About The Valley Organic Growers Association
We are a non-profit membership organization located in the North Fork Valley. Our members live on the Western Slope of Colorado.
VOGA promotes local sustainable agriculture by supporting and educating producers and consumers.
- Create and support viable local agriculture.
- Maintain and improve the health of our soil, air and water.
- Ensure the production of nutritious food, free from synthetic inputs.
We envision a vibrant community of prosperous, local farms that sustain the land and provide healthy agricultural products.
VOGA was founded in 1992 in the beautiful North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River, Colorado. We support the largest concentration of organic, sustainable growers in the state. VOGA was formed to network growers, educate consumers and promote the benefits of sustainable agriculture that provides fresh, regionally unique products to the consumer.
Our membership has grown to include small and mid-size growers, ranchers, retailers and individuals who support our vision.
VOGA is a 501(c)5 membership organization and is linked with its 501(c)3 sister organization, Valley Organic Growers Educational Alliance (VOGEA). VOGA has a Board of Directors that serves 3-year terms, is elected by the membership and involved heavily in planning VOGA activities. The Board also is responsible for publishing the Directory.
The North Fork Valley Growers Directory includes certified Naturally Grown and USDA certified organic, biodynamic and non-certified producers, winegrowers, nurseries, retailers, specialty products suppliers, and farm stay information.
Every year VOGA publishes the VOGA Member Directory and provides copies free of charge throughout the region. This source book is invaluable to consumers who choose to eat fresh and local in Western Colorado.
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