CAA provides leadership and direct programs to support local food producers as part of our mission to keep agriculture vibrant in the Yampa Valley. We work with local ranchers, farmers and food producers providing direct support, educational programs and connections to help grow their businesses. The CAA Market provides a convenient, online option for producers to connect with local customers and sell products. CAA continues to provide leadership on regulatory issues related to agriculture and local food, connections for commercial/restaurant sales and coordination on storage/distribution issues. To learn more, contact Michele Meyer at 970-879-4370 or email at email@example.com
Northwest Food Coalition
Community Agriculture Alliance is committed to supporting and promoting local agriculture. As part of that effort, we partner with several other local/regional organizations on the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition. The NW CO Food Coalition is a broad based, diverse group. The mission is to facilitate communication, collaboration and integrate solutions among individuals and organizations to develop and sustain a resilient food system in NW Colorado. The Coalitions vision is to be recognized as the leader in assuring the NW Colorado community has equitable access to a resilient food system.
Partnering organizations include:
CSU Routt County Extension LiveWell
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Lift-Up
Rout County Dept of Human Services School Wellness Teams
Rocky Mountain Youth Corp Colorado Mountain College
Routt County Environmental Health Dept Yampatika
Visiting Nurse Association
The Coalition holds quarterly meetings, which are open to the entire community. Some highlights of the Coalition work include a regional Food Assessment report and Community Food Dialogue, see below. Click here for a pdf version of the NW CO Food Assessment Report and Key Finding Summary Report, Local Food Dialogue.
Local Food Task Force
This working group focused on all things local food! Activities and outcomes focus on support and resources for local food producers, education and resources for consumers and community members, leadership and resources on Routt County regulatory process for local food production. To join this committee, contact Michele Meyer at 970-879-4370.
For more information on how to support Local Food programs, contact Michele Meyer at 970-879-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org