local food

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The time-honored tradition of seed saving is one of the best ways to for a farmer or gardener to feel connected to the plants that they grow. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Lee-Ann Hill of Laughing Wolf Farm and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about why seed saving is an important part of understanding the food we grow, and how it can lead to a more sustainable food network.

Mancos Food Share

The Mancos Food Share project is working to address hunger and food security by supporting healthy and local food access for those in need. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Gretchen Groenke from Mancos Food Share about hunger and food insecurity in our communities and how the project is hoping to address the problem.

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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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