FORTIFIED PROJECTS

We have developed a number of projects to demonstrate our passion for community connections. Just think what we can do for you!

TASTE 2016 brewers and chefs

THE TASTE

We collaborated with local chefs and restaurants in a new way to bring a fresh approach to Food Bank for Larimer County's largest fundraiser, THE TASTE, for its 23rd year in 2016.

 

BOUNTY LOCAL FOOD AND FARM GUIDE

The Bounty Guide provides a comprehensive listing of local farms, farmers' markets and food-oriented events for residents of Larimer and Weld counties. This free publication is made possible by advertising from local businesses and organizations. 

FORT COLLINS BEER WEEK

FCBW brings together dozens of Fort Collins breweries and other businesses to celebrate the creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship of the city's beer culture.

 

Fort Collins Brewery District Video

In 2014 we created this video for the creation of a Fort Collins Brewery District. There has been tremendous growth in the Fort Collins brewing industry since that time; this video is a fun snapshot of things a few years ago.

 

Connecting Crops to Cuisine

We partnered with CSU Larimer Extension and Colorado Department of Agriculture to create this half-day workshop that provided information to 50 farmers and chefs to help them build successful relationships to increase local sourcing in restaurants.

 
Photo Credit: Julieanna D.

Photo Credit: Julieanna D.

PROJECT SMILE AND VISION 2014 TOOTH FAIRY BALL

We created this gala as the primary fundraiser for Project Smile and Vision. The event raised $40,000. Project Smile relies on support from the community to provide critical dental and vision care to Poudre School District children in need.

 
FoCoLab logo

FoCoLab

The inaugural FoCoLab was held on May 3, 2016. We facilitated a conversation with dozens of local business owners and entrepreneurs to discover what's working in Fort Collins' small business community.  

 
 

LoCo Food Tradeshow

We created a local food tradeshow for LoCo Food Distribution in 2014, connecting dozens of food businesses with each other and with new buyers.

Great people doing great things for our community!
— Lori Redmond, GM, Jordan’s Floral Gardens
 

Fortified Clients & Partners

We are fortunate to have been able to work with so many dedicated, passionate and creative businesses and organizations in Fort Collins. We'd love to count yours among them!


  • Attending a Fortified Collaborations event is guaranteed to give you a feeling of being nourished — both physically and emotionally!
    — Carol Cochran, Horse & Dragon Brewing
  • Fortified brings dedication and flair to our local food work through its heart-filled events that bring good people and causes together with wonderful food and drink. Thanks - our community is richer for your efforts!
    — Gail Marie Kimmel, Resources for Resiliency: Land, Water, Food
  • Fortified Collaborations plays a key role in the Northern Colorado food community...assuring deeper connections a nd relationships through engaging events, community-driven promotions and thoughtful networking activities. Our region is lucky to have this innovative player on our team!
    — Dawn Thilmany-McFadden, Professor, Extension Economist-Labor & Agribusiness Management, Colorado State University
  • At White Balcony we celebrate genuine connections on a daily basis, like laughing over an inappropriate card. There's nothing quite like sharing a meal to bring people together. Being part of that is pretty magical.
    — Justine Reed, White Balcony
  • One of the things I love most about the Farm Dinners is how many smiles are shared around the table....alongside the delicious food and beverages. It's one of those special events where you leave with more energy than you came with.
    — James W Mitchell, Renewablue