Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Farm to fork going strong

In Steamboat it’s as easy to eat healthy as it is to live healthy.

The Community Agriculture Alliance (CAA) has been promoting local agriculture efforts since 1999, including innovative programs to grow and distribute food locally.   One of those is its new CAA Market, a web-based ordering and delivery solution connecting local food producers with local consumers. All its products are grown and/or produced in the Yampa Valley, from eggs and meat to bread and produce, encouraging local members to “support local farmers and ranchers by joining the Yampavore movement.” Local producers include bakers, herb growers, soap makers, coffee roasters, produce farmers, meat producers and more.

Lisa Larkin runs Buckin' Horse Pantry from her ranch north of Steamboat Springs and sells her breads and sweets (pictured: chocolate chip pumpkin bread, blueberry streusel muffins and zucchini pineapple bread) on the Community Agriculture Alliance's online ag marketplace.

Lisa Larkin runs Buckin’ Horse Pantry from her ranch north of Steamboat Springs and sells her breads and sweets (pictured: chocolate chip pumpkin bread, blueberry streusel muffins and zucchini pineapple bread) on the Community Agriculture Alliance’s online ag marketplace.

“Part of our mission is to connect local producers and consumers, and this is a great way to meet that objective,” says CAA’s Michele Meyer, whose organization also brings local farms together to sell produce at the weekly Farmers Market in the summer and supports the state’s Colorado Proud campaign.

Info: communityagalliance.org/caa-market.html

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