Flavors of fall

Flavors of fall

First frost brings new bounty of fresh, local produce
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Flavors of fall

James Ranch grows – and sells – winter squashes such as pumpkin, acorn and spaghetti.
Mike Nolan of Mountain Roots Produce, near Hesperus, estimated a yield of 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of potatoes from a half-acre field. Here, Jake Stone harvests nicola potatoes.
Red bell peppers at James Ranch will be available for a few more weeks.
Delicata squash from James Ranch is great baked with cinnamon, butter and sugar.
The first Brussels sprouts of the fall season from James Ranch are terrific pan-fried.
James Ranch farmers sell the last of their heirloom tomatoes at the Farmers Market and at the ranch on U.S. Highway 550.
Mike Nolan, right, of Mountain Roots Produce, harvests potatoes for sale to Durango School District 9-R, Durango Natural Foods Co-Op, and several restaurants in town.
Mountain Roots Produce grows rutabagas.
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