiesProtecting Sustainable Food Systems
The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance networks family farms, winemakers, brewers, food producers, chefs and restaurateurs to cultivate and strengthen the local food movement, to support sustainable rural communities, and to provide a platform for effective climate and conservation advocacy.
Our Work – Just Sustenance
The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance seeks to create more secure, equitable, and resilient agriculture and food systems, by supporting local communities working to implement more sustainable agricultural practices and develop more clean energy solutions, and in support of a just economic transition to a future of shared abundance that benefits all Coloradans.
Farm and Food Allies: Strengthening the Local Food Movement to Build Farm and Food Leaders.
Conservation Advocacy and Climate Action: Defending Healthy Lands, Clean Water and Stable Climate to Protect our Farms, Food and Drink.
Activities & EventsJust Sustenance
What is ‘Rural Prosperity’? June 2019
On June 14 we set out to see if we could apply a tech-world problem-solving exercise known as ‘rapid prototyping’ to unlocking some solutions around fostering rural prosperity.
The Rural Prosperity Challenge brought together about 25 local community leaders from a range of backgrounds and professions, to consider three challenge questions. More details on results — what we learned and what solutions we developed can be found in our blog.
And we also invite everyone to consider for yourself what ‘rural prosperity’ means – because healthy, sustainable, and vibrant rural areas are a vital link to a more food secure, and equitable, world.
Community Fair & Local Solutions Expo May 2020
Each year the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance teams up with The Learning Council to host the North Fork Community Fair – an all day extravaganza that has become a valley showcase at the start of an ever more busy spring – summer – fall tourist season.
This event brings together local community groups, businesses, and vendors to share ideas, inspiration, and various goods – along with live music, local food, and craft drinks.
Join us in Paonia Town Park in May 2020 as we bring this fun event back for its sixth year.
Published April 2, 2019
Check out our guest blog in the Just Transition Fund newsletter.
The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance is committed to helping rural areas thrive. Healthy farms and ranches need to be part of a healthy and sustainable communities, and everyone in the state from city to country has a stake in that!