Co-owned and operated by Hanmei Hoffman and her husband, Hoffman Farm is located north of Greeley, CO, and specializes in diversified fruit and vegetable crops, which they supply to Bon Appétit at Regis College and Colorado Christian University. The true epitome of family farmers, the Hoffmans have proudly called Northern Colorado home for six generations. Bon Appétit features Hoffman produce on its menus at Regis throughout the summer and fall, showcasing the bounty of Colorado’s growing season.
Vibrant Valley Farm
Vibrant Valley farm was co-founded by Kara Gilbert and Elaine Walker in 2013 on Sauvie Island in Oregon. Now in their ninth year, Kara continues to operate Vibrant Valley, farming on land that was inhabited by the Wapato people. Vibrant Valley’s women-driven crew is made up of dedicated farmers and passionate educators committed to exploring innovative solutions to enliven the current food system, both locally and globally. In addition to growing food for their local community and wholesale accounts including the Bon Appétit team at the University of Portland, Vibrant Valley partners with local schools and youth projects to create mentorship programs as well as green job training possibilities to accompany the hard work and dedication of growing food and learning from one another in a field setting.