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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado cantaloupe is featured in our Sweet Chile Chicken and Grilled Cantaloupe Panini recipe. Available Now...Cantaloupe Rocky Ford melons are recognized for their sweetness. Colorado ranks 4th nationally in cantaloupe production. In 2009, Colorado produced more than 59 million pounds of ... Full Story

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

LAKEWOOD, Colo.--From an eastern plains cornfield under a stormy sky to a line of bikes parked in a western slope vineyard, Colorado agriculture is easily captured in pictures. The 13th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate Colorado agriculture. “Since the contest began in 1998, we’ve received hundreds of photographs representing every aspect of agriculture in the state, and it is always exciting to see the diversity of ... Full Story

Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010

Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010

Pie Baking Championship Rewards Pie Lovers at Colorado State Fair New Grand Prize of $5,000 Added for Top Pie in 2010 PUEBLO, Colo. – Pillsbury® is calling all pie lovers to enter a pie at the 2010 Colorado State Fair Pie Baking Championship. Kitchen creativity and passion for pie could earn participants a shot at a $5,000 national grand from the makers of Pillsbury Pie Crusts! To enter the 2010 contest, sign up with the Colorado State Fair and deliver any dessert pie using Pillsbury ... Full Story

Berthoud Artist Celebrates Milestone – Holds Contest

Berthoud Artist Celebrates Milestone – Holds Contest

Berthoud, CO,  Local artist Tyler Kennedy celebrated selling his 8000th print reproduction of his paintings on Thursday, May 27. To commemorate the milestone, he announced a contest to name his newly released painting. Tyler’s newest painting is a romantic piece featuring two barn swallows gliding above a blossoming plum tree (see attached), and can be personalized with names “carved” in a heart at the base of the tree. To submit an entry, email your title entry and contact information ... Full Story

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado broccoli is featured in our Broccoli Cheese Strata recipe. Available Now...Broccoli Good quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light green stalks of consistent thickness. Bud clusters should be compact and dark green with some purple tinge.  Broccoli is low in fat and ... Full Story

Bunker Hill, 1775—What happened, why was it

Bunker Hill, 1775—What happened, why was it important

The Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 was an important mile stone in the American Revolution, yet many people do not know what happened that day or the role it played in the revolution. Journalist Thomas Fleming was given an assignment to do a one page feature on the battle. He became so interested that he wrote a book, first published 50 years ago. A recent reissue of the book has come out just in time for our annual celebration of independence. You may read the authors experience in ... Full Story

CGNA Featured Plants

CGNA Featured Plants

Featured Annuals By Robin Boutilier Good Earth Garden Center Lantana camara ‘Bandana White’ and Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ is a welcome new addition to my garden. In the past I had appreciated the height that cleome would lend to my borders, but found them difficult to work around. The sticky leaves, thorny stems, and the rather skunky scent of the old cleome varieties were reason enough for me to banish them from the garden. Enter ... Full Story

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

By Tyler Kennedy On my drive down I-25 to work this morning, I saw something you don’t regularly see on the plains, a bull and cow moose galloping alongside the interstate. Today is the summer solstice (the apex of sunlight during the year), and I knew something was special as I prepared iced tea and a game of Bocce Ball for our solstice party at the company where I work – Solstice Arts. As I was pulling off at the Johnstown exit near Johnson’s Corner, I noticed two dark figures ... Full Story

Great Golf, The LTO Open

Great Golf, The LTO Open

The Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud is hosting the LTO Open Golf Tournament on Saturday July 17, 2010 at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The format is 4 person teams, best ball. The event starts at 8:00 AM with check-in beginning at 7AM.  Mulligan’s and putting string are available at extra cost. Single golfers are welcome too; tournament organizers can help place you on a team. The tournament is a fund raiser to support the final phase of expansion which includes bringing the ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. Originally ... Full Story

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