Ska Brewing Co. installs solar panels

Ska Brewing Co. has installed 223 solar panels at its world headquarters at 225 Girard St. in Durango. These new solar panels will generate enough energy to brew approximately 545,000 pints each...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Local First Harvest Dinner tickets available

Tickets for this year’s Harvest Dinner are for sale online at local-first.org. Quantities are limited and will sell fast, so event hopefuls are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Each ticket is...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to pick the most useful herbs to plant in your back yard

I’m not an avid backyard gardener. My thumb is less than green, and my small patio is shaded by trees and fences, preventing prolific vegetable growth. But I haven’t felt the loss too keenly, as I...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Silver Wave taking pre-orders for wild-caught salmon

Silver Wave Seafood Co. is now taking pre-orders for its second annual summer harvest. The boat-to-table business offers Southwest Colorado residents wild-caught salmon from their fishing vessel,...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: All Seasons Farm expands its offerings

All Seasons Farm in Bayfield is mostly known for the tomatoes and asparagus it grows in its big, heated greenhouse. But those are just two of the things farmers are producing in their fifth season,...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

TAMWORTH, N.H. – Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone? A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs. Tamworth Distilling says...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Yelp shuts down teachers’ account sharing student reviews

BOSTON – Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. The reviews were part of an assignment designed to teach...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Upgrade your ‘ade, or how to spike summer’s favorite thirst quencher

I don’t know about you, but now and then I kind of regret developing high standards. I can still enjoy movies that fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category (I’m looking at you, “Con Air”), but it...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Mancos Farmer’s Market opens for the season

Multiple vendors reported that they sold all their goods on Thursday’s opening night of the Mancos Valley Farmers Market, according to director Carrie Summers. She estimated about 75 people and 10...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Not just for vegans: How to rock your tofu with cheese, eggs – even meat

Here’s the trouble with tofu, at least to some Western eaters: You can’t dip it in nacho cheese sauce. Or can you? Even as people have become accustomed to the idea of drinking soy milk lattes, the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Tofu gets a bad rap sometimes. Here’s how to make it great.

Tofu has long since ceased to be a special ingredient, especially now that meatless eating has become mainstream. But it still confounds some of us. Perhaps because it’s so versatile – you can do...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Vanasoap sells homemade, artisan, palm-free soaps

Vanessa McCowan originally took up soap-making as a hobby, but she now sells them as Vanasoap at the Durango Farmer’s Market. “I started off giving them as gifts to friends and family,” she said....

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food