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We interrupt your regularly schedule content to announce…The Food Security Project. 


We’re growing thousands of pounds of fresh produce for charity at one of our listings this summer — and we’d love for you to join our efforts by planting your own victory garden!

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In 2019, the national food insecurity rate was the lowest it had been in 20 years, according to Feeding America. When COVID-19 hit the U.S., the economic recession that followed put an abrupt end to those years of those declining numbers. Now, many of the people who were food insecure before COVID-19 are facing even greater hardships, and even more people are hungry.

Even after COVID-19 is well behind us, economists predict that it will take quite some time – and resources – for food insecurity levels to recover.


Catherine and Andy had been concerned about the growing problem of food insecurity in their own backyard and were looking for ways to help.

Their thoughts quickly turned to a property they represent, The McKenzie Farm, a historic 80-acre farm with big water rights on the edge of Boulder, CO.

Long champions of local and national charities, Catherine and Andy saw an opportunity for this super-fertile land to grow local produce while on the market.

The McKenzies readily agreed to charitable use of their land in both 2020 and 2021.

In March 2021, Burgess Group | Compass and Community Food Share launched “The Food Security Project,” which will run from March until October 2021.

This project will transform lush, but recently fallow, farmland into thousands of pounds of desperately needed fresh produce for people experiencing hunger in Boulder and Broomfield counties.


Catherine and Andy of Burgess Group | Compass provided a substantial donation to Community Food Share to support hiring the farmer and to help with administrative costs of the project. They also facilitated the use of the farm.

Community Food Share has contributed equally to the cost of this project which falls under the umbrella of their Garden Share Program. They employ the farmer and will manage the production and distribution of the food to Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Boulder-based micro-farm project and public benefit corporation Boundless Landscapes is sharing their valuable tools with The Food Security Project. Contact them to a start micro-farms in your yard and to donate some of the food you grow.Earth’s Table is an all-volunteer non-profit community of concerned citizens working to eliminate hunger in our community. They will be mentoring and supporting our farmer on an as-needed basis.

Earth’s Table is an all-volunteer non-profit community of concerned citizens working to eliminate hunger in our community. They will be mentoring and supporting our farmer on an as-needed basis.



By starting your own pandemic victory gardens – anything from a 1’x8’ strip of dirt to a container garden to a 500 sf micro-farm, you will grow the most needed, elusive food category for food banks: fresh, nutritious local fruits and veggies.


Donate your surplus produce to Community Food Share by leaving your surplus produce on Community Food Share’s outdoor farm stand (located at 650 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027) Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Find a local food bank to share your garden surplus using the non-profit Feeding America’s website.


If you have no yard or patio, consider making a monetary donation. A $1 gift provides $5 worth of groceries.


Donate to your own community by searching the non-profit Feeding America’s website.



Folks can volunteer for The Food Security Project at McKenzie Farm (link coming soon!) through Community Food Share or for many other jobs within Community Food Share’s many-faceted organization.

Also, explore volunteering at Earth’s Table, an all-volunteer nonprofit community of concerned citizens working to eliminate hunger by maintaining seven garden sites.


Nationally, find your local food back through 501(c)(3) Feeding America’s website, to make produce, time and/or monetary donations.

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Aggregate Boulder County Market

4/18 – 4/25, 2021

How is The Local Market as an Aggregate?

(We’re overlooking 2020 shutdown numbers until the middle of May. 2019 and 2018 are examples of what was previously normal in our market. The 2020 numbers will become relevant again in the middle of May.)

Inventory bumped up again last week, with 105 units coming to market. Compare this with 156 units in 2019 and 104 in 2018.

Under-contracts were slightly lower at 97 last week, vs 109 in 2019 and 113 in 2018. We had 1.36 months inventory last week, while in 2019 we had 1.93 and in 2018 we had 1.79 months inventory.

Sellers, all this is to say that we need inventory! It continues to be a super-strong market for sellers.

How Is The Local Market By Price Band?

The $500k to $2mm price bands saw strong sell-through rates last week, with $0-500k and $2mm-2.5mm and $2.5mm+ price bands quiet. After the quiet, there is a little more selection for buyers.

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