Rio Grande Farm Park

Our Programs & Projects

Commercial Farming Program

New & experienced farmers may rent a 1-acre plot (or less) to cultivate. Farmers participate in educational trainings covering topics from business practices to regenerative agriculture. Photo copyright 2021 Will Widmer, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Family Farming Program (for families & individuals)

Grow for sustenance, for fun, or for your own learning in a family plot, which are open for use by the public. Rules apply, and plots are assigned to families/groups at the beginning of the growing season.

About Us

The Rio Grande Farm Park welcomes aspiring growers to join commercial or community plots and participate in regenerative agriculture workshops. During summer months, people may purchase fresh produce from RGFP farmers at an on-site Farm Stand, Alamosa Farmers Market, or Valley Roots Food Hub. In addition to cultivation, RGFP encourages play and reflection in the nature play area and robust Rio Grande trail system. Committed volunteers keep the Farm Park thriving, so join us for volunteer work days the last Saturday of every month. Visit us! We are located in Alamosa on HWY 17 just north of HWY 160, or a short walk from Cole Park across the river bridge.

Contact Us

Jesus Flores, (Spanish-only): jesus.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (719)960-8699

Seth Armentrout: seth.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (720)939-3452

Val Valdez: val.slvlocalfoods@gmail.com, (719)580-9012

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Nature Play Area

Open from dawn until dusk, the Nature Play Area is a fun, interactive playground complete with a zipline, slide, climbing structure, and Little Free Library. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Workshops

Previous RGFP workshops have included topics of pollination, paper-making with beets, liquid fungal compost, and more. If you have a particular interest in leading a workshop, please reach out to us. Photo by Ally Jean Arnold.

SLV Generation Wild

The RGFP is a proud partner of SLV Gen Wild, a coalition that aims to get youth outside. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Rising Stewards Program

The RGFP partners with the Boys & Girls Club to get youth involved in farming from seed to sale. Photo by Christi Bode Skeie.

Volunteer

Join us for a Volunteer Work Day on the last Saturday of the month (usually), adopt-a-project on your own time, or organize a group work day. The growing season requires many hands on the land to help with planting, weeding, and harvest. We can always use help and are happy to involve you in whatever capacity you are hoping to give! Seniors should check out our local RSVP page, a volunteer program for Seniors in Alamosa. Photo of 2021 YouthWorks volunteers by Seth Armentrout.

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It's an action-packed few days around here! Moki & Music inside the Ed. Center tonight, the Mineral Summit on Saturday, First Fridays, and our Cottage Food course on Sunday. Whew! 😅 Hope to see you there!Get all the details here:MoKi & Music: Open Mic at the Farm ParkFirst Fridays with the MoKiMineral County Community SummitCottage Food Safety Training ... See MoreSee Less
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¿Está interesado en hacer y vender sus propios productos alimenticios? Algunos alimentos no requieren licencias especiales ni tienen regulaciones estrictas e incluso se pueden preparar en casa. Estos tipos de productos alimenticios se denominan "comidas caseras". Vea qué alimentos son elegibles para hacerse en casa y venderse directamente a los consumidores bajo la Ley de Alimentos Caseros de Colorado.¡El curso de seguridad alimentaria de Cottage se lleva a cabo este domingo en Farm Park! Regístrate aquí: bit.ly/RGFPcottagefoodsafety ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in making and selling your own food products? Some foods don't require special licensing or have strict regulations and can even be made at home. These types of food products are called "cottage foods". Learn more about Cottage Food Safety at our upcoming workshop. >>https://bit.ly/RGFPcottagefoodsafety ... See MoreSee Less
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Help spread the word! All farm workers and their families, there's an event being held in Center ,CO this Saturday!Please see the attached flyers for the upcoming community event being sponsored by the CU-Anschutz Medical Campus. It will be held at the Azteca De Oro restaurant in Center, CO, and is part of the Tierra Nueva housing complex. Attendees will be treated to a meal prepared by Azteca De Oro, and resource partners CDPHE, VWHS, Farm Fresh Direct, WIC, and Rocky Mountain Resource partners will provide support to all farmworkers as well as their families. All individuals who complete a survey will receive a $40 gift card and all attendees are entered into a drawing for an additional $100 gift card. ... See MoreSee Less
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