We are excited to announce that the Northern Colorado Foodshed Project is partnering with Larimer County Extension to help create a farmers market diversity and inclusion program. Too often, language and cultural barriers mean that not all community members feel welcome at our farmers markets, and we aim to do something about that!
To support the creation of a Market Ambassador Program at the 2020 Larimer County Farmers Market, we have set a goal to raise $3,000. Thanks to a generous matching gift, every dollar donated will be matched up to $1,000. This means that each tax-deductible dollar donated makes twice the impact!
The Foodshed Project was founded to grow our local food economy, which includes increasing the number of people with access to locally grown food. A Market Ambassador will increase local food access for underserved communities by conducting outreach during the week and providing education and translation at the market. By donating to support this program, you will help increase the accessibility of locally grown food for all members of our community.
While the initial need is to raise funds for a pilot program at this summer’s market, our ultimate goal is to have a Market Ambassador at all future local markets, including at the Winter Farmers Market. Therefore, all donations in excess of our current goal will be placed into a Market Ambassador fund to provide support for the program for years to come.
To donate, please visit our How to Help page and select “Market Ambassador” as your donation allocation option. Every dollar will make an impact and goes a long way to growing a vibrant local food economy in Northern Colorado. We are grateful for your support – thank you!
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