Agriculture

Online food hub in Farmington aims to expand farming, local food systems

FARMINGTON – An online food hub allowing people and businesses to place orders with local farmers has launched amid the coronavirus pandemic and a renewed focus on shopping local. The goal of the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Orchard hub to serve Montezuma County apple growers

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project in Southwest Colorado now has a base of operations, thanks to a donation from The Nature Conservancy and other donors. The conservancy donated $297,000...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Green chile distributors to sell directly to public

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico green chile distributors say health restrictions amid the pandemic are forcing them to sell chiles directly to the public. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports distributors have...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Sheep steal show at otherwise sleepy La Plata County Fair

The signs of a coronavirus-adapted county fair were evident Wednesday by the sounds, or lack of them: an odd quiet except for the bleating of sheep, mask-muffled conversations and a loudspeaker...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Will monsoons be enough to save farmers in Southwest Colorado?

In arid Southwest Colorado, farmers live rainstorm to rainstorm. The dark gray clouds that gather every afternoon since last week have been a reprieve for the region after a hot, dry spring. “Every...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No derby or carnivals, but La Plata County Fair will offer what it can

There won’t be any carnivals or rodeos this summer, but the La Plata County Fair is offering what it can given state health restrictions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. “It’s...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Original farmers market in Bayfield didn’t open this year, future uncertain

The Bayfield Farmers Market, which has run for more than 30 years, did not open this summer, primarily because of licensing issues for vendors, said market administrator Jacqui Day. The market,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico summit takes regional approach to local food

FARMINGTON – The third annual Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit promises to dish out local food news again this year, but in a virtual space. To ensure the safety of community members, the...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How do you buy local beef?

The coronavirus pandemic has raised interest in buying local beef, but it can be difficult to know how to do that – even in the meat industry. The interest in local beef was noticed statewide , but...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Does Colorado still have a competitive edge in hemp?

Scott Perez used to be one in a handful of registered industrial hemp growers in Southwest Colorado. But as more people began asking him about growing hemp, Perez also became an agricultural...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Davin Montoya reflects on a life in ranching and electricity

HESPERUS – When Davin Montoya focuses on something, it’s for the long haul – something driven by his passions. Since the late 1970s, he’s led the family ranching operation, which began in Southwest...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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