The Northern Colorado Food Incubator (NCFI) is dedicated to building a sustainable food economy. Working collaboratively, we support independent community- and land-based businesses and advocate for a whole, resilient community and bio-region. We provide support, guidance and assistance to food-related businesses and entrepreneurs in Northern Colorado.
We provide consultation to help your food-related businesses succeed. On this site, you will find a variety of start-up information and resources, as well as information about events of interest to food entrepreneurs and "local food people."
Need to contact us? Use the little Email icon at the upper right corner of the page.
Looking for information on starting a business or finding a kitchen? See the Start a Business page Looking for sources of local food? See the Find Local Food pages.
Winter Farmers Markets are now in their 8th season. Markets are 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays Dec 14, 21; Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 8, 15, 22; March 8, 22; and April 5. All Markets are held at the Opera Galleria, 123 North College, downtown Fort Collins. More details here. The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) at Colorado State University (CSU) is delighted to invite applications for its Collaborative Conservation Fellowship Program’s sixth cohort of fellows. More details and information can be found here.
Organic Seed Alliance's 7th
Organic Seed Growers Conference: Registration is now open! The conference is Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2014, in Corvallis, Oregon. Trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas to strengthen the rapidly-growing organic seed community. Agenda includes 70+ experts in
the fields of organic plant breeding, seed research, enterprise development,
seed economics, policy, and more. More than two dozen sessions plus social events including a wine tasting and vegetable
variety tasting; also organic meals, seed swap, and live music.
Register early to ensure your place on a pre-conference tour of seed production
in the Willamette Valley. General
conference information is here
Front Range Farm Relief Fund: To offset devastating losses, Local Food Shift Group has partnered with The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County and Boulder County Farmers’ Markets to establish a Front Range Farm Relief Fund. The fund will accept tax-deductible contributions that will be directed towards emergency grants and low-interest loans. Contributions can be made online through the Community Foundation or by check (Local Food Shift Group, 2415 19th Street, Boulder CO 80304). More information and full details can be found here.
A new website serves as
a comprehensive one-stop location for information about recovery efforts
related to the historic flooding in Colorado. The website, www.ColoradoUnited.com, includes the
latest recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get
help. There is also a place where the public can contact the Recovery Office
through a simple form that will be reviewed and responded to within 24 hours.