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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Department of agriculture’

Agritourism Workshop

Agritourism Workshop

    Learn How to Diversify at Agritourism Workshop LAKEWOOD, Colo. – From visiting a farmers’ market or winery to spending a week working cattle on a ranch or taking a farm tour, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. To help farmers and ranchers learn more about agritourism, a workshop is scheduled for March 3, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Agritourism is a growing segment of the agriculture industry in Colorado and across the nation,” ... Full Story

Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

Conference Focuses on Food Safety & Agricultural Security LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The 21st annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, scheduled Feb. 23 in Denver, will focus on the critical challenges of food safety and agricultural security. The conference’s guest speakers will address a variety of topics related to the food system. Officials also will announce details about two new programs meant to help shape the future of agriculture in Colorado: The Colorado Agricultural ... Full Story

Colorado Beans Can Add Warmth This Winter

Colorado Beans Can Add Warmth This Winter

  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 beans are featured in our Pinto Bean, Vegetable and Tortilla Soup recipe. Available Now...Beans Colorado produces a wide range of bean varieties including pinto, light red kidney and black. In 2010, Colorado ranked eighth nationally in dry bean production with 125 ... Full Story

An Apricot sweet treat

An Apricot sweet treat

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 apricots are featured in our Colorado Apricot Shortcake recipe Available Now...Apricots Enjoy Colorado apricots dried, in jams or fresh from the orchard! Apricots are low in fat, sodium free, are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and are a good source of ... Full Story

Deadline Approaching for Listing in Annual Hay

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2011 Colorado Hay Directory. This annual publication, celebrating its 25th anniversary, markets Colorado hay to buyers in the state and around the country. “This publication is an important marketing tool that helps connect hay producers and buyers,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Every year we receive requests for the directory from people ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day Celebrates American Way of Life

By John Salazar Commissioner of Agriculture Throughout the centuries, the American way of life has stood for freedom, honor, and integrity. It’s no surprise that those are the same words I use to describe Colorado’s agricultural producers.  It is through the hard work and dedication of our producers that we are able to provide safe, abundant, and affordable products for your family and dinner table. Colorado Ag Day is March 16 and it’s a day to recognize and celebrate the ... Full Story

Deadline Approaching for Inclusion in Annual Farm

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado growers can market their products to consumers through the 27th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory. Listings are being accepted for the 2011 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 and ranches that sell direct to the public. “The Farm Fresh Directory continues to ... Full Story

Colorado Carrots Are Versatile Vegetables

Colorado Carrots Are Versatile Vegetables

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 carrots are featured in our Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe. Available Now…Carrots Choose carrots that are well-shaped with firm, smooth exteriors and vibrant orange to orange-red color. Tops should be closely trimmed to avoid rapid decay. Carrots are fat free, low in sodium, an ... Full Story

Crisp Colorado cabbage adds crunch

Crisp Colorado cabbage adds crunch

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 cabbage is featured in our Colorado Coleslaw recipe. Available Now…Cabbage In 2009 Colorado produced nearly 130 million pounds of cabbage valued at $14 million. Good quality cabbage should be well-formed, fairly even colored and heavy for its size. Cabbage leaves should be ... Full Story

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

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 apples are featured in our Tomato Apple Gastrique recipe. Available Now...Apples Colorado’s high altitude orchards feature warm days with intense sunlight and cool nights with mountain fresh air. This climate helps produce apples desired by consumers around the nation. ... Full Story

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