• 3 ways to build healthy communities
    The Holistic Homestead has been working from the grassroots up since 2013 to Build Healthy Communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. But we haven’t made it this far on our own steam! It has taken thousands of volunteer hours, a growing network of members, sponsors, and philanthropists who believe in our mission to improve health and wellness by empowering our community.
  • Farmers Markets: it takes a village
    Farmers Markets don’t happen magically – it takes a lot of work, and a lot of people to come together! Read about WHY farmers markets are so important for every community, and HOW you can help us keep putting on this great event!
  • Power Lunch is ON this Summer
    Our Pay-What-You-Can Cafe is growing thanks to the United Power Operation Round Up! Read about our successful partnership and exciting NEW offerings!
  • Local Business: USE IT OR LOSE IT
    Local Food Systems need YOU to thrive! Take the PLEDGE to #shoplocal and support the small, local businesses in your community NOW before they’re gone….
  • What’s the ROI when you shop local?
    Sometimes it’s hard to quantify the benefit of choosing to shop at small, local markets rather than “big box” stores in the cities. There is no ready formula for the “Return On Investment” that our community enjoys because the Homestead is stocked and open to the public six days a week. We do, however, have some compelling data.
  • Check out our new oven!!!
    The Homestead Kitchen now has a full sized commercial convection oven! Delicious things are in store for our community…..
  • Community Food Share celebrates 5 years!
    The Community Food Share started in 2018 with just a few crates of veggies, and now we have a whole cooler to fill! Help us keep our cooler stocked and our community healthy, join the CFS today!
  • THIS is what a Community FOOD HUB looks like
    Thanks to our collaboration with the Nederland Farmers Market, the Holistic Homestead has grown into a true Community Food Hub!
  • Give the Gift of Health on #GivingTuesday!
    Today is #GivingTuesday! Show the Homestead how much our work means to you and your health by making a charitable donation today!
  • 3 Ways to Make your gift COUNT on #GivingTuesday2022
    #GivingTuesday2022 is November 29th! Make your gift count at the Holistic Homestead, a nonprofit dedicated to improving health and wellness through education, outreach and advocacy.
  • Summer Update!
    We’ve been busy here at the Homestead Summer 2022! Enjoy some of the highlights!
  • Now Hiring Executive Director!
    The Holistic Homestead is currently looking for a new Executive Director to lead this fast-growing nonprofit into the next phase of our growth!
  • Build Healthy Communities through Corporate Sponsorship
    Corporate Sponsorship makes it possible for our nonprofit to build healthy communities through farmers markets, health fairs, and the produce food share program.
  • Increase Health Literacy through Corporate Sponsorship
    The more you know, the healthier you are! Sponsor the Homestead’s Health Literacy programming for a year and make a direct, positive impact on the health of our world!
  • Sweetheart Cafe Fundraiser
    Delight your special someone with a gourmet candle-light meal served in a private room with a mountain view! Everything is vegan, gluten free and organic, and freshly prepared just for your Valentine’s date.
  • Yellow Bananas in Colorado in January?
    Ever wonder how the world’s most ubiquitous fruit ends up on your grocery shelves? This article may make you think twice before buying bananas.
  • 2021 Year In Review!
    2021 was an amazing year at the Homestead! Thank you for being a part of bringing health and wellness to our rural mountain community and beyond!
  • Announcing the 2021 Homesteader of the Year!
    We acknowledge and honor the Ute, Shoshone, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples who were the original caretakers of this land. It’s up to all of us to live in harmony with our environment through compassion, self-sufficiency, initiative, sustainability and chutzpah!
  • Why I really started a nonprofit
    I started the Homestead because it was what I needed the most in my life – and as it turns out lots of other folks needed the same thing, too.
  • Membership Appreciation Week!
    The Holistic Homestead is a Membership Based and Volunteer Powered nonprofit that is the fastest growing grassroots movement in the county! We currently have over 200 members on our roster, and it is because of our members that we keep … Read more
  • Fall Roadside Clean Up!
    Join us for our Fall Roadside Cleanup Sunday, September 19th
  • Labor Day Weekend Farmers Market….our BIGGEST EVENT EVER!
    Don’t miss our Labor Day Weekend Farmers Market this year at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds! 12 vendors, 3 live bands, face painting, fresh produce, local crafts, FOOD and contests! I love that our Board of Directors came up with the … Read more
  • Announcing NEW LOCATION for our Farmers Markets!
    4th of July Weekend Farmers Market at the Gilpin County Fairgrounds! Fri-Sat-Sun July 2-3-4 from 10-4 daily! Live music! Face painting! Local vendors! Fresh produce!
  • Announcing the OFFICIAL live performances LINE UP!
    Don’t miss these live performances by local talent at the Memorial Day Weekend Farmers Market!
  • Spring Cleanse 2021 Day 2: Use what you have
    Here are five secret ingredients that you already have to make the most of your Spring Cleanse.
  • Spring Cleanse 2021 Day 1: Start where you are
    How do you know where to start with a cleanse? Which detox program is the best for your constitution? Read on to find out!
  • Spring Cleanse 2021: Do you hate “cleansing”?
    I hate cleansing. But I know it’s good for me. Read why I stopped cleansing to lose weight, and started cleansing as a way to nourish and love myself.
  • The Homestead is Hiring!
    Join the Homestead! Now hiring a part time Market Manager and Assistant Director. Application deadline April 12.
  • Homestead Cafe opening Sunday, March 21st!
    Come check out our pay-what-you-can cafe opening March 21st!
  • Feeding Gilpin County – an innovative approach
    We are pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the Colorado COVID relief fund for the three food pantries in Gilpin County.
  • “Make it from Scratch” in 2021
    We’re making everything from scratch at the Homestead in 2021! Join us for a year full of all things homemade, improvised, DIY, and handmade.
  • Happy New Year from the Homestead
    Happy New Year from our Homestead to Yours! Watch this 1 min video to see what we’ve accomplished in 2020!
  • See what we have planned for 2021!
    Become a sustaining member of the Homestead with a small, monthly contribution of $5, $10, or $15 on Patreon!
  • What is the best way to keep public spaces COVID-safe?
    Do plexiglass barriers really help prevent the spread of COVID-19? Read our comparative research of effective engineering controls, and our best choice for an air purifier!
  • How our Co-Op is thriving in economic uncertainty
    Ten months into a global pandemic and economic recession, our tiny grassroots nonprofit is thriving. Learn our secret to sustainable success.
  • Our continuing efforts to serve the community during COVID-19
    The entire nonprofit sector is mobilized to keep our communities healthy and safe. Volunteers needed NOW!
  • Community Resources during Closures and Cancellations
    The Homestead will remain open Thursdays through Sundays from 10-3 for the next several weeks. Read how we’re protecting our customers and offering extra support and resources to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Six ways we’re staying healthy at the Homestead
    How do we help protect the public and keep our community healthy? Here are six things we are doing at the Market to boost immunity and prevent the spread of disease.
  • Winter Retreat Day 7: Bridging the Gap in Action
    Last Thursday we hosted Professor Bill Simpson for a potluck “Agape Feast” here at the Homestead, as part of our annual Winter Retreat. It was a wonderful gathering with delicious food and lively conversation. Professor Simpson talked about his recent … Read more
  • Winter Retreat Day 6: Lighting the Chakras
    Today’s reading comes to us from Melissa Freeman of Mountain Zen Candles in Nederland, Colorado. Melissa’s hand-made chakra candles correspond to seven energetic centers in our spiritual bodies, with the associated color, vibration, sound, and scent. Her candles are on … Read more
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