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Bow and Arrow: Native American grown and Colorado proud

About 12½ miles southwest of Ute-owned Weeminuche Construction on a well-maintained gravel road is a secret hiding in broad daylight. The last stop for the Towaoc-Highline Canal, the end of the...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Late-coming brassicas are worth the wait

We all know that beauty is merely skin-deep, shaped by a culture obsessed with youth, vigor, and perennial sex appeal. Societal expectations, aided and abetted by aggressive and relentless...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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How to put a bottle of summer on your table

Yesterday was the last day of summer. River rats and Parrothead wannabes, time to turn in your Tevas for a pair of hiking boots. Mountain people, better zip in that liner to your Columbia jacket,...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Locals offer trusty advice for the new small farmer

I was skimming through some 1980 Small Farmer’s Journals recently before consigning them to the recycle bin, when an article on how to become a small-scale farmer caught my eye.Much of it seemed...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Cortez's Bluebird Flour stands up to the test of frybread

Our human sense of smell, the olfactory system, holds deep memories for each of us, memories not easily retrieved through our other senses. That whiff of a lingering scent can often trigger...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

Home on the range

“All flesh is grass.”Michael Pollan, Omnivore’s DilemmaFarmers and ranchers grow food and raise meat. They’re also in the business of growing grass.Animals are part of a food chain in which grass...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

Newcomers at the farmers market

One of the beauties of the Cortez Farmers Market is the cycle of veteran vendors returning season after season.Each year we get to know them a little better and watch their produce selection adapt...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

Learn family secrets at farmers market

All families have secrets. The reason they are secrets is because they are unpleasant, unflattering, embarrassing, painful, often scandalous, sometimes dangerous, and always weighted with time and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

The dirty life

“As much as you transform the land by farming, farming transforms you.”Kristan KimballIn her book “The Dirty Life,” Kristan Kimball lays bare the realities of farming 500 acres in upstate New York...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Food as currency

I was visiting friends in Portland, Ore., over the July 4th weekend and had a chance to go to the Hillsdale Farmers Market on the southwest side of the city.Strolling through the noisy parking lot,...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

A picnic basket filled with bounty from the market

Fried chicken. Deviled eggs. Yogi Bear. County fair. Checkerboard cloth. Jar of honey. Blanket in the grass. My mother’s macaroni salad. Wicker basket. Bottle of wine. Antlers and herbs. Corn on...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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Small universe of culinary satisfactions

I just finished reading an entertaining book by cook and food critic, Ruth Reichl, titled “Garlic and Sapphires,” in which she describes the experience of preparing food this way: “I have found...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Parsnippet

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