Four Corners Farmers Embrace Co-Op Model

Feb 8, 2019

Drought in the Four Corners is placing further stress on farmers bringing their local produce to market. Seeking an opportunity to collaborate, some growers are placing a collective risk in a cooperative working to expand the reach of their products. KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel stopped by a warehouse in downtown Cortez to learn how the co-op helped farms through a difficult year.

Fresh purple and yellow carrots ready for shareholders at the Southwest Farm Fresh Co-Op.
Credit Daniel Rayzel

This story is produced as part of Western Slope Resources Reporting, a partnership between KDNK, KSJD, and other western Colorado public radio stations.