LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado growers can market their products to consumers through the 26th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Listings are being accepted for the 2010 edition of the directory. Published by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Farm Fresh promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities and farms that sell direct to the public.
“Consumers look forward to the Farm Fresh Directory every year, and it is our most popular publication,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The ‘buy local’ trend continues to gain momentum and Farm Fresh is a great way to connect producers with consumers.”
The fee to be included in the directory is $25 and the deadline is Feb. 1, 2010. Listing forms are available at Colorado State University Extension offices, by calling the Colorado Department of Agriculture at (303) 239-4115 or by visiting www.coloradoagriculture.com.
The directory will be available in June and is free to consumers. Nearly 90,000 copies of the publication will be distributed through libraries, extension offices, bookstores, farmers’ markets, welcome centers, chambers of commerce and other businesses. In addition to the printed directory, the 2010 Farm Fresh will also be available on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Web site.
For more information contact Loretta Lopez at 303-239-4115 or visit www.coloradoagriculture.com.