Our Mission

Welcome to the LocalFarmsFirst.com special wholesale site for grocery stores, health food stores, restaurants, caterers and chefs. Prices you see on this market are what the farmers have set for wholesale and ALL of the sales price goes directly to those farm families. We charge 8% for pickup and delivery, with a fuel surcharge when needed. We are a 501©3 non-profit.

LocalFarmsFirst.com is a non-profit group of thirty small farms and artisan food producers located around Paonia, Delta, Hotchkiss, Montrose, Gunnison and Crested Butte. Each grower farms his/her land using strict standards to ensure that everything produced is chemical-free and made with the most sustainable methods available. We are an online farmer’s market where you get to pick and choose the grocery items for your cart.

Our History
The non-profit, LocalFarmsFirst.com, part of The SOS Foundation, was founded in 2009 through the combined efforts of Alison Gannett, Jason Trimm and the input from current member farms. Recognizing and responding to needs of community members and small business owners, we combine the efforts of individual growers to market their produce. Currently, LocalFarmsFirst.com sells an abundance of products to individuals and families, as well as local restaurants and grocery stores.

Why Support LocalFarmsFirst.com?
Enhance local economy, save natural resources, Provide learning opportunities for people of all ages at our local farms, supporting a local way of life and local farm families, and improving your health and nutrition, not to mention treating your taste buds an explosion of flavor.

Ordering Options
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with LocalFarmsFirst.com you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. Orders are placed from Thursday evenings until Sunday evenings each week. The orders are then fresh-harvested and delivered to Gunnison and Crested Butte grocery stores, restaurants or our drop-off points on Wednesdays each week, all year long.

Still have questions? give us a ring on our mobile phone – 970-209-8207.