Coronavirus Update: Though there is uncertainty of what the near future will look like, we remain dedicated to supporting our local farmers and providing you with healthy, local food. We're continuing our plans to operate our Local Food Share this summer and we are brainstorming ways to make it the safest environment possible. Washing hands, wearing gloves, limiting person-to-person contact, etc., will be our top priority. This is a time for us to band together and support our local farmers and our local food system!
GoFarm is a nonprofit organization with a mission to increase the supply of and access to affordable, fresh, healthy, local food in Colorado.
Our programs support and mentor beginning, local, sustainable farmers, connect the community with local agriculture, and make healthy food more accessible and affordable to under-resourced communities.
Training, mentoring and market access to beginning and aspiring farmers.
Local Food Share
Fresh, local, sustainably-grown food throughout a 20-week growing season. 2020 summer season: Jun 10 - Oct 23.
Community Food Access
Increasing access and affordability of healthy, local food for under-resourced families.
The GoFarm Approach
For the past 50 years, the Denver Metro area has been steadily losing farms and farmland; only 9 of the original 307 farms that once existed in Denver 100 years ago are still in operation today. Furthermore, in Colorado the average age of a farmer is 58 years old, and studies estimate that as many as 50% of farmers will retire within the next decade.
Over the past 7 years, Colorado’s population has increased by over 550,000 residents, and in the Denver Metro area, 24% of the population are millennials. This influx of young Coloradans has resulted in an increase of young entrepreneurs interested in farming.
In response to this rising interest in farming, GoFarm works to provide the economic infrastructure, mentorship, and many other resources necessary to support beginning farmers. Read more about our Farmer Assistance programs.
At the same time, 1 in 11 Coloradans experience food insecurity, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. As part of our Community Access programs we host food markets geared toward those in need and offer economic incentives when possible. We believe it is a basic right to be able to afford and access healthy food, and we invite EVERYONE to be part of our local food system. Read more about our Community Access programs.
A strong local food system with adequate supply and access to healthy food leads to healthy communities and stable economies. JOIN US in making this a reality.