Bounty of fall shows at Cortez farmers’ market

If you haven't managed to make it down to the Cortez Farmers' Market yet this year, there is still time. Although summer is in the rearview mirror and we're cruising on down that golden highway...

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'Locavore' — word of the year has an ag connection

I learned recently that every year the New Oxford American Dictionary selects a word of the year. In 2007 that vaunted word was locavore: a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally...

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Have a bite of kale chips, bruschetta

What's the difference between a lawn mower and a banjo? If you were at the Cortez Farmers Market on a recent Saturday, you would know. The Mud Flaps were the featured local bluegrass band and they...

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Farmers market has recipe for summer greens

Food is the currency of any culture. There are other forms of currency of course, but none is more primal than our need to eat, to nourish our bodies. Food keeps us alive. Food — and our access to...

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Farmers market has recipe for summer greens

Food is the currency of any culture. There are other forms of currency of course, but none is more primal than our need to eat, to nourish our bodies. Food keeps us alive. Food — and our access to...

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Evening farmers market offers alternative to weekend shopping

For some of us, getting downtown on Saturday morning in time for the opening of the Cortez Farmers Market at 7:30 is occasionally a challenge. That second cup of coffee beckons and snap, the sun is...

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Store root vegetables for hearty winter meals

If weather patterns are indications, summer is in the rearview mirror and we’re staring at a long stretch of fall and winter ahead. The Cortez Farmers Market is here to help. It will stay open...

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Kid food from the kids of Montezuma

Kids are picky eaters.This may not be true for all kids, but most of us have had close-up personal experience with at least one young person who would be content to go through the formative years...

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The farmers who made the market

If gardens could talk, they might have a thing or two to tell us.Perhaps they’d impart some friendly advice about which plants get along and which ones need to be kept away from each other. Maybe...

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Apples are here to stay in Montezuma County

“Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) is working to preserve rare fruit genetics, revive historic orchards, plant new orchards, research the history of heritage orchards, provide orchard...

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Food producers who have a hand in community farming

“The work of the world is common as mud.”Marge PiercyThere’s work to be done in Montezuma County and many hands to do it.The work begins in the dark of winter when seed catalogs arrive and...

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School to Farm project grows in Mancos

“Eating is an agricultural act.”Wendell Berry, writer and activistNeatly wedged into the south-facing corner of the Mancos athletic field is a large triangular garden that Montezuma School to Farm...

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