The Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance (CCFA) is a cooperative organization created to stimulate and support the local food economy in our foodshed, defined as the area within 100 miles of Salida, Colorado.
Within the foodshed the CCFA works to unite local producers and consumers, provide education about the value of local food, and foster a vibrant local economy while promoting productive open space and sustainability.
The CCFA provides many resources, for the benefit of the membership, to reach these goals. The Salida Farmers Market, the Guide to Local Food, and an active website facilitate the building of relationships between those who produce food and those who eat food. Community workshops, the film series, and Foodshed Education sponsored events provide exposure to local and global food issues.
Shedfest, a harvest season celebration, and the annual membership meeting are venues to highlight the vibrancy of our community and inspire new ideas. Individuals, businesses, producers or consumers; everyone has a role to play in the local food economy and therefore, also has a place in the CCFA.