All Clippings From The ‘Food and Wine’ Category

April 9th, 2014

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Young Farmers Support Keeping Western Slope Water Western

Young Farmers Support Keeping Western Slope Water Western (shared by Kacey Kropp – National Young Farmer Coalition)   Dear Colorado NYFC supporters, This year Colorado citizens are tasked with finalizing the first-ever Colorado Water Plan. This plan will determine how…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 11th, 2014

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Sustainable Agriculture Workshop – VOGA Membership Renewals

Sustainable Agriculture Workshop – VOGA Membership Renewals and More It’s that time of year to renew your VOGA membership (or join)! Our deadline to renew/join is the Ides of March: the 15th. Download, fill out and mail in the membership…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 »


February 8th, 2014

Hotchkiss Library’s Seed Library Project Kicked off With Seed Exchange

Hotchkiss Library’s Seed Library Project Kicked off With Seed Exchange By Thomas Wills Sometime this spring you will be able to check out heirloom seeds from the Hotchkiss Public Library along with your books and DVD’s. Locals got a taste…Click to view post »


February 4th, 2014

Localizing the Local Economy: Part One- Food

Localizing the Local Economy: Part One- Food By Thomas Wills Locavore. Loca-vore. There is an interesting word. A new word only a couple of decades old, meaning a person who eats mostly, or only, foods grown locally, within one’s regional…Click to view post »