Cindy Torres has been an organic farm worker for several years in Boulder County. She works with the Boulder County Farmers' Market as the manager of the Longmont Farmers' Market and co-organizes the farmers market Inclusiveness Committee, identifying ways to make the market more accessible for under-served communities.
She co-founded the Boulder County Food and Agriculture Policy Council and has worked toward developing support for its potential. She successfully lobbied to have the council become an official advisory board to the Boulder County Commissioners. She is a member of the Boulder County Small Farm Committee, whose efforts guided County Open Space officials to open up opportunities to small acreage farmers on open space and influenced the land use department to revise policies, increasing potential for organic production. She is also a committee member for the Boulder County School Food Project and Rocky Mountain Farm to School program.
As a member of the Metro-Denver Health and Wellness sub-committee on Access to Food, as well as the Boulder County Strategies for Ending Oppression, she has been able to work with local and regional food and social justice advocates to address systemic oppression and resulting inequities throughout our food system.