Our mission statement is: to support and encourage a local food culture where people learn first-hand the place of agriculture in our community and the value of healthy food, environment and lifestyles.

 Our values are:

Community Values:

  • Honoring our local place, both the natural and human environments
  • Providing opportunities for the community to experience the outdoors through local food activities
  • Supporting and advocating for local food producers
  • Developing a destination where positive exchanges among people, nature and organizations can promote our town economy and the town moniker, “The Garden Spot of Colorado”


Education Values:

  • Fostering care and concern for food production and nature in future generations who will provide food and care for the land
  • Providing environmental, nutritional and agricultural educational opportunities to the community


Health Values:

  • Creating better health in our community through access to healthy food and
  • Outdoor activity Fostering environmental stewardship


Agricultural Heritage Values:

  • Preserving the agricultural history of the Berthoud area
  • Demonstrating and improving drought resilience in our high desert climate through sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices
  • Enhancing the pastoral beauty of the area