All Clippings From The ‘Food and Wine’ Category

September 26th, 2014

Grand Vin Brings Local Wineries Under One Roof – Wine tasting and auction event at the Blue Sage showcases the West Elks AVA.

Grand Vin Brings Local Wineries Under One Roof  Wine tasting and auction event at the Blue Sage showcases the West Elks AVA. The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Grand…Click to view post »


August 22nd, 2014

North Fork Foods: Family, Summer Hiking and a New Way to Build an Oven Fire.

North Fork Foods: Family, Summer Hiking and a New Way to Build an Oven Fire. By Monica Wiitanen – Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery – Lamborn Mesa “Have you been to the mountains yet?” my Dad would ask within minutes…Click to view post »


August 9th, 2014

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

Agri-Culture: It’s What’s Growing in the North Fork Fair All About Agriculture Of course August (2-9) is the Delta County Fair which despite the marquee events of music and car crashes, is really all about agriculture. Make sure you tour…Click to view post »


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 »