Who We Are
ABOUT THE DELANEY’s (Owners)
We believe that Hayden is a GREAT PLACE TO GROW, whether a garden, herd or family, what we nurture thrives. We are so grateful to live in Hayden and Northwest Colorado, helping transform the past into a new future.
Our family was honored in 2011 to host Governor Hickenlooper here at the Granary during his unveiling of the ‘Colorado Blueprint’ as the plan addresses so many of things we truly believe in, from “Building a Business-Friendly Environment” to “Recruiting, Growing and Retaining Businesses ” to “Creating and Marketing a Stronger Colorado Brand” and more. We truly believe Ernesto Sirolli’s premise that “The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination and resources of its people.“ Together, we CAN create a great future for our families, our community and our nation.
About keeping it LOCAL
For four years we owned and operated Yampa Valley Feeds in the historic Hayden Granary. We strongly believe in downtowns that have locally owned, independent businesses where proceeds STAY in your community. Hayden is extraordinary in that almost every business in town is independently owned and family run. In this day and age, that is unique. We closed Yampa Valley Feeds in September 2012 to renovate the space to our current coffeehouse, Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary and further our vision for the future, yet we adamantly believe when heading out shopping, to THINK LOCAL FIRST. Check out Sustainable Connections list of Top Ten Reasons to Think Local First – support your community!
THE FARMER’S MARKET
As we strongly believe in the ability to do business with folks you know and trust, we are actively involved in the Hayden/Routt County community hosting weekly farmers’ markets in the summer.
COMMUNITY POTLUCK SUPPERS AND BARN DANCES
We also believe a community is where we know and help one another, plus enjoy some fun together as well, therefore we host monthly potluck suppers and barn dances in our events hall that is also available for private weddings, reunions and other events.
We believe the Hayden Granary is a community effort and we truly would not exist without the help and support of so many. We are so grateful to our customers for their loyalty, patience and humor. We are also grateful for the helping hands and great wisdom around us … and to those who’ve donated your wisdom, time, scrubbed floors, papered walls, donated face masks (yes, we’ve needed them!); powerwashed warehouses, deadheaded flowers, played music, moved building size bread ovens, and more – WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP!
ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE HAYDEN GRANARY
We visualize a hub for the community and region that harnesses the variety of efforts emerging around local food and connecting people back to the land and to each other.
In a society that is increasingly disconnected from its core necessity of food, there is an urgent need to bring together the various components of a food system – production, processing, distribution and consumption – at a local level. Most households are one to two generations removed from the common knowledge of how to raise, produce, process and store food. The Hayden Granary intends to bring this wisdom from the past and instill it into the future. We strongly believe this is vital to future generations and to the health of our communities, our nation and earth itself. We must reconnect to our food.
Granary Concept Paper (Jan 2011)
HOW TO HELP
We’d love to hear from you! The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful – please let us know what you think about our store, our vision and how we’re doing. Please add a comment on Facebook, drop us a note at PO Box 1025, Hayden, CO 81639 or email us. Our hope is to create a cooperative effort for the future that enables the vision to come to fruition.