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All across the US communities are exploring how revitalizing the local food production industry can be a viable, effective, and economically sustainable solution to the problem of economic stagnation.   The Grow Your Own Meal™ (GYOM™) first project seeks to deliver effective strategies to enhance the competitiveness of Colorado’s specialty crops industry by establishing innovative, sustainable and profitable, year- round growing production practices.  Our goal is to seed economic development opportunities such as expanded, year round farmers’ markets, fish and food processing facilities, food distribution enterprises, organic fertilizer producers, farm equipment suppliers, etc.  all of which will deliver economic benefit to our community and beyond through job creation and small business development and profitability.

Promoting local food production efforts and facilitating the growth of  the local farm and food product economies that revitalizes rural and urban communities also helps promote healthy eating with access to fresh foods and ensures a readily available supply of safe food in an emergency event.  Growing the food production industry locally can be vital to improving access to healthy foods for the traditionally underserved, as well as providing on the job training opportunities to counter act systemic unemployment problems among the less fortunate.

Other ancillary lines of business to food production include prospects for establishing new markets for food, building distribution channels, food processing centers, and promoting education and outreach on the value of healthy eating - all of which are opportunities to develop new and improve existing economic opportunities within communities. 

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The Grow Your Own Meal™ (GYOM™) mission is fundamentally about empowering economic development with a focus on agriculture. 

If economic revitalization based on agriculture is a key interest of yours,
Grow Your Own Meal™ (GYOM™) is an important effort to support.
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The GYOM mission is to develop, promote and teach sustainable, healthy food production solutions utilizing renewable energy,  energy efficiencies, less water for food production and state-of-art plant science, technology and engineering.