Welcome to Local Farms First

What if you could order fresh, local foods, online, every week with convenient delivery?

You can with Local Farms First, a one-of-a-kind, online farmers market on Colorado’s Western Slope. Local Farms First is a 501c3 non-profit market run by 50+ growers, with 100% of profits going directly to the growers.

Our mission is to create better consumer, wholesale and institutional access to local foods, while providing local family farmers with an easy way to sell their delicious products.

We think “outside the box,” allowing customers to choose what they want, how much they want and when they want it from a wide variety of top quality, seasonal produce, meats, dairy, eggs, baked goods, processed food, crafts & more!

All of our food is chemical-free: USDA … Read more

Local Farms First in HD – Food Never Looked So Good

The Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) has an online platform available to anybody living in the Gunnison valley that connects consumers with Colorado based farmers. With no purchase minimums and no commitments, localfarmsfirst.org actually operates as an online farmers market. You pick and choose exactly what you would like for the coming week and then pick up your order on Wednesday night at The Daily Dose in Crested Butte. Whether you only want a dozen organic farm fresh eggs or all your groceries for the week and any amount in between, localfarmsfirst.org is you one stop shop for delicious locally produced products from farms across Colorado‚Äôs western slope. I recently produced a short promotional video that was directed by Kristen Van Hoesen, executive director of … Read more

Producer Training in Paonia!

Local Farms First will be visiting with farmers on Thursday, May 23rd and also hosting a public training on how to join and sell your products through the market!

If you are an existing grower and would like to schedule a training appointment at your farm during the day, please contact Kristen@resourceefficiency.org.

If you’re new to the system or just need a few pointers, come to our training at the Living Farm Cafe, details below:

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