Food Production in Boulder County
Farmers have two goals – to feed people, and to protect their land (so that they can continue to feed people). They are your neighbors and Boulder County residents. Many of our Boulder County farmers are producing food on land that has been part of their family for generations, both before and after some of the acreage was bought by the County for open space. The land is their family’s history and its future. They are dedicated to being good stewards of that land, and value sustainable farming practices that help conserve natural resources and protect their family’s heritage. We should listen to farmers when they talk about what they need for food production in the area.
Boulder County farmers are farming on the land where they raise their families, and feeding their families the crops that they produce. Boulder County farmers use modern agricultural practices with care to keep their farms safe for people and for the environment. The farmers’ livelihoods depend on a healthy environment for their crops. They are naturally motivated to produce food in as sustainable a way as possible. These farmers know their land, and they know what’s needed in order to grow food in the most sustainable and efficient way possible. We need to trust these family farmers.