Our goal is to pull together producer and consumers to relocalize our food system. On the producer end this includes farmers, ranchers, commercial food producers but it also includes you and your neighbor who may have eggs, honey, backyard produce, goat milk, bread or some other homemade, or homegrown food to sell. On the consumer end, this includes anyone who is looking to source, eat or buy local, sustainable and ethical food. This could be a restauranteur looking for local tomatoes, a baker in search of the freshest most local ingredients or it might be you, trying to find a dozen eggs from your neighbor’s laying hens.
The one complaint that we kept hearing was “Where can I find local food?” Remember that our small-scale local food growers and producers do not have the capacity or the capital to properly market their products in this industrialized food market. The LocalFood app is their new marketing tool. If local is important to a restauranteur, shouldn’t the locally minded eater know? If a rancher’s meat is the result of pasture-raised animals, shouldn’t the rancher be able to get the word out? Yes, they should. And now they can with the Official LocalFood App.
In addition to this being a “local food in your hand” platform, we have also created a “localness, organicness and pastureness” rating. You will find that 99% of the suppliers (growers & producers of local food) are located within 67 miles of the center of Colorado Springs. However, many food producer who are geographically very local may source only some of their ingredients locally. Some stores may have exclusively organic products but not all sourced locally. Meat suppliers may be completely organic but pasture only part of the time. The L.O.P. will allow the consumer to see how local, how organic and how impor
Browse the map to see all registered markets, and use the Filter to find particular products, like seafood, cheese, eggs, juices, and more. Market listings show season dates and times, website, Facebook, and Twitter links.
Data is courtesy of USDA National Farmers Market Directory.
To add your market to the Directory or make changes to your market listing please go to
http://www.usdalocalfooddirectories.com/updates.html and in less than 5 minutes you're done.