Local Food Share
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.
All of the farms we partner with are located with 400 miles of Golden, Colorado, and the majority of them are located along the Front Range of Colorado and in the Denver/Boulder metro areas. 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.
Common Name Farm
Noelle and Phil farm organically and regeneratively, with the intention to leave the soil, water and air in better condition than when they started producing crops. While the industry of agriculture is largely an invention of man and womankind, they look to the rhythms and interrelationships of nature and Earth as our teacher. Common Name's farming philosophy is collective in nature; seeking not to reinvent the wheel as individualists but instead to work in concert with those who similarly seek.
Emerald Gardens Microgreens
Two friends passionate about sustainability made their vision a reality in 2017 and 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.
Groundwork Denver is a local nonprofit with a mission to bring about the sustained improvement of the physical environment and promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action. They own and operate a 1,800 sq. ft. hydroponic greenhouse farm located in Denver. The Groundwork Greens Greenhouse grows fresh produce for local farmers' markets, chefs, restaurants, and community members and has the potential to produce up to 10,000 pounds of food per year.
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!
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 Hoffmans 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.
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.
Lost Rock Farm
Lost Rock Farm is a sub-urban farm located on the northeast side of Broomfield. They focus on specialty vegetables and herbs in production on their 2 1/2 acre property. They got started in 2021 with the goal of feeding the community through planet-friendly sustainable practices while also building a financially stable business. Regenerative farming is the future and they want to ensure it’s feasible in the long run.
MASA Seed Foundation
MASA Seed Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization based in Boulder, CO. MASA’s mission is holistic and wide-reaching. They strive to: build a bioregional seed bank, form a multi-demographic Seed Growers Cooperative, distribute organic seeds and produce, facilitate educationally-driven volunteer programs in agriculture, horticulture and permaculture, and teach & assist local growers with their residential and farm landscapes.
MetaCarbon 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 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 was born in Colorado and has 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 food 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 joined the GoFarm Beginning Farmer Training Program as an Incubator Farmer, and started Paper Kite Farm. Her goal is to be able to play in the dirt while making a positive impact on the community and the land—and for every day yo be bring-your-dog-to-work day.
Wheat Ridge, CO
QuizBee Farms is a 1.25 acre farm in Wheat Ridge, Colorado where farmer and owner, Chris Krabbenhoeft, grows a mix of fruit and vegetables. Chris started Quizbee Farms this past year, but has ten years of experience growing on small farms along the Front Range. He specializes in the most flavorful varieties that grow in Colorado, with an emphasis on specialty melons and strawberries, and uses organic methods, without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.
Thomas and Gwen Cameron are a father-daughter farming team growing 35 acres of organic peaches, cherries, apricots, nectarines, plums, and pluots in Palisade, on the Western Slope of Colorado. They believe the best fruit is grown from well-tended soil and is harvested by workers with a deep connection with the land.
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.
Sara's Pick of the Coop
Sara’s Pick of the Coop produces truly local, pasture-raised eggs with a focus on sustainability and healthy, happy hens. The hens are pasture-raised, which means that they roam all day in the Colorado sunshine, with enough space to not only follow their natural instincts, but also enough that they can be rotated in and out of pastures to promote a healthy ecosystem on the lands they graze.
Sara is the owner and sole employee of Sara’s Pick of the Coop. Her dad gave her her first chicken when she was 6 years old and she fell in love. When she was in high schooI, she started Sara’s Pick the Coop through the FFA program and, after college, continued it in Northern Colorado. Sara is deeply concerned with the care and treatment of animals and strives to produce the best eggs possible to share them with you!
SoCliff Farm is committed to caring for the land while finding beauty in all of the work they do and the connections they are forming through fresh produce. Their weekly farm stand in Lakewood gives people the opportunity to meet community members and get an inside look at the importance of local agriculture. They grow their veggies with care and intention, and use organic and regenerative practices - they don’t use pesticides, weed by hand, and use water conservation standards. Ivan was an Incubator Farmer within GoFarm’s Beginning Farmer Training Program and the farm now contributes food to GoFarm's Local Food Share and Community Food Access Program.
Tasty Acres 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 5,000 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 was also an Incubator Farmer within GoFarm's Beginning Farmer Training Program!
Western Flora Co. is a quarter-acre urban flower farm tucked away in an older neighborhood in Centennial, Colorado. It began as a daydream in 2015 when Shannon was growing vegetables for a non-profit farm in north Denver. Shannon has studied landscape architecture and with a background in designing with plants, grows and arranges beautiful blooms. She uses organic regenerative farming practices to grow the healthiest worm-pollinator-soil-bacteria-friendly flowers! Shannon was also an Incubator Farmer within GoFarm's Beginning Farmer Training 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.