LOCALLY GROWN & NATURAL FOOD
Local Food Production is at a critical tipping point in our country. According to Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land. Our own local ranchers and farmers need your support. We at Infinite West are working on ways to:
1. Provide new markets close to home for producers of locally grown produce & livestock;
2. Create solutions for consumers to access locally grown food easily and cost effectively;
3. Help preserve our farm and ranch lands, and the farming/ranching way of life here in the Colorado Rockies;
4. Increase awareness and availability of naturally grown foods.
INFINITE WEST GROW-BUY-EAT-LOCAL RESOURCE GUIDE
CSU Extension Office — Grand County P.O. Box 475, Kremmling, CO 80459 970-724-3436
Grand County BEDA (Business & Economic Development Association)
Lonesome Stone Alpacas and Yarn — (970) 887-9591
Dr. Mike Brooks 970-887-2417, individuals only
NOTE: If you are a local food producer, and would like to be listed here, please send an email.
Did You Know?
- According to the EPA, 3,000 acres of productive U.S. farmland are lost to development every day.
- Between 1974 and 2002, the number of corporate-owned U.S. farms increased by more than 46 percent.
- 82% of Americans are somewhat or very concerned about the decreasing number of American farms.
- 85% of Americans trust smaller scale family farms to produce safe, nutritious food.
- In the US, the average principal farm operator is 55.3 years old.x
- Between 2005 and 2006, the US lost 8,900 farms (a little more than 1 farm per hour).