Valley Organic Growers Association has received a very generous grant from the West Elk Community Fund to conduct a study on our members’ economic impact on Delta County. Delta County has the largest concentration of organic farms in the state of Colorado and one of the largest concentrations of organic farms in the United States – with this study we will have data to support this statement and show the impact of organic agriculture in our region.

We are collecting data from our members so that we will be able to speak to the economic impact of our farming community particularly in regards to land use planning issues, use of public lands, zoning, etc. The data collected will represent the annual income produced in Delta County by local, sustainable, organic agriculture.