Colorado produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables under some of the best climatic conditions in the country. Warm days, cool nights, and plentiful high-altitude sunshine give rise to flavor and nutritional development that is unparalleled.
Fruit and vegetable production is almost a $300 million industry at the farm gate in Colorado with over 85,000 acres in production. Besides nutritious and flavorful products, the industry supplies the citizens of Colorado with many other attributes that truly elevate the quality of life in the state.
Currently, Colorado fruit and vegetable growers face many common challenges. Population growth is altering markets and increasing pressure on limited land and water resources. Skyrocketing production costs, additional regulations governing labor, food safety, marketing, and other production practices create numerous hurdles for farmers to manage. Lawmakers and administrators unfamiliar with Colorado agriculture are developing policies and regulations with potential adverse effects.
The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) was established in 2013 when it filed for incorporation as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. CFVGA’s goal is to improve the business sustainability and profitability of ALL sizes and types of Colorado commercial fruit and vegetable growers.
CFVGA is the go-to resource for Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable farmers. We connect Colorado growers with industry, government, academia and consumers to strengthen and expand Colorado fresh fruit and vegetable production.