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):, (719)960-8699

Seth Armentrout:, (720)939-3452

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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.


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.


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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Park, Farm, & Event Space por la comunidad in the ❤️ of the San Luis Valley

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Prepfuelslv , The Ruby Rose Bakery - Sweets & Gourmet Treats, SpinDrift Sandboards, SLV Apothecary… do these San Luis Valley businesses sound familiar? They should! These women-owned and women-led businesses are alumni of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) and their Idea Lab and Business Launch Bootcamp, along with many others throughout the Valley. In these virtual workshops, entrepreneurs receive marketing, financial, and legal education from industry experts, access to funding through grants and loans, and gain entry to an elite group of entrepreneurs and experienced experts who continue to support each other through the idea phase, launch, and beyond! RMMFI doesn’t do all of this alone! It’s partnered with the First Southwest Community Fund, SLV Small Business Development Center, and more to ensure that our San Luis Valley English and Spanish-speaking communities are fully supported as they step out on their entrepreneurial journey. We so grateful to have them as a *second-year* sponsor of the Mercadillo en el Rio!Visit the RMMFI booth at the Mercadillo, check out their website, or email Program Coordinator, Kevin Hernandez at for more info on upcoming workshops and all their available resources. Thanks for all you do to support our entreprenurs and our farmers, RMMFI! ... See MoreSee Less
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Rain, rain, go away, ☔️save it for a not-Mercadillo-day! The market’s been rained out this week, but we’ll be back for two more Mercadillo’s before the season ends. See you next week! ... See MoreSee Less
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💸Want to win $10 in Mercadillo Bucks? 💸 Mention this post and the name of your favorite Farm Park farmer at the Info Booth for a chance to win! Thanks to our friends at Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI), we're giving away $50 in FREE Mercadillo Bucks.Our second-year sponsor RMMFI is dedicated to helping people all over Colorado realize their potential through entrepreneurship. Whether you have an existing business, an idea, or just dream of owning your own business, RMMFI has resources to help.Visit the RMMFI booth at the Mercadillo, check out their website, or email Program Coordinator Kevin Hernandez at to learn more about upcoming Idea Labs and Business Launch Bootcamps happening in the San Luis Valley.Thank you, RMMFI, for supporting our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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Have a look at what’s on the MoKi menu for the Mercadillo en el Rio— a Weekly Farmers' Market at Rio Grande Farm Park!Along with fresh and packaged goods from the Valley Roots Food Hub, the MoKi will be serving up delicious locally-inspired dishes to close out the Mercadillo season. Here's what's on the menu for the month of September:Sept. 6thQuinoa salad & Farm Park veggiesSept. 13thGoat cheese ravioli with pesto, focaccia bread, and caprese saladSept. 20thPesto chicken and goat cheese sandwichSept. 27th ~ final MercadilloPizza night in the horno ... See MoreSee Less
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