All Clippings From The ‘Food and Wine’ Category

July 21st, 2014

North Fork Foods: Of Fading Lilacs, Hiking Memories and a Root Canal

  North Fork Foods: Of Fading Lilacs, Hiking Memories and a Root Canal By Monica Wiitanen – Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery – Lamborn Mesa. The Greater Grey, the cat known by some as Fatty, surveyed his domain one evening…Click to view post »


June 24th, 2014

Agri-Culture: It’s What’s Growing in the North Fork

Agri-Culture:  It’s What’s Growing in the North Fork Fresh and Wyld Brunches Begin The summer season in Paonia is truly inaugurated with the beginning of the outdoor Sunday Brunches at the much touted Fresh and Wyld Farmhouse Inn at Paonia.…Click to view post »


June 23rd, 2014

North Fork Foods: No, You Can’t Sell Home Canned Pickles

North Fork Foods: No, You Can’t Sell Home Canned Pickles By Monica Wiitanen – Small Potatoes Farms and Bakery – Lamborn Mesa Lilacs have been splendid. On Mothers’ Day they were gorgeous. A winter storm in the mountains seemed (to…Click to view post »


May 30th, 2014

Mesa Winds Farm and Winery Hosts Chamber Business-After-Hours Event

Mesa Winds Farm and Winery Hosts Chamber Business-After-Hours Event By Thomas Wills                 Over the last two decades it seems that the rural landscape of the North Fork Valley, including scenic farmlands around Hotchkiss, have been transformed agriculturally.  There has…Click to view post »


April 4th, 2014

North Fork Foods: Time to Take Stock Before a New Growing Season

North Fork Foods: Time to Take Stock Before a New Growing Season By Monica Wiitanen – Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery – Lamborn Mesa Winter bud covers on the lilacs are greening, thousands of soil blocks have been made and…Click to view post »


March 18th, 2014

North Fork Foods: A Cottage Foods, On-the Farm Bakery: There is the baking and then there is the organizing

North Fork Foods By Monica Wiitanen – Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery A Cottage Foods, On-the Farm Bakery: There is the baking and then there is the organizing Two years ago when the Colorado Cottage Foods bill was working its…Click to view post »


March 11th, 2014

Hotchkiss Council in Favor of Clipping Back Private Marijuana Grow Ordinance

Hotchkiss Council in Favor of Clipping Back Private Marijuana Grow Ordinance By Thomas Wills At their March 7 work session the Hotchkiss Town Council appeared to agree that the very comprehensive  private marijuana grow ordinance drafted by new Town Attorney,…Click to view post »


February 22nd, 2014

North Fork Foods: The Dance Card on Bake Day

North Fork Foods: The Dance Card on Bake Day Every Bake Day I learn something about the oven, and every Bake Day I learn something about myself. I’ve learned that I can’t do three people’s work unless I allow more…Click to view post »


February 18th, 2014

Sustainable Farming Workshop Meeting Draws Good Crowd in Hotchkiss

The panel members from left to right are Dr. John Stonaker, Scott Horner, Dr. John Ikerd, and Paolo Bacigalupi.   Sustainable Farming Workshop Meeting Draws Good Crowd in Hotchkiss The Sustainable Farming workshop held at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss on…Click to view post »


February 9th, 2014

Conventional Agriculture Produces Safe, Healthy Fruit in the North Fork

Conventional Agriculture Produces Safe, Healthy Fruit in the North Fork       By Bob White – Rogers Mesa conventional  fruit grower             Prior to 1993 virtually all apple growers in the North Fork Valley used strong insecticides to control codling moth.  Unfortunately, these…Click to view post »