Improving Access to Healthy Food in the Eagle River Valley of Colorado
The Community Market is a partnership of Eagle Valley Community Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies, Eagle County government, Vail Resorts, a number of community non profit groups and other entities that provide local food assistance.
A warehouse in Gypsum (760 Lindbergh Drive – #7) serves as the central operations hub for the program. A second market location was opened in Edwards in May of 2020. As the needs of our community continued to grow, so did the need for a more expansive storefront space in Edwards. So in December of 2021, The Community Market Edwards moved to a new location at the Vail Health Edwards Community Health Campus (429 Edwards Access Road – #A202), joining together with other community-focused organizations in addressing the basic needs that enhance the health and wellness of all our residents. As our efforts expand, we still continue to bring healthy food directly to communities across the Eagle River Valley in the form of pop-up “Mobile Markets”. Whether it be via our brick and mortar locations or our pop-up markets, we are committed to nourishing the lives of the local people who provide the services that make our community thrive.
Our markets feature a variety of fresh produce, dairy and bread as well as shelf-stable grocery items. We believe that having access to good quality, nutritious food is a right, not a privilege.
EVCF established The Community Market, formerly the Eagle River Valley Food Bank, in May of 2018 as a scalable food security system that has the capacity to respond to immediate and long-term food insecurity needs.