local food

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A new micro-brewery appears to be in the works for downtown Cortez. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved on first reading two measures designed to allow for the development of the  micro-brewery and tap room on the northwest corner of Market and North streets, across from the First Baptist Church.


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Long-distance endurance racing can be a grueling physical ordeal and it is critical that racers prepare themselves properly. in this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods and long-distance endurance racer, about the nutrition required for endurance races, and why it is critical for good race performance and staying healthy.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project continues to help local kids learn about food, food systems, and the importance of a healthy diet. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Christine Foote, Program Coordinator for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about the latest initiatives they are bringing to area schools, and what to expect at their annual Spring Hoedown event on Saturday night.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about food systems and food production for our children is a key part of the solution.


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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with DeWayne Jackson, Master Brewer at the Mancos Brewing Company, about the history of beer making, how he approaches his craft, and why local ingredients are important to his business.

Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Ole Bye, Manager of the Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative, and their board president Kim Lindgren about how the Cooperative provides local produce to restaurants, schools, and businesses across the region, and how the cooperative model benefits small farmers.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Tim Stubbs of the Pie Maker Bakery in Cortez about the history of coffee, the challenges of growing coffee sustainably, and the latest in coffee consumption: nitro cold brew coffee.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Sandi VanHouteen, Cortez School District Food Service Director, and Danyel Mezzanatto, Cortez Middle School Production Manager, about Colorado Proud Day and how it is being celebrated in local school cafeterias with farm-fresh produce from area farms and school gardens.

Dolores Food Market

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Taz Vass, owner and operator of the Dolores Food Market, about how locally owned grocery stores compete with larger national chain stores and the economics of offering local produce.

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