Red Apples

Our Impact

We envision a healthy local food system that is thriving, environmentally sustainable, and equitable for all. This means:

  • Farmers (and farm-workers) have the resources and knowledge they need to succeed, thrive, and farm safely.

  • Farmland is accessible to all who seek it out.

  • Consumers take pride in their local agriculture, know their farmers, appreciate the value of their local food system, and have the confidence to prepare and cook anything they bring home.

  • All consumers, regardless of race, income, area of residence, etc. have reliable access to healthy, local food.

  • Food waste is reduced to zero, and soil is kept healthy, biodiverse, and nutrient-rich today and for generations to come.

GoFarm Impact on the Local Food System

At GoFarm, we use a system approach to strengthen and transform our local food system (how local food gets from the farm to your plate, and everything in between). We focus on:

  • How we grow food: Increasing supply of sustainably-grown food by supporting local farmers and training and mentoring beginning farmers.

  • How we distribute food: Meeting demand by offering a full season of local food to community members and increasing awareness on the importance of local food.

  • Who can access and afford food: Expanding food security by ensuring that healthy food is affordable and accessible to those facing food insecurity.

The Impact of Our System Approach

Support Local Farmers

  • helping beginning and aspiring farmers master farming techniques, break down barriers of entry into sustainable agriculture, and start their own farm business

  • offering a convenient wholesale market where we let the farmers tell us their price, instead of the other way around

  • managing the sales and logistics of food distribution so farmers can focus on what they do best

Support Local Farmers - Denise from Grow Girl Organics Farm

Protect Environment

  • promoting organic, regenerative, and sustainable growing practices that are healthy for our soil and food

  • reducing transportation miles by sourcing only within the state of Colorado

  • incorporating sustainable technology, such as a solar powered greenhouse dome

  • eliminating food waste through composting, efficient ordering, donating excess food, and offering food swaps so participants only take the items they want

Build Community around Local Food

  • offering recipes, cooking demos, and information about the farmers to inspire community members and bring them closer to their food source 

  • hosting community events such as farm tours, cooking classes, canning workshops, etc.

  • distribution locations are community gathering places where like-minded community members meet, learn, chat, and pick up their food

Build Community Around Local Food

Reduce Hunger and Increase Food Security

  • accepting SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks so people can double their SNAP money on Colorado-grown produce

  • hosting weekly, low-cost food markets at Head Start Preschools, senior living facilities, and other locations around town

  • offering donations and wholesale pricing on fresh food to food banks, food pantries, and organizations serving under-served communities

  • providing food education for families with limited exposure to cooking with fresh, seasonal produce

  • active members of Hunger Free Golden, JeffCo Food Policy Council, and many other neighborhood groups working toward food security for all