High Plains Food Coop

The High Plains Food Coop is a grassroots network of High Plains and Rocky Mountain Front Range producers and consumers uniting interests in locally grown food and other locally made products. The High Plains Food Cooperative strives to be a business that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just. To foster a local food community and promote a culture of stewardship by cultivating farmer-consumer relationships, promoting the enjoyment of healthful food, increasing food security through diversity, and enhancing overall rural sustainability. We bring the farmer’s market to your front door.

  • Acting as the agent of producer members, the High Food Cooperative posts and markets the products the producers have for sale, receives orders, provides delivery to other members of the cooperative, collects from the consumers and forwards the payments to the producers.
  • Acting as the agent for consumer members, we provide an online and catalog of available local food products that includes information about how and where the product was grown or processed. We take orders and notify the appropriate producers, arrange for the food to be delivered, receive and process their payments. For both producer and consumer members, we provide a basic screening of products and producers based on our published parameters, as well as education and training regarding the use and the advantages of local foods.
  • The essential business of the cooperative is to provide a marketplace where willing buyers and sellers can meet. At no time does the cooperative ever have title to any of the products. We have no inventory. The products that go through our distribution system are owned either by the producer, or by the consumer who purchases “title” to the product from the producer. All complaints should first be brought to the attention of the producer, unless it is a situation where the cooperative itself is at fault. If a successful resolution can not be found by the affected producer and consumer members, the cooperative’s arbitration procedure can be invoked.

HPFC Vision Statement

The High Plains Food Cooperative is committed to developing a self-reliant, self-empowering community, by offering a retail exchange to the Front Range of Colorado for goods and services which are grown, produced, traded, and distributed locally, in a sustainable, equitable, and responsible manner.

We engage in sound ethical business practices as we treat members, vendors, suppliers, volunteers, and the community fairly, honestly, and responsibly. We will expect those with whom we conduct business to do the same.

We value resource and raw material renew-ability by encouraging recycling and the re-use of materials. We believe the long-term cost to society of landfills and waste disposal must not be passed on to future generations.

We support ethical and healthy animal husbandry practices and believe that harmful or cruel treatment of animals is undesirable behavior in a sustainable economy.

We celebrate the cultural diversity of the High Plains and seek to create a marketplace reflective of this diversity. We encourage members to strengthen their cross-cultural understanding by experiencing the variety goods and services that are offered.

We operate our coop autonomously, independently, efficiently, and transparently; and pledge to maintain a supportive environment that fosters goodwill, cooperation, and participation among our members, staff, other cooperatives, and the community at large. We value the opinions and voices of all our members.

We strive to educate and empower our membership to make informed economic decisions. We encourage the free exchange of non-dogmatic, non-doctrinaire information about the sources and uses of products.

The High Plains Food Cooperative believes in the power of individual creativity and self-determination. We value simplicity, authenticity, and genuine craftsmanship, and promote the local community and the local producer whenever possible.


Contact High Plains Food Coop

7900 E Union Ave.
Ste 200
Denver, Colorado  80237
Phone: (785) 626-6082


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Arapahoe County, Colorado

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