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The Cortez City Council on Tuesday unanimously expressed support for a local organization that wants to create an “urban farm” in the city.

Locally Sourced Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2017
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Thanksgiving dinner is good, locally sources dinner is even better.

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Small-scale livestock production is a good fit for many farms in the Four Corners Region, because small farms often have land that is best suited for grazing, rather than raising high value crops.  When the demand for meat from  heritage breed animals is added to the equation, it makes sense for small farmers to add livestock to their operations.  However, in order to benefit from higher prices that direct sales of meat to consumers and restaurants brings, producers must have their animals slaughtered at facilities that provide state or federal inspection. 

Is Urban Agriculture A Fad or A Trend?

May 9, 2017
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Plenty United, a two year old firm, plans to increase production of lettuce, arugula and herbs to over three million pounds annually in their 51,000 square foot converted factory building located by San Francisco Bay.  They also plan to set up growing operations near 60 cities in the U.S.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Tucker Robinson, co-owner of WildEdge Brewing, about his transition from archeology to brewing, using local food and ingredients in crafting his beer, and what will be offered at the brewery scheduled to open on April 11th on North Market Street in downtown Cortez.

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