Colorado Farm & Food Alliance

A nonprofit organization

$2,936 raised by 17 donors

39% complete

$7,500 Goal

The Colorado Farm & Food Alliance works to increase regional food security by networking family farms, food producers, farm and food workers, and community-based organizations in order to strengthen local foodsheds, support sustainable communities, and provide a platform for effective rural leadership.

We envision a Colorado where a strong local food movement supports rural communities that are economically secure, socially equitable, and ecologically resilient.


"The weekend workshop to build the outdoor classroom was one of the best experiential workshops I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. I’ve always wanted to build a timber frame. The outdoor classroom on the grass on the farm allowed us to be in the shade and enjoy the sheep, trees and flowers while we learned.  

I attended every workshop that was offered because of the depth of knowledge and vast experience of the presenters. Each presentation provided very useful information and support for me as I start to grow a sustainable food forest."

- Elizabeth Yaari, Night Owl Food Forest

Giving Activity


The mission of the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance is to educate about the importance of Western Colorado's agricultural land and legacy, and to provide a platform for rural leadership in support of secure and equitable food systems, sustainable agriculture, watershed health, climate action, and a resilient future for the Gunnison River region and beyond.

Background Statement

Support the Future of Regenerative Ag in the North Fork Valley!

Through Colorado Gives Day we are re-seeding our Equity and Learning Garden.

Our garden includes a timber-frame pavilion (classroom) and demonstration gardens. Help us raise the funds to provide this classroom, and growing and community spaces at Arbol Farm.

Several years ago, with community help, we constructed a timber-frame building to serve as an open-air classroom for our workshops. This classroom, and our demonstration gardens, have recently found a new home at Arbol Farm outside Paonia. Here, we will continue our focus on regenerative agriculture, permaculture design and other workshops. We will also offer movie nights, and demonstration gardens for the community to help cultivate, learn from, and explore.

Arbol Farm is a living legacy with a history of community events, from the origins of the Valley’s farmers market (which has now moved to Paonia Town Park), to biodynamic training with Viva la Vida Foundation, and hands-on workshops with natural builders in the valley.

The Colorado Farm and Food Alliance is honored to be part of and to contribute to this legacy through our activities that benefit the community.

Centerpiece of our Just Good Food program, this classroom and garden space is a place where people can gather, learn, share ideas and get inspired. The transition now happening in agriculture, as we shift to more regenerative practices, is a community-scale process, and we are so much more successful when we work together in positive, uplifting environments.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Farm & Food Alliance

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Environment, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 641
Paonia, CO 81428

Service areas

Delta County, CO, US

Montrose County, CO, US

Gunnison County, CO, US


(970) 510 - 6614