From Rabbitbrush to Food
We broke ground in March of 2019, turning the field out back the folks house from pasture to a robust vegetable garden.
Not without the many lessons in every endeavor, we can call our first season a success and are eager to improve, diversify, and continue to bring Larimer County food, flower, and seed.
We work with 2 main farms and varying plots each year allowing us to diversify our production and seed-saving.
ABOUT FOLKS FARM & SEED
Folks Farm and Seed is a small ecologically-minded farm. We focus on regionally adapted food, flower, and herb crops. Our regenerative approach to agriculture includes: seed saving and selection, composting, cover cropping, diverse plantings, and low-till farming. These techniques produce nutrient-dense food grown with beyond organic standards.
While providing the community with high caliber produce is a priority, Folks Farm & Seed is dedicated to bioregional adaption and seed-saving. Through annual and bi-annual selection, we are breeding crops to be drought resistant, produce stronger root systems, effectively mine nutrients, and be more resilient in Colorado’s changing climate. By partnering with several seed growers across the west, we work towards preserving adapted heirloom cultivars.
Industrial seed and chemical companies have replaced most local seed producers and further patented crops to keep farmers from the personal sovereignty of gardening and seed saving. By utilizing bioregional seeds, we strengthen our independence and directly oppose the devastating effects of corporate agriculture. This isn’t supermarket produce, these are your Folk’s crops raised with love in our seed-to-seed model.
Alex’s love affair for veg started as a child growing a giant 300lb pumpkin here in Fort Collins, CO. Since then his passion and experience have expanded to encompass seed saving, biodynamics, and growing delicious produce. Alex is passionate about how food connects people and how choices made in agriculture reverberate out into our culture and future.
Rey, Creative HQ
Wearer of many different hats, you'll find her in the field, at the farmers market, and working behind the screen. Rey's collaborations with the farm inspire her own work in ecosomatic movement studies, ephemeral art, and recycled goods.
Patrick's love for growing food started alongside the COVID-19 lockdowns with a garden at home. He is excited about farming being an avenue to get to know the Ft. Collins community better, as well as getting more involved in fighting food insecurity. In his free time, you can find him exploring in the mountains or at home cooking new recipes.
Jackie’s childhood growing up on a small farm has rooted in her a deep love and appreciation for nature and its many incarnations. After 40 years as a nurse she was fated to join Folks Farm after passing by on a family walk. Jackie’s free time is filled with hiking, biking, gardening, knitting and spending time her husband and 3 kids.