406 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201

Colorado Farm To Table

website: https://www.coloradofarmtotable.org/
email: info@coloradofarmtotable.org
phone: 719-207-2209

Grow More • Give More • Feed More

Colorado Farm To Table is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization that grows nutritious vegetables for donation to those in need of healthy food throughout Colorado.

The Problem: Food insecurity is a growing problem in Colorado.  One in 10 Coloradans experience food insecurity, eating less than they felt they should because there was not enough money for food. Four in 10 Coloradans lack reliable access to nutritious food, which places them at 3 times higher risk of having poorer physical and mental health than others.

Our Unique Solution: We grow, harvest, and donate fresh, healthy, sustainably grown produce, at no cost, specifically to organizations feeding food-insecure Colorado families struggling to put food on the table.  Each year, we aim to harvest roughly 100,000 pounds of sweet corn, summer and winter squash, cabbage, and broccoli to provide a day’s worth of healthy vegetables for 83,333 Coloradans.  CFTT helps ensure that our collaborative feeding partners are able to meet the nutritional needs of the food-insecure individuals that they serve.  Our unique volunteer-driven model helps keep costs low so that we can afford to grow and donate 100% of the nutritious produce each year.  The farm is engaged in multi-year efforts to transition toward more sustainable and regenerative  farming practices to help ensure access to healthy soil and water for generations to come.  Since 2005, we have given nearly 2.7 million pounds of produce to alleviate hunger.

How Can You Help? Volunteer Farmhands Grow Food • Cultivate Relationships • Nourish Community • Feed The Hungry

CFTT  engages youth and people of all ages in volunteer farming experiences to grow high quality, nutritious produce for hungry families in Colorado. People from all walks of life work together at Colorado Farm To Table.  Volunteers are encouraged and welcome.  Working side-by-side is a great way to soak up some sunshine, get in some high-altitude exercise and make new friends while helping those in need. We think you’ll find it to be a rewarding, hands-on experience.

Berry Patch Education Program: While hunger relief remains at our core, the Berry Patch Education program educates and inspires youthful gardeners through experiential berry crop activities.

Collaboration: CFTT collaborates with many nonprofits, businesses, and community organizations to maximize our impact. We work closely with a network of food distribution partners that pick up the produce from the farm and distribute the food directly to beneficiaries and also redistribute it to smaller groups around the state.

Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, programs for older adults on fixed incomes, homeless, people with disabilities, low income apartments,  ministries, and other aid-focused organizations serving at-risk populations.  

Collaborative partners may accept as much  produce as they have the capacity to collect, store and distribute in the community .  Our distribution partners consistently report how much they value the opportunity to supplement the shelf-stable, pre-packaged food they give out with fresh, healthy, locally grown produce from CFTT.  New Collaboration partners are welcome.