The CCFA was formed in 2007 by a diverse group of citizens in Chaffee County, Colorado. After many discussions and a Holistic Management workshop, the group’s mission became clearly defined. With the help of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and a USDA rural economic development grant, the CCFA was able to begin several projects in the first year of operation. Now those projects are beginning to sustain themselves. The CCFA continues to develop its professional skills while working to provide more services to support and foster the local food economy.