Colorado Proud

Can’t Wait to Eat Local? Find Your Colorado-Grown Products in the 2022 Farm Fresh Directory

As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, farmers’ markets and fresh produce stands are once again top destinations for outdoor excursions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 38th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory will help consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, and more in their local areas.

Colorado Proud's May Recipe of the Month: Beets & Burrata

“Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” If you are familiar with Dwight Schrute from NBC’s hit TV series The Office then you know how often this character, a beet farmer, references this underutilized vegetable. We are featuring Colorado Proud beets and burrata for this month's recipe, and you won't be disappointed at how well the humble beet fits into your meal rotation. 

Try Colorado Proud’s Recipe of the Month for February: Colorado Street Spuds

You’ve had them baked, mashed, and fried, but have you ever had them street style? Potatoes are a meal time staple and their versatility, diverse flavors, and nutritional value mean they can easily become a star of any meal. Potatoes contain many essential nutrients including potassium, vitamin C, fiber, B6, iron, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants. 

List Your Farmers Market, Roadside Stand, and More in CDA’s 2022 Farm Fresh Directory

Colorado agricultural producers are encouraged to list their business in a publication reaching more than 85,000 consumers across our state. The 2022 Colorado Farm Fresh directory, released annually in June by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries, and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. 

2022 Resolution to “Eat Well” Nurtures Fresh Choice to “Buy Local”

Every January, a resolution-driven population commits to improving their eating habits, thinking harder about food choices that are nutritiously and economically sustainable. Thanks to Colorado farmers, ranchers and producers, local-food options make it easier than ever to stick to this resolution, adding extra value to our lives well beyond the New Year timeframe. 

Colorado Proud's December Recipe of the Month - Roasted Butternut Squash

Even in the winter, you can still find fresh produce in Colorado. Greenhouses and high-tech storage facilities let us shop local even during the coldest months of the year. Gourds store especially well in the right conditions. Many of our Colorado Proud farmers provide winter squash, which you can find at local retailers or winter farmers markets