GoFarm's mission is to increase the supply of and access to affordable, fresh, healthy, local food in Colorado.
We are a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and transform our local food system. What's a local food system? It's how local food gets from the farm to your plate, and everything in between! We focus on how/where we grow our food, how/where we distribute our food, and who can access/afford the food. Only by working on all of these elements combined can we transform our local food system into one that is thriving, environmentally sustainable, and equitable for all.
Support, training, and increased market access for beginning, local, sustainable farmers.
Local Food Share
Connecting the community to local agriculture though a multi-farm CSA (community supported agriculture).
Community Food Access
Making healthy, local food more accessible and affordable to under-resourced communities.
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.