Local Food Share Farmers
Local farmers are the foundation of a sustainable, healthy, prosperous food system where fresh food is always on your table. We visit every farmer we work with and have the utmost confidence and trust in the quality of food they grow. These farmers are hard-working, passionate stewards of the land and we LOVE supporting them. All of our farmers are in Colorado and we are proud Colorado Proud members!
Why We Partner With Our Farmers
ALL of the farmers we partner with:
use organic, sustainable, and regenerative farming practices
do not use harmful pesticides or GMOs
ensure our food and soil is healthy and vibrant today and for years to come
value their local community and care deeply about their neighbors and customers
Local Food Share Farmers
The land that is now Acres Farm was once a horticulture programs facility, which has been transformed into a productive farm and used for a farm education curriculum for high school juniors and seniors. Today, the space is home to classroom facilities, greenhouses, and farmland. This land is where industry and education collide so that students can explore the intersections of farming, food supply chains, professional kitchens, and food access.
Emerald Gardens Microgreens
Two friends passionate about sustainability made their vision a reality in 2017 and since have been committed to harvesting the finest organically-grown microgreens using passive solar energy. Friends since middle school, Dave Demerling and Roberto Meza established Emerald Gardens in Bennett, Colorado, with a mission to cultivate, engage, and transform communities throughout the Denver/Boulder area with year-round access to delicious and nutritious microgreens.
Grow Girl Organics
Denise Ery and Elaine Silburn decided to partner up and start Grow Girl Organics farm in 2017. They are located in Arvada, CO and value healthy soil and organic growing practices above all else. They support their own CSA share that they personally deliver to people’s homes, as well as support GoFarm by sourcing to our Local Food Share!
Golden Acre Farm
Golden Acre Farm is a diversified market farm, specializing in high quality, sustainably raised vegetables, fruits and beautiful cut flowers. Jay Plotkin started the farm in 2011 with a mission to use holistic, sustainable farming practices to produce the best products possible and make them available for everyone, regardless of income or class. Golden Acre Farm has grown into a flourishing farm with multiple locations over the past 10 years. They focus on providing healthy, sustainable food for the Denver Metro Area, wholesale clients such as GoFarm, and restaurant partners.
Hoffman Farms is owned by Derrick and Hamnei Hoffman in Greely, Colorado. The farm has a rich history dating back to 1947, and their children are the 6th generation of Hoffman born in northern Colorado. Derrick grew up farming alongside his family, while Hanmei grew up learning the traditional farming techniques used in China. Together, they focus on growing hops, vegetables and fruits, and stay busy with their bee-keeping.
Infinite Harvest is a hydroponic vegetable farm aimed at providing a sustainable source of affordable natural food for people. In the indoor vertical farm, the same amount of food is grown as on a two-acre farm, every month of the year. Infinite Harvest uses non-GMO seeds, advanced hydroponic technology, water recycling, and composting. This means no harmful chemicals, less water waste, and less environmental impact.
Jodar Farms is a family-run farm located in Northern Colorado at the base of the picturesque Rocky Mountains dedicated to producing wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. In order to produce such foods, animals are raised using all natural growing practices.Complete records of where the animals come from, how they are raised and where they are processed are readily available. By keeping members informed, we believe they will be able to make better decisions about the food they feed their families.
Kilt Farm, owned and operated by Michael Moss (who is constantly seen sporting a kilt), is a 30 acre farm in Boulder County. Kilt Farm uses sustainable practices like compost tea to support diverse soil biology, leading to vibrant, nutritious produce. Michael is dedicated to feeding the community nutrient-dense foods that keep them healthy and happy. With over 100 varieties of vegetables, Kilt is one of our most vital partners.
Mama and the Fig
Mama and the Fig is a micro-bakery in Evergreen, Colorado specializing in hearty, rustic sourdoughs, breads and granolas. The heart of the business is sourdough breads, which are slow-fermented, made with their own wild yeast sourdough starter, and mixed and shaped by hand. Jax Marshall is the founder, owner, operator, and chef-baker behind Mama and the Fig. She was born and raised in Long Island, NY, is a registered dietitian, and classically trained chef. Jax strives to give a nod to tradition while innovating and putting her own spin on her creations in the kitchen.
MetaCarbon Organic Farm
MetaCarbon Organic Farm started as a vision among friends revolving around the concept of communal, regenerative farming that brings together like-minded individuals on the Front Range. In 2019, these friends obtained a beautiful, 65 acre property outside of Boulder and planted their first round of crops. They are committed to generating biodiversity and working with the natural ecology, as well as State and Federal Agencies, to protect the resources under their care. They use low till and regenerative farming practices in order to produce maximum yields of high quality produce while regenerating the natural Colorado ecology. Afterall, if the soil is thriving then so will our future!
Mile High Fungi
Mile High Fungi is our go-to farm for local, sustainably-grown mushrooms. Michael and Liz Nail started the farm in Denver in 2014, but moved to Conifer, CO to build a homestead (from the ground up!), experiment with new and exciting varieties, and grow their business even more! They use sustainable practices such as solar power and nutrient cycling to ‘close the loop’ and minimize environmental impacts. Mile High Fungi produces 8-10 types of mushrooms at any given time, but have experimented with growing around 100 different varieties!
Greg Peterson grew up in the suburbs outside of Denver, but comes from a family of farmers who farmed in Jefferson County until they lost their land for the construction of Bear Creek Reservoir. Now, Greg works in water issues in Colorado for farmers and ranchers, and started Patchwork farm in 2018 in efforts to rebuild his family farm legacy, one square foot at a time. He grows niche crops as well as value-added products such as dry herb mixes for soups and stews.
Paper Kite Farm
Ashley is a Colorado native with a passion for plants and animals. She got started in urban agriculture in 2014 through a farm internship with Re:Vision in Denver and was officially hooked! Ashley began growing food in her backyard to provide for family, friends, and neighbors while learning about Denver's local agriculture scene. After working and volunteering on local farms in Denver and Lakewood, she started Paper Kite Farm with the goal of being able to play in the dirt while making a positive impact on the community and the land—and so every day can be bring-your-dog-to-work day.
Zach Martinucci and Rene Hosman are two high school friends who joined forces to create Rebel Bread in Denver, CO. Zach studied Culinary Anthropology at UCLA, and Professional Bread and Viennoiserie at the San Francisco Baking Institute, and Rene has her own dessert baking company and a background in hospitality. Rebel bread emphasizes community and education - they host private baking classes, community workshops, and teaching others how to become bakers of their own.
Tasty Acres Colorado is an urban farm specializing in lettuces, leafy greens and baby root vegetables. The farm is almost an acre large, and is owned and operated by Husband and wife team, Sean McCracken and Christin Mihon. Their “Flavor First” philosophy is rooted in no-till and organic farming techniques that produce better-tasting, healthier and higher quality food. They focus on wholesale distribution, so you won't find them at farmers markets or events around town.
The family farm adventure began in 2006 when the Topp family acquired a small orchard in Paonia to grow plums and cherries. Over the years they have worked to improve soil and tree health, improve water efficiency, increase harvest yields and diversify production by planting various peach varieties. Topp Fruits expanded their operations in 2018 with an orchard in Hotchkiss where they grow apples, peaches and raise a small flock of sheep, which rotationally graze through the orchard after harvest. Their fruit orchards are certified organic and holistically managed to produce a variety of products that compliment the ecology of the land.
Speedwell Farm & Gardens
Owned and farmed by Cody Jurbala and Melissa Ogilvie, Speedwell Farm & Gardens is a one quarter acre farm in Boulder, Colorado that uses regenerative and bio-intensive growing methods. They believe that working in harmony with Mother Earth is a vital step towards a happier and healthier future. Local compost, worm castings, and biochar keep the plots teeming with life while reducing their carbon footprint!
Steven Wilde began farming heirloom tomatoes in September 2019. He joined forces with Jon Rodrigues on an existing 5000 square foot plot in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver. Sunnyside Farms was born and they have been selling their produce to local restaurants, CSA’s and farm markets. Steven had recently expanded his market to more restaurants, farmers markets and grocers.* Steven is a farmer in the GoFarm Incubator Program!
Wild Wick's Farm
Jamie has been farming for 10 years at her farmstead in Lakewood. She spent 6 years at Denver Botanic Gardens where she farmed for their 250-member CSA and created a program for training military veterans to learn to farm. She continues to mentor beginning farmers and is grateful to have her family involved with farming as well.
Doug, the other founding Wild Wick, has been farming for the past 10 seasons. He is an irrigation specialist, greenhouse builder, general contractor, and problem solver extraordinaire. His mechanical engineering degree brings Wild Wick's to another level of efficiency and adaptability.