Local Food

The School Food Project is excited to be partnering with local farmers and producers to give kids a taste of fresh, Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables! Look for BVSD farmer partners at local farmer’s markets and at our community events.

Why Local?

Eating local is healthier. Healthier for you and healthier for the planet. The average grocery item travels 1,500 miles through the supply chain before landing in your local store. Eating locally is good for the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of the food you consume. Local food is fresher, which makes it both tastier and healthier.

Did you know that produce begins to lose nutritional value once it is picked? Eating locally ensures higher quality and higher nutrition content. Eating locally also helps support local farmers, farmland and the local economy. For every dollar spent purchasing local food, the community will realize $2-3 in economic development benefits. Plus it is just fun to get to know your local farmer! Stop by your neighborhood farmers market and get to know the people who grew your food. (Source)

Looking for a way to support or learn more about local food? Check out our calendar of local food events below.

Know of an event we should add? Email us.