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TWO ROOTS FARM

Two Roots Farm is the result of a shared farming passion between Harper Kaufman and Christian La Bar. We are first generation farmers rooted in Colorado's beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.  We grow on leased land on the Spradley Farms property. Together, with Mike and Allison Spayd, we partner to produce diverse market vegetables, pasture raised eggs, pasture raised broiler chickens, and honey. 2016 was our first year in production as Two Roots Farm and we have been overwhelmed with community support since.

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WILD Mountain Seeds

Sharing the love of gardening through the collection and adaptation of food-plant diversity, the development of innovative growing systems and the distribution of health giving food with a story. Wild Mountain Seeds is a high-elevation, seed breeding and food production systems research farm located in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado.

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Erin's Acres

As a first generation farmer with two young children Erin Cuseo started Erin’s Acres Farm after first gaining many years of organic farming experience.  Now co-operated by Erin and Jimmy Dula, Erin’s Acres is committed to bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to the families and restaurants of the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Roaring Gardens at TCI LANE

TCI Lane Ranch is place where everyday's an adventure. With abundant open space, trails, parks, gardens, ponds and bordering the famous Roaring Fork River, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors without ever having to leave the place you call home.

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THE HERITAGE FRUIT TREE PROJECT

Heritage fruit trees are special. These fruit bearers were planted here by the nineteenth-century homesteaders, building their livelihoods by hand in raw wilderness. The Italian settlers building farms in the mid Roaring Fork Valley planted and grew apple, pear, apricot, plum and cherry trees, many of which have survived and are still productive today. They surpass the quality and character of most commercial fruit trees available in the nursery market, and they are acclimated to this region.

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Merrill’s Family Farm

Compost, Heritage Large Black Pigs and Pork, Zebu Cattle and Beef.  Straight from the farm, simple natural and sustainable.

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Aspen TREE

Aspen TREE was founded in 2008  to provide tools for our community and youth to make it fun to care for our planet and food source. From their Cozy Point Ranch, they hosti a diversity of kids programming, ecological food production, and community activities for all to enjoy! Aspen TREE  believes that positive action, fun, and solution- oriented / relevant education is the best way to get our kids and community outdoors and dedicated to make a difference!

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Sustainable Settings

Sustainable Settings owns the 244-acre historic Thompson Creek Ranch where they operate a working ranch and Whole Systems Learning Center.  This daily and long-term committed effort is to provide the arena and programming where human beings might find a harmonious regenerative intersection with Nature.  They work on direct and locally applicable solutions to climate change, food and energy security and the regeneration of healthy topsoil – health in all systems – things we believe to be paramount if we are to survive. 

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Rock Bottom Ranch

Rock Bottom Ranch serves as ACES' mid-valley hub for environmental education, wildlands preservation, and sustainable agriculture. The 113-acre wildlife preserve and educational Ranch sits between the Roaring Fork River and the Crown of Mount Sopris and is conveniently located midway between Basalt and Carbondale on the Rio Grande Trail. Its acreage includes wetlands, spring-fed ponds, a braid of the Roaring Fork River, cottonwood bottomlands, a view of piñon-juniper woodlands on adjacent BLM land, teaching farmyards, pasturelands, and gardens.

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Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI) is a sustainable agricultural education center where ecological gardening, edible landscaping, market farming, forest gardening, horticultural and sustainability skills, and greenhouse design and management have been taught since 1987. CRMPI empowers individuals and communities to become healthy and resilient through sustainable cultivation of abundant foods and natural resources. 

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Eco Systems Design

Eco Systems Design is a consulting firm specializing in regenerative agriculture, edible landscaping, and energy productive building design. We have over 30 years experience in permaculture design, greenhouse polycultures, architecture, farming, market gardening, and teaching. We consult locally, nationally, and internationally, designing sustainable living systems.

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ROARING FORK FARMERS AND RANCHERS

Roaring Fork Farmers and Ranchers was founded to provide a platform for collaboration and advocacy among farmers and farmer advocates. This group ranges in age and experience, but began as a way to serve new farmers (less than 10 yrs experience). We would like to encourage and enable all to play a role in improving the future of food. 

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