Farmers Market

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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 | COLUMN: 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 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

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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...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Parsnippet

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Winter farmers market has busy second week

Farmers markets are not just a spring and summer activity in Montezuma County. Saturday marked the second weekend of the winter farmers market at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores....

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Homespun Supper brings in Santa Fe chefs

For the upcoming Homespun Supper, Montezuma School to Farm director Zoë Nelsen recruited her food-loving father and brother to deliver a memorable experience with Saturday's Homespun Supper.Michael...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Harvest Festival is Saturday in Dolores

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Orchard project wins grant to test mobile apple press

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project has been awarded a $42,400 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to jump start the local apple market.MORP has been working to restore the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Can food hubs boost rural farming economies?

Dan Hobbs farms 30 acres of land east of Pueblo, Colorado. For years, he spent weekends traveling hours to farmers markets to sell his produce, always losing a day in the fields and returning home...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Federal government wants farmers to supply local markets

ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has been chosen for a federal pilot program that puts farmers in contact with markets close to home to meet the growing demand for food grown...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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A tough year for apples

When Leon Risenhoover,76, looks out the windows of his Dolores farmhouse, apple trees stretch out before him. He sees the trees, he sees the fruit yet to be picked, and he sees the history of...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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School to farm program growing

The Montezuma School to Farm Project will expand the garden on the Cortez Middle School campus this year after receiving a sizable grant. The Colorado Health Foundation gave the project almost...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fall fruit season

DATE: Sept. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News