April Charity of the Month: Poudre Valley Community Farms

Poudre Valley Community Farms

Please join us at the tap room this month to help us support our community partner, Poudre Valley Community Farms. Poudre Valley Communuty Farms is, at its core, a land cooperative.  By harnessing the power of member-owner investment and combining it with creative financing techniques such as conservation easements and community partnerships the cooperative buys and owns farmland.  The cooperative leases long-term to local farmers and ranchers at competitive market rates.

The vehicle for achieving PVCF’s mission is a multi-stakeholder cooperative.  First, let’s consider the more familiar but less important parts of PVCF.  Think of a traditional consumer cooperative, like a food co-op, where consumers pool their buying power to purchase products at better prices.  Now think of a traditional producer cooperative, like most farmers’ cooperatives, that pool buying power and access to distributors and consumers to benefit the producer.  Now put the two together and you have an understanding of the LESS important parts of PVCF.

Now consider the third, and MOST important, part of the PVCF cooperative model.  The consumers and the producers contribute capital through their membership dues which is used to purchase farmland.  The long-term access to farmland to produce food is the key to this land cooperative model.

 

TIP JAR: Loveland Youth Gardeners

Our committee has chosen Loveland Youth Gardeners as the April Tip Jar Partner. Through the month of April, 100% of of our taproom gratuity is donated to this organization.

Loveland Youth Gardeners is a non-profit dedicated to cultivating job & life skills, environmental stewardship and service in youth facing barriers by building healthy relationships with people, agriculture, and community.  Loveland Youth Gardeners has been serving our community since 1996 and offers Youth Education Programs for ages 5-21.  Most of the programs focus on at-risk and special needs students in the Loveland community. They also sponsor Loveland Plant a Row for the Hungry, which provides fresh produce for low-income residents.

Small Batch Fest 2017

Small Batch Festival is back. This event will feature over 50 different beers, live musical performances, and some of Fort Collin’s best food trucks.

Buy Tickets Now

Tickets will be $35 and will get you 2 beer tokens and a commemorative stainless steel cup.
Any additional beers are $5 each. Only 21 and up and no pets please.

 Musical performances by:
A portion of ticket sales will contribute to our $10,000 Small Batch Grant. This year’s recipient is Sproutin’ Up!

Please Do Not Park On the Neighborhood Streets.

Please park in the field north of Odell Brewing.


More Details:

  • All guests must be 21+. Absolutely no exceptions!
  • Parking is limited. Please ride your bike to the event.
  • This is a ticketed event. All tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event.
  • Tickets include 2 free beers, a commemorative stainless steel pint cup, and live music!
  • No Pets will be allowed during Small Batch.
  • No smoking in festival venue.
  • Re-entry only permitted through front gate.
  • All Backpacks and Bags are subject to search.
  • No outside food or drink permitted. There will be food trucks with food / sodas available for purchase.
  • Free Water will be available in the venue.
  • We will have lemon-limeade and root beer available for purchase during the event.
  • This is a beer only event. No wine or liquor.
  • All beers are 1 token. Tokens are $5 each.
  • Credit Cards are welcome.
  • Limited Merchandise will be available for sale.
  • No tours will be conducted during this event.
  • This event will take place in rain or shine.
  • Overnight parking will only be permitted in upper dirt lot.
  • Please drink responsibly and plan for a safe ride home!