Glacier Community Farm
A Window into Working Lands
Glacier Community Farm is currently a non-permanent project with the vision to provide healthy, organically grown food to the Gunnison Valley community. It was brought to life with a yearly agricultural lease between the Crested Butte Land Trust and the Mountain Roots Food Project on the farm home site in response to food insecurity due to the COVID19 pandemic. This exciting project began with breaking ground on 1/3 acre of garden beds in the 2020 growing season. The food grown is given to those who need it most through these uncertain times. The Land Trust’s partnership with Mountain Roots is cultivated through a collaborative Masters of Environmental Management Fellowship that oversees food production and seasonal farm workers on the home site and surrounding hay meadows. This concept serves as a window into working lands by providing space and opportunities for the Crested Butte community to connect with land through agriculture.
This effort depends on volunteers who are looking to give back by getting their hands dirty! Now that the snow has melted, we will be hosting volunteer days on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, starting on June 10th. Volunteer hours will be 9AM to 12PM MDT.
Directions: The farm is located 21016 State Highway 135, Upper East River Valley, Crested Butte, CO 81224. You can find the homestead about 1/2 mile after passing Cement Creek Road (to Crested Butte South) heading northwest towards Crested Butte. Turn in at the old red ranch house, and other ranch buildings on the right-side of the highway and follow the dirt road around the cinderblock garage to park in the back.