Marje Cristol

Position: Meet the Farmer


Marje Cristol

Farmers shift philosophy with Cedar Hill Farm

At Schwebach's Cedar Hill Farm, you can see what it's like to start from the ground up.As Durango Farmers Market producers in their first year of business, Michael and Diane Schwebach are eager for...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Memories pull woman home to work James Ranch land

We may think of green as the overwhelming color of the James Ranch in the Animas Valley, but Jennifer James Wheeling does her best to vary the palette, adding her own array of color with her...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Woman plants by the moon at Evening Star Farm near Hesperus

From the Lone Star State to Evening Star Farm, Peg George has been a star of the Durango Farmers Market since its inception in the mid-1990s.Raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, she studied health and...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Hayes raises unique Red Angus beef

At Hayes Ranch, seeing red isn't necessarily a bad thing.That's where you'll find 100 percent registered Red Angus cattle. The ranch is owned by John and Patricia Hayes, who live part time in...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Couple live the dream of farm life at Cottonwood Creek Farm

Commuting against the traffic is over for now.For years, Cindy Schroeder and Mel Matis worked in town and then commuted to work in the country.At times, the drive to Cottonwood Creek Farm, located...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

James adds sustainable cheese, pork to family farm

A childhood spent on the James Ranch in the Animas Valley and a passion for great food were all it took to guarantee Dan James would stake out his place at the table.But before he would settle on...

DATE: June 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Homegrown's biodynamic practices create abundance

They've come a long way from Santa Cruz, Calif., where they met while studying geology.Though they aren't working in the field of geology,one can find Emily Shatting and Mike Jensen in another...

DATE: June 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Stone Free Farm adapts to land, market

Rosie Carter and Chuck Barry started Stone Free Farm in Arriola in 1995.This small farming community in northwest Montezuma County provided the ideal mix of good soils, ample irrigation water and...

DATE: June 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Fox Fire Farms is an expanding family affair

For Fox Fire Farms and the Parry family, ranching and farming is a family tradition.There are currently two generations working on the farm, located four miles southeast of Ignacio, but the family...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Dyers raise sheep and farming awareness

Pam and Jim Dyer of Dyers Wool bring years of experience to the local fiber market, and an active lobbying effort to the agricultural movement.Their roots in farming extend to upstate New York,...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

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