Buy Local Food and Products = Make a Difference!
When you buy local food and products, it truly does make a difference. Your dollars stay local with farmers and ranchers right here in the Yampa Valley. Transportation and environmental impacts are reduced and you get fresh, delicious food.
It’s easy to shop local! The CAA Market creates connections between local producers and customers through a weekly online ordering system and a walk-in shopping location in downtown Steamboat.
Here’s how it works:
Pre-order through the CAA Market online market Tuesday evening through Saturday. This allows you to shop from the widest amount of inventory available and select exactly what you want from hundreds of local products. Pickup your order the following week. Typically orders are picked up on Tuesdays, but we are open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm for your convenience.
Walk in to shop our downtown storefront located on the corner of 8th & Oak in Steamboat. We are open from 9am-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday. We are closed to customer on Mondays. Producers often drop off more items mid-week, so you will always find something new in stock.
Where does my CAA Market food come from?
Click here to look at the map of the farms and ranches of CAA Producers!
We believe that a resilient local food system is an integral part of our community.
Your support allows producers to keep agriculture vibrant in the Yampa Valley. As a non-profit organization, we are membership donation based and ask all shoppers to make an annual contribution.
Want to know more about your food? Click on the Meet Your Producer tab at the top of the CAA Market home page. You can read more about how the local producers grow and raise the food we eat and why they believe in local food.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A YAMPAVORE!
Our local producers thank you for shopping at the CAA Market and for continuing to support agriculture in the Yampa Valley. Your support truly makes a difference!
Check out the video below to hear what they have to say to You.
- If you are already a member of CAA, click here and login to start shopping for amazing local food and products!
Become a Yampavore
- Choose a membership option: (membership can be added to your first order) -$50 CAA membership to support our mission OR $25 CAA Market access. You can also choose a monthly donation amount and make your giving easy! Already a member of CAA? Sign up via JOIN NOW and note your membership. (No additional fees apply)
- Do you have a local product to sell? Create a new producer account and we will be in touch to help you get set up.
Do I have to join?
Give it a try and we hope you’ll want to support this program with an annual membership of either $25 or $50 or more. Remember, CAA is a local nonprofit organization.
Visitors who want to shop one time, are welcome to stop in and take a bite of the Yampa Valley home!
All customers pay a 10% mark up, above producer prices, to help fund the program. CAA Market also collect 4.5% sales tax for the City of Steamboat Springs. One time purchases for visitors are charged an additional mark up instead of a membership.
When can I order?
The online market is open for ordering Tuesday through Saturday night. Pre-ordering will allow you the widest selection of products. You will pick up your order at our office, 743 Oak Street starting on Tuesdays 9am till 5:30pm. If you can’t make it in on Tuesday, we are open Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9am – 5:30pm year round.
Are there minimum orders?
Nope, so buy what you want when you want!
How do I get my order?
Orders are picked up at the CAA office, located at 743 Oak Street, downtown Steamboat Springs. Corner of 8th and Oak Streets, in the old Photo Express House building. Pre orders can be picked up Tuesdays 9 am till 5:30 pm.
If you cannot pick up your order then, we are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am till 5:30pm. Or give us a call at 970-879-4370 to make other arrangements.
Will I get a confirmation?
You will receive an automated email with order confirmation and total. Remember some products are sold by weight, so the final price will not be available till weights are entered at time of pickup.
What are your payment methods?
Cash, local checks and all major credit cards. Payment due at time of order pick up and prior for contactless porch pickup.
We do not accept payment via the CAA Market website. Payment will be done in person or via personalized email.
Why should I order from CAA market?
Purchasing local food and products makes a direct economic impact keeping your dollars local, helps reduce environmental impacts and offer fresh, healthy food choices. The average plate of food travels 1,500 miles. All of our producers are within 40 miles…all local from the Yampa Valley. Make your plate fresher, sustainable and buy local!
How often is the site updated?
Be sure to check back often, as new producers and new products are added. Join our mailing list to get weekly updates.