Strengthening our Local Food System and Building Healthier Communities
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 we grow our food, how we distribute our food, and who can access and 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 through a multi-farm CSA (community supported agriculture).
Community Food Access
Making healthy, local food more accessible and affordable and inviting everyone to be part of their local food system.
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 provides the economic infrastructure, mentorship, and many other resources necessary to support beginning farmers and help them start their own farms.
At the same time, 1 in 11 Coloradans experience food insecurity, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. We host low-cost food markets geared toward those in need and offer economic incentives to those who are eligible. We believe it is a basic right to afford and access healthy food, and we invite EVERYONE to be part of an equitable local food system.
GoFarm also works to connect people to their local farmers and local agriculture system through a multi-farm CSA and a plethora of educational opportunities.
A strong local food system is one that is thriving, environmentally sustainable, and equitable for all, and this is what we are striving for. We hope you JOIN US in making this a reality.