Building a healthy food system takes more than just growing produce - it also means creating the infrastructure for food processing and distribution. The GrowHaus strives to meet that need first in our own community of Elyria-Swansea, while also advancing efforts to distribute fresh, local food throughout the rest of Denver.
Access to fresh, healthy food is limited in our community, as it is in many similar communities across the country. Thanks to a grant from the USDA Farmer's Market Promotion Program, The GrowHaus has started a food basket program for residents of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville. This program provides weekly baskets of fresh fruits, vegetables, and dry goods at an affordable price. We are working closely with a number of farmers and distributors to ensure that as many of the ingredients as possible are organic and locally-sourced.
Our goal for the food basket program is to provide the means for 150 residents of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville to access 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day by the end of 2013. Interested in donating your surplus produce? Let us know!
To learn more about the program or to order your box, visit www.mercadolado.com, our foodbox program's website.
Distribution Throughout Denver
As part of our model for financial self-sufficiency, a portion of the leafy greens grown in our commercial Hydrofarm and Aquaponics systems are sold to local restaurants and markets. Look for our "living lettuce" and other GrowHaus-branded products at the following locations:
If you're interested in becoming a commercial customer for our produce, let us know!