Rooting for Growth – Capital Campaign

Expanding Yampa Valley Foods to Meet Growing Needs

Originally known as the CAA Market, Valley Foods has been at the forefront of providing leadership, support, and direct-to-consumer sales of local food since 2014. As demand for local food continues to surge, our facilities at Valley Foods, formerly CAA Market, have reached their capacity. To keep up with our goal to “sell more local food to local people,” we are planning an ambitious expansion to enhance our services and capacity.

“The CAA Market has helped my family business grow and stay rooted in the community we love. As a part of CAA, we are excited for the future of local food in the Yampa Valley.”

Colby Townsend
Hayden Fresh Farm

Logo featuring the phrase "rooting for growth" with a graphic of a small tree emerging from a pot evolving into a larger tree, symbolizing development and progress.

Why Expand?

Meeting Customer and Producer Demands

Our commitment to local farmers, ranchers, and consumers drives our expansion plan. We’ve listened to stakeholders at Valley Foods and are poised to scale up our operations to support a more resilient and sustainable local food system.

Key enhancements will include:

  • Increased Storage Capacity: Adding more commercial storage for frozen meats and coolers for fresh products to minimize stockouts and reduce delivery frequencies.
  • Enhanced Retail Space: Expanding the retail area to accommodate growing sales, introduce new products, and increase inventory.
  • Educational Outreach: Providing more information and education about local food and agriculture, helping to tell the compelling story behind our products.

Thank you to donors!

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$1,400,000 pledged of our $2,250,000 goal

  • Abigail Jensen
  • Alan and Bari Harlam
  • Bill and Barbara Sanders
  • Brad and Kathy Iversen
  • CJ and Nancy Mucklow
  • Diane Benck
  • Emily Seaver
  • Harvey and Bonnie Goertz
  • Jane McComb
  • Jonathan and Liz Fitzpatrick
  • Karen Speer
  • Katey Greene
  • Keith and Colleen Poole
  • Linda Scholle
  • Lock McShane
  • Mark Stevens
  • Orlando and Angela Gonzales
  • Pamela Duckworth
  • Paul and Connie Robertson
  • Peggy and Harold Kamins
  • Peter and Mary Kurtz
  • Peter and Teresa Taylor
  • Rene and Mary Lorenz
  • Robert Pari
  • Russ and Carol Atha
  • Sam and Sarah Jones
  • Tamara Miller
  • Troy and Adonna Allen
  • 4M Ranch
  • Alpine Bank
  • Brown’s Highland Meadow Ranch
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • Cummings Christensen Family Foundation
  • El Pomar Foundation
  • Kenneth King Foundation
  • KT Law
  • Moniker Foundation
  • The Simmons Foundation
  • Yampa Valley Bank
A brick building with a "coming soon co-op culture alliance local food market" sign above dark tinted doors and windows, featuring a young tree in front on a sidewalk.

The Plan for Growth

Strategic Property Acquisition

  • New Location: We completed the purchase of a property at 35 11th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs in August 2023.
  • Doubling Capacity: The new space will more than double the retail space available for Valley Foods.
  • Improved Logistics: Enhanced freezer/cooler storage and better delivery access via alleyways will streamline operations.
  • Community Engagement: The new facility will also house Valley Foods staff offices, a flexible meeting room, and an Ag Education Display to engage the community and educate the public about the importance of local agriculture.

Join Us in Rooting for Growth

Your support for this capital campaign will enable us to reach these ambitious goals and continue to serve the Yampa Valley effectively. Help us grow to meet the increasing demands of our community and ensure a sustainable future for local agriculture.

A diagram showing a project budget total of $2,250,000, divided into building cost ($1,400,000), renovations ($300,000), recurring costs ($100,000), and fees/closing ($150,000). icons represent each category.

Building Our Future

A Look at Yampa Valley Foods’ New Home Under Construction