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Localworks Golf Tournament and Fundraiser 2024

Localworks Golf Tournament and Fundraiser 2024

Mark your calendars for September 19th, 2024, because we’re teeing off for a day of community and fundraising at Localworks’ second-annual golf tournament!

The scramble kicks off at 7:30am at Applewood Golf Course, located at 14001 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO, 80401.

This tournament is not just any ordinary golf outing. This event is all about supporting Localworks’ mission of advancing Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. Localworks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with the City of Wheat Ridge, our local businesses and residents to make this all possible. You’ve seen us in action at Ridgefest, Mid-century and Modern Home Tours, or visited our newly renovated Clear Creek Makerspace. 

The proceeds raised during this event will be put directly back into Localworks to keep our programs free and accessible to all of Wheat Ridge. Specifically, funds will be used to support our TLC program including: dumpster grants and clean up days, block party grants, and ten year-long membership scholarships to Clear Creek Makerspace.

This tournament would not be possible without the support of our community and sponsors! Thank you!

Register to Participate!

Early bird catches the worm, or in this case, the discounted tickets! Snag yours before June 1st and save some bucks. And hey, even if you’re not the next Tiger Woods, fear not! We’ve got plenty of fun lined up for you, from drinks to lunch to some special surprises along the way. Plus, every swing you take helps us get closer to our $26,000 goal!

  • Early Bird ticket prices (ends June 1) 
    • Single player: $100
    • Four players: $350
  • Regular ticket prices
    • Single player: $120
    • Four players: $400

Info for Registered Players

Each registered player will receive TWO drink tickets. Players can purchase more drink tickets throughout the tournament. In addition to drinks, lunch will be served at the conclusion of play. 

Players can also purchase mulligans for $5 each, or 6 for $25. Localworks will also sell 3 feet of string to allow a putt to go in on par or birdie for $10. You can even purchase a celebrity shot from our mystery celebrity guest!

Help us reach our $26,000 goal!

Can’t make it to this year’s tournament, but want to help us reach our goal of $26,000? Support Localworks with a gift today! 

Your generous contributions support community programs and events to connect individuals and business owners through volunteering, engagement opportunities and creating together!

Players in the tournament can support Localworks by: 

  • Purchasing mulligans – $5 each/6 for $25
  • Purchasing string – 3 feet for $10
  • Purchasing a celebrity putt

Colorado Gives Day 2023: Bar Stool Bingo

Cash for Connection

Join Localworks during the easiest day to give, Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 5th.

Localworks mission is to make Wheat Ridge a more vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. What does this really mean? It means connection. Localworks is the connection from residents to businesses in the community. Localworks is connection to cleaner and revitalized neighborhoods. Localworks is connection to neighbors. Localworks is connection to innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity through Clear Creek Makerspace (CCM). Launching in early 2024, CCM is a 7,500 sqft community workshop powered by Localworks. CCM offers a growing, comprehensive offering of tools, equipment, and resources. Woodworking, crafting, metalwork, advanced prototyping, and much more are all possible at CCM.   

Localworks’ mission allows residents and businesses to not just call Localworks a place to live and work. Localworks’ mission aims to allow everyone to call Wheat Ridge home. To learn more about the work we do in the community, check out this video below!

Cash for Connection, this year’s Colorado Gives Day campaign moves the Localworks mission farther. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support connection. 

  • A donation of $25 supports clean neighborhoods and streets by allowing 50 more cubic yards of waste to be collected at each TLC Clean Up Day. Cleaner neighborhoods and streets are key to a more connected, sustainable neighborhood. 
  • A donation of $50 sponsors a one month membership to CCM. Giving access to innovation and creativity that may spark your next favorite local business in Wheat Ridge.
  •  A donation of $100 is a connection to civic engagement, sponsoring one community member (it may even be you!) for Wheat Ridge 101 or Wheat Ridge 102. 
  • A donation of $150 sponsors one block party grant for a neighborhood in Wheat Ridge.
  • A donation of $250 allows program management and growth of our neighborhood revitalization library, FREE to all Wheat Ridge residents. 
  • A donation of $500 covers all closing costs for a Building Up Business Loan. 

Your donation makes a difference in the lives of our local business owners, community and YOU as a resident. We challenge you this Colorado Gives Day to put your cash towards connection. Schedule your donation today. 

Bar Stool Bingo

The much-anticipated fundraising event of the year is back, the easiest way to give to Localworks is at Bar Stool Bingo on Tuesday, December 5th.

Localworks wants to make donating fun, by hosting a modified version of Bingo to raise funds in support of this year’s Cash for Connection campaign. As Wheat Ridge has a history in agriculture, Localworks is bringing back Bar Stool Bingo, our modified version of Chicken Bingo, a popular bar game played in Texas. Unlike a regular bingo game, each game is played like a sudden death round of Bingo, and a chicken decides your fate. All proceeds for bingo cards that are purchased go directly to Localworks’ Cash for Connection campaign. To learn more about this event and to register, please click the button below. 

Shop Wadsworth

Shop Wadsworth

The Improve Wadsworth project is close to its halfway point! Localworks in partnership with the City of Wheat Ridge is launching a campaign to get YOU on the corridor to support businesses as the project continues. It’s time to revisit your favorite local spots –  when you shop local, you can win local! 

Join Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge in shopping along the Wadsworth corridor within our Shop Wadsworth challenge. Businesses that are eligible for you to complete this challenge with must be located in Wheat Ridge. 

We are giving away FIVE $1,000 CASH PRIZES and FIVE year ONE YEAR memberships to 3rd Shot Pickleball! (3rd Shot Pickleball will open by the end of 2023 and will be located at 38th and Wadsworth Boulevard).

That’s right, there’s no catch! All you have to do is shop at your favorite local businesses, and you will be entered to win one of our ten prizes. Here’s what you have to do to be entered:

Use this sheet (linked below) to keep track of your progress.

If you would NOT like to submit digitally you may also print out the sheet linked above, and attach your receipts, screenshots, or signed meeting memo. The printed version can be mailed to PO Box 346, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034. Please make sure to include your contact information, including your preferred phone number and email address. 

How to Complete Wadsworth Business "Passport"

There are THREE different categories assigned to the businesses along the corridor. Category 1 is restaurants, category 2 is retail and category 3 is miscellaneous goods and services. 

Each category has a task that needs to be completed in order to be considered for giveaway prizes provided by the City of Wheat Ridge. Proof of participation is required. This ONLY includes businesses in Wheat Ridge. Participants may enter the giveaway more than once, as long as the checklist is completed multiple times (i.e. each completed checklist counts for one entry). 

The campaign will run from October 16th- December 10th. The drawing for our winners will take place via Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 12th. 

Category 1: Restaurants 

Participatants must spend at least $150 TOTAL at one, or more, of the restaurants along N. Wadsworth (currently stretching from around the 32nd St. cross-section to the 52nd St. intersection)

  • Alt. option: eat at three of the restaurants

Category 2: Retail 

Participants must spend an additional $50 at one, or more, of the retail locations on Wadsworth Blvd (same as above). 

Category 3: Misc. Goods & Services

Participants must set up a consultation/general meeting  with at least one business on Wadsworth Blvd.

Again, this campaign ONLY includes businesses within Wheat Ridge city limits. 

How do I prove it?

For category 1 and category 2, receipts can be sent to reception@wearelocalworks.org

  • For category 3, a screenshot of the phone call/video call, or a meeting confirmation can be sent to the same email address. 
  • When sending your receipts and screenshots, please include the best phone number to reach you at in the body of your email.
  • Looking for a nondigital way to turn in proof of participation? Please see the bottom of this page. 
  • Businesses that fall under cross-categories are valid for participants to submit to either one one or the other options above.

Some of our champions of this campaign (and their category) include: 

**This is NOT a complete list**

RESTAURANTS

  • BINGE HOT CHICKEN
  • BREWERY RICKOLI LTD
  • MAC & CHEEZARY LLC
  • RED LOBSTER #0119
  • THE SUGAR CUBE
  • CURRY KINGDOM

RETAIL 

  • WARDLE FEED
  • ELECTRONICS QUICK FIX 

MISCELLANEOUS G&S 

  • ZEN DOGGY DEN
  • ACTION RECYCLING **EXCEPTION** no need to set up an appointment, but just proof of entry/recycling 
  • VITRUVIAN FITNESS

The campaign will run from October 16th- December 10th. The drawing for our winners will take place via Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 12th.

Reminders on the incredible prizes we are giving away:

  • FIVE $1,000 cash prizes. 
  • FIVE one-year memberships to 3rd Shot Pickleball, coming to Wheat Ridge by the end of 2023. View their website by clicking here. 

Mid-Century and Modern in Wheat Ridge

Mid-Century and Modern Home Tours

August 19th 2023

Localworks is excited to host one of this year’s most anticipated community events! Join us and experience Wheat Ridge homes featuring a blend of vintage mid-century charm and modern contemporary style at the Mid-Century and Modern Home Tours. Discover these hidden gem homes in your community that embody the timeless elegance of the mid-century era while giving you a glimpse of how people live in them today. The fun doesn’t end there– the After Party will be held at Wolf and Wildflower, one of Wheat Ridge’s favorite NEW spots. There will be refreshments, themed decor and time for you to connect with your community! The After Party will begin at the conclusion of the tours at 4 pm and end at 7 pm. At Wolf and Wildflower (7190 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO).  Food will be provided. Whether you are seeking inspiration for your own home, just adore mid-mod decor, or are simply intrigued by these designs, you won’t want to miss out on this awesome event.

More Information

The 2023 Mid-Century and Modern Home Tours will be held on Saturday, August 19th between 10 am and 4 pm. The tour itself is self-paced and attendees can expect to see six different homes. If you have never been on a mid-mod home tour before, this is your perfect opportunity – come along with us! This self paced, fun event may be your perfect introduction to the buzz around mid-century and modern architecture. Participants in the tour go at their own pace and you can choose the route that best suits you! This year’s map will also include special drive-by locations and bonus information about many gorgeous mid-mod buildings throughout the Wheat Ridge community.

Ticket pricing is as follows: $30 for early bird tickets (available until July 15th), $35 for regular priced tickets and $40 VIP tickets. The VIP tickets include a drink token for the after party. All tickets include your admittance to the After Party at Wolf and Wildflower. 

Homes are announced the day of the event. You can pre-purchase tickets now by clicking the button above. The link to tickets can also be found on our Facebook page under the events tab, or on Instagram in our bio. Not a fan of buying tickets online? No problem! Tickets will be available for in-person purchase on the day of the event at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church (8600 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033) beginning at 10 am. Those that pre-purchase tickets will still need to come to this location to receive the map, as well as other event elements happening here. Ticket purchases and map pick up will close at 2 pm on Saturday, August 19th.

This year we have a special edition to the event from our very own local business in Wheat Ridge, modmood. They are an official stop on the tour and are offering a Tiki Talk at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Are you interested in volunteering for the tour? Localworks is seeking volunteers who will receive a FREE ticket to the event. Volunteers can expect to help greet participants at the homes, help with wayfinding, assist with ticket pick up and more. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more, please email reception@wearelocalworks.org.

FAQs

Q: Where can I buy a ticket?

A: You can purchase tickets by clicking the button above, or visit one of our social media pages! On the Localworks Facebook page under events or in our Linktr.ee in our Instagram bio.

Q: How long will early bird prices be available?

A: You can purchase early bird tickets for $30 until July 15th 2023.

Q: Where does the tour begin?

A: The Mid-Century and Modern Home Tours will begin at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church (8600 W 39th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). Here you will receive a map of the homes to visit. There will also be more activities, including a car show, at this location. 

Q: Is there a specific tour route that we need to follow?

A: No! You can visit any of the homes between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in whichever order you like. We will also have special drive by locations included on the tour this year that we encourage you to check out to soak in all that is mid-mod in the Wheat Ridge community.

Q: What homes are on the tour?

A: For the safety of our participating homeowners, we will not release the homes until the day of the event. You can expect to see a total of six different homes on this tour.

Q: What is the difference between VIP and regular ticketing?

A: The VIP tickets include your first drink at the Wolf and Wildflower After Party. Every one with a ticket is invited to the After Party. 



Fitness on the Green 2023

Come get your sweat on with us this summer as we explore healthy living, community engagement and outdoor fitness!

Localworks 501(c)(3) is proud to host 2023 Fitness on the Green summer series beginning in June! Organized by the Title Sponsor Dr. Lynn Tran of Wild & Precious Optimal Living, the goal is to create an environment for you to not only challenge yourself physically but also connect with your community. 

Each month, there will be two free events: 1) Fitness on the Green, and 2) Yoga on the Green. We’re so excited for these 1.5-hour events! Come connect and stay for an engaging health talk take charge of your health, plus a fun & challenging instructor-led class. You’ll leave each session energized and inspired for what’s ahead in your life. 

We’ve got some fun surprises in store for you, so be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming Wednesday events:

To learn more or register, click a date below, or check out our community calendar!

June

July

August

Location: Stevens Elementary - Big front green lawn in front of the school “The Green” 7101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

These events are sponsored by:

Welcome to Explore Wheat Ridge!

Localworks' New App with FactorEarth

As Localworks aims to make Wheat Ridge a more vibrant and sustainable place to live and work, we have been working behind the scenes on an extremely exciting project– an app for the community. In partnership with Metcalf Technology and FactorEarth, Localworks is pleased to unveil Explore Wheat Ridge. Explore Wheat Ridge is an adventure series that takes you through the history of our community (four locations are currently included for you to explore, more are coming soon!) while giving you rewards to use in our community! Once you begin exploring, you will find BOGO deals at restaurants, a free ice cream scoop, free beverages and more. 

Click here to directly view Explore Wheat Ridge or scan the QR code. We recommend accessing the application on a mobile device.

More Information

The first four locations that are featured on Explore Wheat Ridge are Fruitdale, Gold’s Marketplace, Richard Hart Estate and the “Green”. You’ll see old photographs as you continue to explore, historical information about the locations, and more.

This technology works as a responsive application, meaning there are no downloads and you do not have to sign in and create an account if you do not wish. To redeem the deals around the community, a free account will be required but your information is never sold or shared. In order to save your rewards, click on the rewards tab on the footer menu of your app screen and create a free account. Once your free account is created, head back to where you found the reward, click it again and it will be saved in your profile! When you are ready to redeem your reward at any participating business, you can open up your app and rewards tab and you’ll click “redeem”. Please make sure to wait and click redeem when you are in the business and ready to redeem your reward. 

You’ll also see that there are several different ways you can explore all the locations and discoveries that are available on the app. You can explore by place, or you can pull up the map view and see all current locations that are included on the app! 

Localworks is extremely excited to unveil a project that has been in the works for almost a year to the community! Localworks will continue to add adventures to Explore Wheat Ridge, so be sure stay in the loop. We encourage you to share Explore Wheat Ridge your friends, family, and even those that are visiting so they can become familiar with our incredible community! We are so excited that you are now able to connect with Wheat Ridge in a whole new way. 

Questions about the app and how to best use it? We are here for you! Email reception@wearelcoalworks.org or call 720-259-1030. 

Shop Local Wheat Ridge

Shop Local Wheat Ridge

Localworks is a partner with the City of Wheat Ridge and our local businesses to advance the Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable place to live and work. Part of what makes Wheat Ridge Special are the small businesses that not only provide residents with unique and original creations, but also contribute to our local economy. Localworks strives to assist in the economic development of Wheat Ridge, alongside our small businesses and business owners. “The purpose of local development is to build the capacity of a defined area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for inhabitants.”

“When you shop local, you're making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community. In fact, for every $100 spent, roughly $68 to $73 of it returns to local activity. Money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms.”

Why is it important to shop local?

“When you shop local, you’re making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community. In fact, for every $100 spent, roughly $68 to $73 of it returns to local activity. Money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers, and farms.” 

Shopping locally stimulates our local economy and in turn helps sustain Wheat Ridge’s unique character and personality. “Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. In fact, since the 1970s, more than 65% of new jobs have come from the rise in small business.

Not only do small businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they’re also the customers of local businesses themselves.” 

Local business owners provide significant support for non-profits, like Localworks, as well. In fact, non-profits receive as much as 350% more money from local shops than non-locally owned businesses. 

Shopping local also reduces our environmental impact. To learn more about shopping local and sustainability please visit https://sustainableconnections.org/why-buy-local/.

Some Wheat Ridge businesses, and those in the surrounding areas, are making an effort to eliminate food insecurity in our community. Whether you support said local businesses, or donate food yourself. The impact YOU can make is remarkable. 

Food Insecurity and Resources to Help

What is food insecurity?

Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.

Food insecurity can affect anyone. Unfortunately, many people in America struggle to meet their basic needs, which increases their risk of food insecurity. For example, lay-offs at work, unexpected car maintenance, or an accident can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. The causes of food insecurity are complex (www.feedingamerica.org).

Are you or someone you know struggling with food insecurity? We hope this page can provide some resources for our community members; however, please note that this is not an all encompassing list. More resources and information can be found on these sites: 

Local and sustainable businesses to check out!

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF LOCAL WHEAT RIDGE BUSINESSES

If you or someone you know would like to be included on this list please contact Adison at awash@wearelocalworks.org. We are seeking businesses that are locally owned and operated, have a commitment to contributing to our community’s sustainability efforts and are frequently/would like to be involved in community events. We are here to promote all businesses that allow residents to “shop local”! We can’t wait to hear from you. 

Wheat Ridge Poultry:

For this information and more please visit https://wheatridgepoultry.com/

What is Wheat Ridge Poultry?

Wheat Ridge Poultry is a local, sustainable and family-run butcher right here in our community. They got their start in 1942 as a family run poultry farm offering fresh chickens, turkey and eggs. They still use many of their original equipment and building hardware to this day! Wheat Ridge Poultry are whole animal butchers that work directly with producers/growers. They have fresh cuts daily, smoked and cured meats, sausages and bacon, as well as produce. They take pride in the fact that they have developed strong relationships with local ranchers and farmers to ensure that they bring the highest-quality, locally sourced products in Wheat Ridge. 

Wheat Ridge Poultry are local champions. They are invested in our community and believe that the only way to do business is by giving back. They are committed to helping make Wheat Ridge a better place. They host a Community Fridge Project and Weekly Food Pantry deliveries. They also are committed to having zero waste. Scraps and Bones that would normally be dumped in a landfill are: used to produce raw pet food, donated to local animal sanctuaries and used to feed the tigers at the downtown Denver Aquarium. 

Community Fridge: 

Wheat Ridge Poultry are proud to host the first community fridge in our community. The fridge and pantry are supported by community members who wish to share their food with others who are in need. The fridge is open to anyone who needs food or has extra to donate. 

Food Pantry assistance: 

Regardless of your position in life, everyone deserves access to fresh, high-quality, locally sourced and sustainably raised products. They currently work with 5 local food pantries to help feed over 1,000 families in our community!

Local Producers & Growers: 

They strive to work with local producers and growers to help support our local food system.  If you know of a local product that would be great in our store, send them an email at info@wheatridgepoultry.com

Bag Credit Program:

Their Bag Credit Program has helped raise funds for community schools, school supplies, and sports teams.  Plus, you Save Money too!

Holiday Meals: 

Each year we donate more than 100 complete holiday meals to neighbors in need.  Your continued support helps us help them.

Community Support: 

It is our mission to help our community! 

From fundraisers to the community fridge, we continue to find ways to give back.

If you would like to learn more about any of their support please click here or email info@wehatridgepoultry.com

How can I support Wheat Ridge Poultry?

There are many ways that you can support Wheat Ridge Poultry, but to put it simply, shop local! Visit The COOP & Kitchen at 5650 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO. The COOP & Kitchen at Wheat Ridge Poultry is an indoor market that brings together farmers, ranchers, and food producers to bring attention to the importance of eating local, supporting local, and shopping local.  

The COOP is OPEN TO ALL SHOPPERS! 

“A community food system is designed to support local growers and producers, packagers and distributors, residents of all needs, assist in building a better environment and work towards ending food waste and food insecurity.

Local producers and processors are real people in our community growing and packaging real products that can benefit our community and ensure that our food supply is one that allows enough for everyone.

Our mission is to help make the switch from large and convenient, and cheap to small, local, and fair.” 

 

Five Fridges Farm:

For this information and more please visit https://www.5fridgesfarm.com/ 

 

What is Five Fridges Farm?

Located at 11100 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO, Five Fridges Farm is a local, sustainable and accessible farm right here in Wheat Ridge. Five Fridges Farm “strives to research and practice realistic local solutions to the issues in our current food system: access, waste, taste, environment, soil/range management, water use, and land conservation.” 

This farm was originally known as Red Wing Ranch, owned by Earnestine and Walt Williams from the 1930’s to the mid 1990’s. They raised steer, hogs, chickens, and later goats! In 2010, Amanda Weaver began working with then-owner Louise Turner, a long-time Wheat Ridge resident and farm neighbor. In 2011, Amanda took over as the new owner of the 13-acre sustainable urban farm and began renovations on the old farmhouse.  During renovations, refrigerators of all ages and sizes were removed from every room of the 800 square foot farmhouse. Hence, the name 5 Fridges Farm.

Amanda is a local Wheat Ridge resident. While finishing a dissertation on the viability of local food production in Colorado, Amanda apprenticed Turner with dairy goats in the urban environment. While teaching at CU Denver, she now maintains dairy and weed grazing herds, flocks of chickens and turkeys, hives of bees, as well as growing a variety of vegetables for local restaurant sales. Amanda uses her farm as her research lab and classroom, teaching urban agriculture, sustainability, and environmental science. 

The city has grown up and around the farm since Earnestine’s time. But Five Fridges Farm has a totally unique opportunity for “urban agriculture.” The city will continue to grow around the farm, but the farm will remain the same as Earnestine established a conservation easement on the land known as the William’s Wildlife Preserve. This is managed by Colorado Open Lands. The farm is protected for agriculture use and wildlife habitat forever! The land cannot be subdivided or built on outside the envelope of the currently existing building. Earnestine wanted to conserve the place she loved for future generations to enjoy. Though it is privately owned, it is monitored every year to ensure that the conservation values are maintained.

The farm works closely with Colorado Open Lands to promote information about conserved lands by holding events at the farm as well as participating in Conserved Colorado – a website listing products and services available at locally conserved farms. For more information on privately conserved land, please see the Colorado Open Lands website.”

5 Fridges Farm has a 3BL Evaluation for Projects (triple bottom line) 

Social: Provide and maintain healthy habitats and diets for animals and insects

Financial: Be local and financially sustainable 

Environmental: promote and sustain the land they live on

5 Fridges farm partners with many businesses within the Wheat Ridge community and the surrounding areas. Here is a list with links of all the current partners of 5 Fridges Farm. 

How can I support 5 Fridges Farm?

There are many ways that you can support 5 Fridges Farm, but to put it simply, shop local! You can buy directly from 5 Fridges Farm on their website. You can also take cheese or poultry classes

If you have any questions about the farm, how you can support them, or how they can help you please click here to contact Amanda.

All Seasons Holiday Market:

What is the All Seasons Holiday Market? 

Located at 7200 W 38th Ave, All Seasons Holiday Market is similar to a farmer’s market you’d see outside, but instead moved indoors to accommodate their vendors and customers all year long. All Seasons Holiday Market is a unique shop full of gifts, foods and holiday decor while supporting many local Colorado vendors. They are home to over 30 individual vendors with all types of products as well as something special each specific holiday. You can find anything from unique greeting cards to resin art, coffee, hand blown glass figures and so  much more.

All Seasons Holiday Market carries local products and supports local creators. Lana Austen, opened her business five years ago. Before owning All Seasons, Lana was hustling at other markets selling her honey she makes from keeping bees! You can still purchase Lana’s honey today in her shop! Lana describes her shop as a family, they are a community of people that support each other not only professionally but, but also personally. 

All Seasons Holiday Market is very active in our community. They participate in all sorts of events, from a Localworks Live Local event to the Carnation Festival, Wheat Ridge Farmers market and more. They are involved with the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Grange and Kiwanis club as well. Over the years, they have hosted a community yard sale for the neighborhood each year and donate to a local food bank.

All Seasons Holiday market is a unique place, not many small businesses can say they are home to over 30 other small business vendors. The shop allows vendors to be able to affordably sell their products. Lana says, “[All Seasons Holiday Market’s] sustainability vision is to provide goods and services to the community while supporting the small businesses that create them.” 

How can I support All Seasons Holiday Market?

There are many ways that you can support All Seasons Holiday Market, but to put it simply, shop local! You can buy directly from All Seasons Holiday Market’s shop, located at 7200 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, or stop by and see them at their varying booths at community events. 

If you have any questions about the shop, how you can support them, or how they can help you please call (720) 295-4642. 



THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF LOCAL WHEAT RIDGE BUSINESSES

If you or someone you know would like to be included on this list please contact Adison at awash@wearelocalworks.org. We are seeking businesses that are locally owned and operated, have a commitment to contributing to our community’s sustainability efforts and are frequently/would like to be involved in community events. We are here to promote all businesses that allow residents to “shop local”! We can’t wait to hear from you. 

Sources used throughout this page: 

Localworks Committees

Localworks Committee Applications Open

Looking to get more involved in the community? Localworks is re-opening applications for committee membership! Below is a comprehensive list of all the committees that are now open for registration. Whether you are interested in networking/educational programs or local events, there is a place for you here! Joining a committee is the best way to have to connect with your community and be able to be a part of Wheat Ridge’s positive progress.

Members of the community are able to join one or more committees if that is of interest to you. Here is a list of our committees:

Ready to sign up? Click here.

Partners in Progress Committee

The Partners in Progress Committee will steward community-based education and networking growth in Wheat Ridge. During these meetings it is intended that stakeholders lead discussions surrounding how we can further engage the Wheat Ridge community in the educational component of Localworks.  Localworks is searching for committee members who are keen to bring back events like Policy and Pints, business roundtable conversations and education and civic participation for community members.

For those seeking a leadership role, early participants will meet on a temporarily ad hoc basis. Once committee membership and roles within the committee are established a more formal schedule and strategic plan will be put into place.

Please consider becoming a member of the Partners in Progress Committee and help Localworks and Wheat Ridge engage with and educate the next generation of involved members within our community.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee has been formed from three previous committees as an opportunity for a more cohesive communication system: the Public Relations Committee, Communication Advisory Team and Marketing Committee.  The primary purpose of the Communications Committee is to have conversations around potential new campaigns via Localworks existing and upcoming channels. This committee will meet on an as needed basis, discussing ideas surrounding new campaigns for business corridors, like Ridge at 38, Localworks programs, Makerspace membership/programs and more!

If you are interested in contributing to the promotion of peer-to-peer communication for local events and putting on a strategic cap for the growth of Wheat Ridge through branding elements, this committee is for you! 

Live Local Committee

If you enjoy attending our community’s Live Local events, the Live Local Committee is a great opportunity to get involved and help plan fun, interactive events with Localworks in the future. Some of our events we have focused on this summer include a Coffee 101 with Stylus and Crate, an ice cream treat with Em’s, local beverages with Rickoli and an Adoption Day with Cosmos.

The Live Local Committee will meet quarterly. 

Events Committee

The Events Committee’s role will be similar to our Live Local Committee; however this group will be responsible for all events outside of the Live Local realm. You can expect to be working on things like Ridgefest, Localworks annual fundraiser, mid-modern home tour and urban farm tour. The Events Committee is a great way to further engage in the Wheat Ridge community and help behind the scenes of your favorite events. 

The Events Committee will meet on an ad hoc basis. 

Ready to sign up for one of these committees? Sign up here. If you are interested in the Makerspace Advisory Board, please use the link at the bottom of the page that says “register”. 

Makerspace Advisory Board

The Makerspace Advisory Board is the best way to take an active role in the development of the Localworks Makerspace program. Managed by the Program and Development Officer, the primary role of this committee is to provide recommendations, insight, and advice to the Localworks Board of Directors on matters relating to the development and operation of the Makerspace.

Please note that the Makerspace Advisory Board will work a little differently than the rest of the committees. Registration applications will be available on a different platform to allow for more in depth information and resume compatibility. However, if any of the other committees pique your interest, click here to register.