The Valley Roots Food Hub is a DBA of the non-profit grassroots community organization of the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition. We have had assistance from the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Saguache Works, Colorado Health Foundation, and involved citizens. We also closely work with Arkansas Valley Organic Growers and the Chaffee/Lake Counties Food Hub Steering Committee. Our 4 lines of year round business focus include: wholesale distribution, a CSA program, commissary commercial kitchen rental, and value-added production.
We want to be the bread and butter, the center of plate, of our local food economy, not just a sprinkling of local garnish.
We use an online ordering, marketing, and inventory management tool called Local Orbit. Providing easy ordering for customers, easy communication between the hub and its producers, and convenient ways that the end customer can learn about producers.
The VISION of the Valley Roots Food Hub is of highly regenerative agricultural and socio-economic practices that can fulfill human needs while leaving behind a legacy of biologically productive soils, sufficient water, and healthy communities of plants, animals, and people.
The MISSION of the Valley Roots Food Hub is to build, operate, and sustain a local food system that increases the demand for and accessibility of fresh, healthy food.