2016-17 WINTER FARMERS MARKETS: Remaining dates for this season are: Feb. 11 and 25; March 11 and 25; April 8. All Markets 9 AM - 2 PM at the Opera Galleria, 123 North College in Fort Collins.
Feb 15 & 16, 8am to 5pm Scaling Up: Step-by-Step Training: Are you Market Ready?Join us for a two-day training designed to provide the skills to develop and be successful in retail and wholesale markets for fresh produce and livestock products. This training will help you gain proficiency in: packaging; labeling; pricing; supply; delivery; storage; invoicing; insurance; quality assurance and temperature control; and communication strategies with buyers. For ag service providers: Day one, Feb 15; For farmers and ranchers: Day two, Feb 16. Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton, CO 80601, Rendezvous room in the Waymire Dome Bldg. More info & Registration here.
Feb 27, 5:30 - 8 PM The Northern Colorado Food Cluster is holding its Community Annual Meeting. This meeting is free and open to everyone! Please attend to hear about our new objectives and goals for 2017 and mingle with others committed to our local food system. For more information visit the Food Cluster web site.
Third Annual CFVGA Conference, Feb 21, 2017, Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Registration and more information is here. Who should attend? Commercial fruit and vegetable growers throughout Colorado of all scales, marketing channels and production practices; and those interested in commercial fruit and vegetable production including exhibitors, media, policy enthusiasts, students, and wellness organizations.
Changing Lands, Changing Hands: A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Tenure and Transfer. This national conference is happening in Denver June 13-15, 2017 at the DoubleTree Denver Stapleton North. See the web site for more information.
The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a self-guided walk that occurs each month and feature new presentations, tasting opportunities, and themes each month. The Walk takes place on the THIRD Friday of each month.