Washing Away A Harvest: Contamination Ruins Boulder County Crops

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Due to potential pathogens and contamination in the floodwater, many farmers with flooded property are still uncertain if their fall harvest can safely be consumed. Farmers are waiting for word from a government agency to help make that decision.

Grand Junction: New Downtown Restaurant Makes Use Of Area’s Agriculture Industry

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The Downtown Farmer’s Market may have come to an end for the summer, but a new downtown restaurant is giving people the chance to eat local produce year-round.

Boulder Flooding Could Hurt Local Farmers

Friday, September 13th, 2013

It’s the height of the harvests for most summer crops, including tomatoes, corn and peppers, farmers said. But the rain kept people home from the Boulder County Farmers Market on Wednesday, and Thursday’s flooding was making it hard for people to get to farm stands. The Boulder County Farmers Market also has canceled Saturday’s markets in Boulder and Longmont.

The Future Of CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Pastures of Plenty CSA in Longmont, Colorado is an excellent example of how the conventional CSA model is still alive and well.  In addition to selling hundreds of shares to CSA members annually, Lyle Davis and Sylvia Tawse offer frequent events at the farm to promote a healthy CSA community.

Urban Farming In Loveland

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Loveland family of six plans to share lessons on self-sufficiency with Haitian mothers. Sarah Sailer and her family of six turned their front, back and side yards — including what was once a driveway — into an urban farm that cycles out different produce year round. ”We try to grow as much of our food as possible,” Sarah said.

Second Kitchen Opens On Uni Hill

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The Second Kitchen, a member-owned cooperative, opened a storefront on the Hill with more than 200 local and organic bulk goods on Thursday. Second Kitchen co-founders Sara Brody and Beth Burzynski started the co-op in May 2011, when both were University of Colorado students.

Tour de Farms Bicyclists Hit The Road

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Part bicycle caravan, part horticultural voyeurism, participants in Saturday’s seventh annual Tour de Farms braved swarms of insects and busy weekend traffic, including oblivious drivers and jaywalking deer, to study the gardens, farms and other havens of vegetation throughout Durango.

LoCo Food Distribution Builds Bridges Between Area Food And Ft. Collins Forks

Monday, August 19th, 2013
Ft. Collins

FORT COLLINS – Locally produced food has long been on the minds of diners in Fort Collins. But only recently has it been so abundant on their forks. In large part, LoCo Food Distribution is responsible. Elizabeth Mozer opened the business two years ago to close the gap between producers of fresh wares and the marketplace for consumers to enjoy them. She experienced firsthand the effects of that hole while trying to extend her family’s eat-local philosophy to the concession offerings at the Lyric Cinema Cafe, which she owns with her husband, Ben.

Colorado Is Home To Locally Made Food Products That Offer Delicious Surprises

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Colorado Real

OK, full disclosure: I’m not tossing back the hard stuff before I step into my car and head to work. You see, Allen created an Irish Whisky Marmalade that she sells at the Colorado Farm and Art Market and at her store, Sweet Izzie’s Kitchen. I’d never been a fan of orange marmalade until I tasted her recipe. The addition of whisky (which you can taste) balances the bitter twang of orange peel, and it’s not overly sweet. No wonder it’s one of Allen’s best-sellers, even though it’s one of the more expensive jellies in her array of flavors, at $9.50 for a jar.

State Launches ‘Choose Colorado’ Tour To Promote Local Food

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Food 10

Colorado Department of Agriculture officials are hitting the road for their first-ever statewide “Choose Colorado” tour this month, heading to communities to pump up their 14-year-old Colorado Proud program for labeling and promoting locally made agriculture and food products.