Who We Are
Berthoud Local was formed by a grassroots group of neighbors passionate about providing access to locally-produced food to improve the resilience and economy of the town. With a focus on farming, gardening, the environment, humane and healthy farm animal treatment, and supporting pollinators, Berthoud Local aims to improve the health of the citizens and the environment in our community. The plains where Berthoud is located was once referred to as, “the great American Desert.” We therefore strive to educate the local community about drought tolerant gardening, farming and food production while also utilizing practices that minimize the use of water, herbicides, pesticides, petroleum and chemically produced fertilizers.We also strive to help Berthoud live up to its moniker, “The Garden Spot of Colorado.” In 1906 the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce gave Berthoud this moniker because the agricultural soil was so fertile around the town.
What We Do
Berthoud Local is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves and fosters local food-focused projects within the town of Berthoud, Colorado and the adjacent areas of the unincorporated counties of Larimer, Boulder and Weld. This non-profit supports the local food movement by working to improve access to local food, education on sustainable agricultural practices, and provides opportunities for community involvement.