Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado

Growing Partners is a partnership of agencies and individuals working together to support a fair, sustainable local food system that reaches all incomes, ages and cultures. Since 2004, Growing Partners has collaborated on food projects to increase community food security for underserved populations in La Plata County.

The vision for the partners is “A healthy, local food system that reaches all ages, incomes and cultures.”

The group has promoted local production and consumption of healthy food through the Homegrown Food Retreat, held in February, the Iron Horse Chef and Tour de Farms events during the summer and the Apple Days Festival in October. For more information, visit the website at

As a member of the partnership, SUCAP serves as the fiscal agent for federal and private grants and for local donations.