Urban farming is an important strategy for addressing food insecurity and healthy nutrition by providing Jeffco residents with a reliable source of healthy and affordable foods. In addition to the impact on food insecurity, urban farming adds value to the local economy, provides opportunities for community involvement and helps create a sustainable urban ecological system. There are currently over 50 urban farms in Jefferson County.
Don't see your Jeffco urban farm information here? Please contact Marissa Silverberg at [email protected]
One of the best ways to support local food and agriculture is to purchase directly from farmers at farm stands and farmers markets, or through a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share.
CSA is a model in which customers buy pre-season shares of local crops. Buying a CSA share supports farmers early in the season when the cost of seeds, equipment and more can deplete a farmer's cash reserves. In return, farmers educate shareowners about farming and introduce them to new varieties of produce.
- Acres at WARREN TECH
- Five fridges farm
- Fleischer Family Farm
- Grow girl organics
- ikigai farm
- Lakewood homestead collective
- Micro Farms
- Roost Farms
- She Grows
- Sprout City Farms
- star acre farms
Website: acreswarrentech.com (under construction)
Address: 13300 west 2nd place, Lakewood, CO 80228
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Roots, greens, lettuces, brassicas, cucumber, eggplant, tomato, potato, sweet/hot peppers, dry beans, summer/winter squash, herbs, raspberries
Processing: Jams, hot sauce, pickles
Where to Purchase Farm Products: CSA, Farmers Market, SNAP/DOUBLE UP, GoFarm
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Ultriea, Bar Dough, Cart-Driver, Dio Mio, Beast and Bottle, Coperta, Thistle and Mint
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: High school/college interns, Veterans to Farmers, community
About: DenverFarmer.com’s mission is to be a year-round local source for high quality produce using organic principles that result in safe, sustainable food in the healthiest environment possible. Using innovative marketing ideas, we provide exciting shopping experiences and help to cultivate the community’s understanding of eating locally grown foods throughout the year. We seek to achieve these goals for the community while creating a sustainable business environment for the owners and employees of DenverFarmer.com.
Address: 7290 W. 28th Ave, Wheat Ridge CO 80033 – Leased Land at Five Fridges Farm - 11100 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Hybrid Tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry Tomatoes, lettuce heads and mixes, arugula, spinach, beets, onions, garlic, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, sweet peppers, habanero peppers, serrano peppers, cayenne peppers, winter squash, zucchini, patty pans, summer squash, assorted micro greens
Where to Purchase Farm Products: Denver Metro Farmers Markets, Locally at Farmer by appointment, Bi-Weekly markets at Five Fridges Farm
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Colorado Plus – Wheat Ridge, Colorado Plus 49 – Golden, Le French –DTC
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: No volunteers. Apprentice programs available.
Address: 11100 W 38th Ave
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Veggies, hemp, goat dairy, chicken and turkey eggs
Where to Purchase Farm Products: Bi-monthly farmers market in summer.
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Colorado Plus and Colorado Plus 49 Cidery
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Apprenticeship program ( check website)
Other interesting info: Farm is only open to the public for bi-monthly farmer’s markets. For private tours and venue rental information please check the website.
Address: 2020 S. Allison Ct. Lakewood, CO 80227
Crops Grown and/or Processed: We are a CSA farm growing a diverse crop of fruits, vegetables and herbs through organic practices.
Where to Purchase Farm Products: Our main focus is CSA and we will be accepting signups in January or February, but we also do a farm stand on the property every Saturday (6/16-10/13) from 10am until 2pm. Next year we will add in a farmers market again upon the completion of our farm expansion.
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: We do several volunteer days throughout the season. These are usually announced through our social media outlets. Next season we will be looking for interns, apprentices or WWOOFers
About: GoFarm is a non-profit with a mission to increase the supply of and access to fresh, local, affordable food in the State of Colorado. We work with local farmers to supply food to the community through our local food share, and then we work to make sure that food is accessible and affordable to everyone. Buying a food share from GoFarm supports our work to build up local agriculture and educate our community on local food.
Farm Address: 1301 Arapahoe St. Suite 105, Golden, CO 80401 (office address)
Crops Grown and/or Processed: We do not grow our own food, but distribute food from various local farms. Products include a wide variety of specialty vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, eggs, and artisan craft goods.
Where to Purchase Farm Products: You can purchase our local food share online at www.gofarmcoop.org. Once you sign up online, you’ll pick up your share from one of the following locations (dates and times of pickup for the 2019 season are not yet defined):
Downtown Golden Shipping Container: 600 9th St., Golden, CO 80401
Centura Golden Shipping Container: 750 Warner Dr. Golden, CO 80401
Centura Arvada Shipping Container: 16320 W 64th Ave. Arvada, CO 80007
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: We are always looking for volunteers to help with planning during the off-season, food distribution during the season, and marketing/events year round. Contact [email protected] for more details! We have seasonal internships available during the growing season, as well as other internships available during the Spring. Details for those internships are not available yet.
Farm Address: 12229 w 80th Ave Arvada, CO 80004 (behind the Community in Christ Church)
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Vegetables
Where to Purchase Farm Products: CSA
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Brassiere Ten Ten in Boulder, CO
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: We would love volunteers! We are open to having a discussion for any internship programs.
Other interesting info: We also grow microgreens for restaurants. We grow vegetables for Go Farm - a co-op for non-profit. They help support local farmers.
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Tomatoes, fresh beans, summer squash, carrots, beets, radish, sweet peppers, hot peppers/chile peppers, eggplant, lettuce, kale, snap peas, cucumbers
Where to Purchase Farm Products:
- Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge (38th and Reed - Outdoor Saturday summer market)
- Farmer’s Market at Highlands Square in Denver (32nd and Lowell – outdoor Sunday summer market)
**Unfortunately we can only accept SNAP at the Four Seasons Market)
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: None at this time
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: None at this time
Other interesting info: Ikigai (pronounced ē-key-guy) is a Japanese concept meaning ‘reason for being.’ According to Japanese culture everyone has their own ikigai, we just have to find it. Someone’s true ikigai will 1: give back to the community, 2: help to provide a living, 3: is something that you have a passion for and 4: is something that you have a talent for.
Farm Address: Lakewood, CO
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Diversified vegetables, fruit and flowers
Where to Purchase Farm Products: South Pearl Street market, Denver CO and Wild Wicks Neighborhood Farmstand
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Real Food Ready, LoHi Steak Bar, El Five (on occasion)
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Not available at this time
Address: 7020 W. 61 Ave Arvada Co. 80003
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Artichoke, Arugula, Beets, Bread-Zucchini/Pumpkin, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scapes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Jam, Lettuce Mix, Micro Greens, Mint, Onions, Oregano, Pineapple Tomatillos, Radishes, Sage, Scallions, Turnips
Where to Purchase Farm Products:
CSA-shares available on website
Union Station Farmers Market- Saturdays 9am to 2pm
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: The Way Back, Colt and Gray, Abejas
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Volunteer for CSA share exchange program
Other interesting info: We farm suburban yards in Lakewood and Arvada.
About: Roost Farms is a back to the farm family of six naturally producing fruits and vegetables, free-range eggs, and honey in Wheat Ridge. Working to produce the finest local products at honest prices we’re experiencing a deeper connection and fascination with the grounding fabric of the natural world.
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Each year we grow around 30 individual vegetable crops from arugula to tomatoes. By the end of the season we'll grow more than 75 varieties all together (this happens because we grow more than one variety of most crops). We know beauty matters so we also grow flowers. Our flowers make us happy and we think they will make you happy too.
Where to Purchase Farm Products: Summer & fall CSA picked up on Thursdays at the farm (7395 W. 32nd Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033)
Restaurants the Farm Supplies: Colorado Plus in Wheat Ridge, CO
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: yes, contact Farmer Chris ([email protected])
email: [email protected]
Location: Arvada, CO
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Specialty Lavender & Cut Flowers
Where to Purchase Farm Products: CSA’s, Direct to Brides, Wholesale to Florists
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Yes
Other interesting info: The farm can be seen on the television show Urban Conversion which airs on PBS and Create TV.
About: Sprout City Farms is an urban agriculture nonprofit cultivating educational urban farms that engage and strengthen communities.
Farm Address: 5620 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80214 (SE corner of the park)
Crops Grown and/or Processed: diversified veggies, herbs, flowers (organically grown)
Where to Purchase Farm Products: CSA (purchase on website), Saturday (donation-based) farm stands from June-October, 11am-1pm; accept SNAP and DUFB in CSA and at farm stands
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Regular volunteer days from April-October; Seasonal internships and apprenticeships available
Farm Address: 8412 Alkire, Arvada CO 80004
Crops Grown and/or Processed: Vegetables – kale, tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumbers, winter and summer squash, peppers, celery, Swiss chard, broccoli, green beans, lettuce, arugula, spinach, beets, radishes, carrots, garlic, onions and more!
Where to Purchase Farm Products: CSA – www.staracrefarms.com; Farmers Markets – Arvada, Edgewater, Westminster; Farm Stand – 8412 Alkire; Accept SNAP and DUFB at all locations except website. If you want to sign up for a CSA using SNAP/DUFB, call Becky.
Volunteer/Apprentice Opportunities: Volunteer days every Saturday from 9am-1pm, April-October
Other interesting info: Family run farm using organic practices.