local agriculture

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    Farm to Table Dinner


    You are warmly invited to a special benefit dinner at Highwater Farm! Join us for fine beverages, farm tours, and a seasonal meal using Highwater produce prepared by chefs Tiffany and Joey of The Farmer and Chef Catering. Ticket sales support our work growing nutrient dense food, empowering youth, and…

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    Community Lunch at Highwater Farm


    Join us for a farm-fresh meal celebrating our Summer Youth Program! Each summer, since 2021, we hire local teens to work with us for 8 weeks in the summer — learning what it takes to grow food, along with other skills like public speaking, effective communication, and perseverance. Our Community…

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    Farm Tour at Highwater Farm


    You are invited to a free public Farm Tour at Highwater Farm! From 9-11am on Friday, July 14, we will be giving tours of our small-but-mighty regenerative veggie farm along the Colorado River in Silt. This is a great opportunity to learn about our growing practices, meet our staff, enjoy…

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Local Food in the Crystal Valley

    By Dale Will

    It wasn’t long ago that many were predicting the end of agriculture in our valley. Rising real estate values were seen as the death knell to our local capacity to grow food. Fortunately, we’re now in the midst of a true renaissance in public concern about local… read more →

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    SEED PEACE: Wild Mountain Seeds Plant Sale and Seed Talk


    Join Casey Piscura, local farmer, plant breeder and
    owner of Wild Mountain Seeds for a conversation on
    his work to breed resilient, beautiful, delicious and
    productive vegetable varieties for cold climates.
    Casey will highlight various aspects of seed saving
    and strategies they use to improve…

  • Locations: News Published

    Food for thought: Your 2022 CSA Guide

    There are few greater food experiences than opening your front door on a warm summer morning to a bright and colorful box of locally grown or sourced food items. Now, with the arrival of spring, this delight can be yours. The 2022/23 community-supported agriculture (CSA) cycle is beginning and we’ve… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Equity Garden grows new possibilities

    “As a community, it’s our responsibility to uplift one another, so that everyone has the opportunity to grow,” says Elizabeth Agee, Just Good Food Manager for the Colorado Farm & Food Alliance (CFFA). 

    We stand in a frosted field beneath Mount Lamborn, about a mile fromread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local farm aspires to global impact

    Glimpses of bright, reflective ribbon shine out from between dense masses of green at the Wild Mountain Seeds greenhouse. These silver and neon orange ribbons are strung around plants that look healthy, green and bear a robust fruit. Around the flagged plants, others wilt and brown, struggling to grow.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The view from Dooley Creek Farm

    Hiking a particularly steep trail from the valley floor, you can face east to gain a spectacular view of Mount Sopris, river to peak. And there, towards the lower left, lies a vision from the pages of a children’s storybook: a green jewel in the wilds.

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  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale Farmers' Market: a Hump Day ritual!

    Carbondale Farmers’ Market Manager Jamie Wall welcomes you back to the first market of the season, Wednesday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The market features three of our favorite local farmers – Sara Tymczyszyn of Highwater Farms, Silt; and Erin Cuseo of Erin’sread more →