The last few months have been a busy time with the High Plains Food Co-op (HPFC). I was able to be the face of the co-op at different events and helped to distribute the food to consumers. I even got to do an emergency trip to get eggs in Bennett and when I delivered them to the Growhaus there were people that were waiting specifically to get the Co-op’s eggs. I have been working to set up more partnerships with other co-ops and organizations in Denver to try to bring more healthy, sustainable, and local food to Denver consumers. After quite a few meetings, we have some great partnerships set up with Revision, GoFarm, and the Garden and have strengthened HPFC’s relationship with Growhaus. In addition, I have had a great time attending events like the Local Food Think Tank, The Denver County Fair, and Rock the Food Co-op.
It has been great meeting the producers and volunteers that help with distribution. The process of distributing the hundreds of products that come off the truck from dozens of different producers to even more consumers is amazing and efficient. They have a strict system, which moves thousands of dollars worth of products into individual orders with great accuracy and it only takes two hours to do. I hope in the next couple of weeks to set up a marketing and social media plan so that we can let more people know about what a great organization HPFC is.