Welcome to Home Grown Food

Dedicated to Northern Colorado’s backyard and community food gardeners, we host our yearly Seed Swap & Starter Barter, related workshops, and collaborate with & promote local food growing groups & food growing events.

17th Annual

Starter Barter & Plant Sale

Sat May 4th, 2024

10 am – 12 noon

Sproutin’ Up • 519 Hickory St, Fort Collins 80524

This is a FREE event! Join us for our 17th Annual Starter Barter & Plant Sale!

VENDORS/BARTERERS – RESERVE YOUR SPOT! (recommended not required)

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2023 Starter Barter


Seed Starting / Sowing / Planting Calendar (Zone 5)

Check out our essential Zone 5 seed starting / sowing / transplanting calendar. Put it on your fridge, you’ll be lost without it. Designed and created by our member Robert Howard.
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Click here or on the image above to download the PDF version.


  • Who We Are

    Home Grown Food is an all-volunteer non-profit dedicated to supporting the efforts of Northern Colorado’s backyard and community gardeners. We are a 501(c) (3) charitable organization EIN 92-112023

  • Our Mission

    To support & inspire individuals to develop & sustain organic food-producing gardens in backyards and on private or public land in order to make food growing accessible and affordable for everyone.
  • Seed Swap & Starter Barter

    In the interest of keeping backyard food-growing affordable we hold our Seed Swap the first Sat in March, and our Starter Barter on the first Sat in May.
  • Join Today!

    There is no fee, everyone is welcome. Fill out our membership form to receive email updates about our events, or e-mail us with questions or for more information.