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 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.
CCFA provides many resources to help members and local communities reach these goals. The Salida, Buena Vista and Cañon City farmers markets, the Guide to Local Food and an active website facilitate relationships between local food producers and the consumers who need healthy food choices. Community workshops, the Reel to Real film series and CCFA-sponsored educational events provide exposure to local and global food issues.
ShedFest, our annual harvest celebration, and the annual membership banquet highlight the vibrancy of our community and inspire new ideas. Individuals, businesses, producers or consumers—everyone influences the local food economy and, therefore, has a place in CCFA.