Food

Food hub to distribute produce to low-income residents in Southwest Colorado

More locally harvested produce could make it onto plates across La Plata County next fall through a new food hub. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted the Durango Regional Food...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market profile: Rohwer’s Farm offers peppers for every palate

Pepper heads looking to add heat to their dishes as colder weather sets in can find a wide variety of peppers at Rohwer’s Farm stand at the Durango Farmers Market. Heidi Rohwer planted 50...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Rice Monkeys owner opens new Japanese tapas restaurant

Jimmy Nguyen has achieved his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant – twice. Nguyen co-owns Rice Monkeys on Main Avenue, which he opened with Dung Tran and Ezrick Villuferte in 2012. “We would...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Market Profile: RazzMaTazz Berries brings Aztec-area raspberries

RazzMaTazz Berries specializes in one thing above all else: raspberries. The farm, located at 30 Road 3302 between Aztec and Flora Vista in New Mexico, produces both fresh berries and jams and...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Police: Man steals green chile burger after slapping victim

SANTA FE – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man’s green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Locally sourced dinner brings in 15K

The Eat Local Harvest Dinner on Sept. 9 raised $15,000 through ticket sales and a silent auction, according to Local First managing director, Monique DiGiorgio. The event on the Smiley Building...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango-area gardeners, farmers share food for Produce Bounty Project

Fresh squash, tomatoes, zucchini and other produce will help supplement the commodities given away for low-income families on Monday. The Produce Bounty Project, now in its seventh year, is put on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chili Chase 5K and cook-off: Bringing the heat, uniting community

Want to start a debate with the power to both unite the community and reveal its cultural and regional diversity at the same time? Start talking chili. Should it have beans in it? Should it be red...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Bayfield’s Tuning Fork Cafe celebrating 5th anniversary

Caring about food and music fills the lives of Tim and Kellie Lillyquist of Bayfield. Tired of commuting to chef and restaurant jobs in Durango, they opened the Tuning Fork Cafe five years ago on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Is this Tunisian chile paste the new sriracha?

In 2014, Food & Wine called it the “new sriracha” sauce. Time named it one of 2015’s food trends. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been using it in recipes for years. London’s Yotam Ottolenghi...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Spice Co. brings the flavor

When Ann Woods and Andrew Cornett moved to Durango last summer, they noticed the mountain town was missing a spice store. “We saw there wasn’t a spice store downtown. Durango is a tourist town, and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Taos family continuing more than 50-year chile tradition

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Under a small shelter outside Big Lots in Santa Fe, the Duran Family hustles between customers and chile roasters while baby Aaliyah, all of a tender 8 months, plays among...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food